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Talking Handbags with Handbag Designer 101’s Emily Blumenthal

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As Handbag Designer 101 gears up for its 10th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards (winners are announced June 15th), we caught up with Handbag Designer 101 founder Emily Blumenthal to talk handbags, the awards, and her growing e-commerce site handbagdesigner101.com. What has changed since you launched your first Independent Handbag …

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Things Emerging Handbag Designers Think They Know–But Don’t (Part 1)

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This is the first installment of From the Trenches–Expert Opinion from Those Who Know Best. Here, Emily Blumenthal, founder of Handbag Designer 101, the Independent Handbag Designer Awards and author of “Handbag Designer 101:  Everything You Need to Know about Designing, Making, and Marketing Handbags” gives some wise advice to …

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Finally: 2014 IHDA Annual Handbag Award Winners Revealed!

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New York—For those in handbags—especially emerging designers/brands—it’s the most anticipated event of the year. On Wednesday, the winners of the 2014 Eighth Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards (IHDA) were revealed at the School of Visual Arts Theatre. Sponsored by Handbag Designer101, the IHDA presents named in eight categories. John Edwards …

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10 Minutes With… Emily Blumenthal of Independent Handbag Designer Awards

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New York–Accessories caught up with the ever-energetic Emily Blumenthal, founder of Handbag Designer 101, the Independent Handbag Designer Awards (IDHA), which recently wrapped up its 7th annual competition and awards show, and the HBDNetwork. The company recently launched the site Thehandbagawards.com, which serves as an invaluable industry resource. What is …