Call for Entries: Handbag Designer Awards

In What's New, Industry News by Marilise Gavenas

Entries are now open for the 2016 Independent Handbag Designer Awards sponsored by Handbag 101, a curated database of  emerging and independent designers that has evolved from an industry resource into a thriving e-commerce site.

For this 10th edition of the competition, finalists’ designs will be offered for sale on the Handbag 101 site. Winners will be featured in the September issue of InStyle magazine, receive a year-long membership to the Accessories Council, and have the opportunity for collaborations with sponsoring companies including Pantone and Trina Turk.

2015 Winning Design from Mandy Chang

2015 Winning Design from Mandy Chang

Among the judges: Accessories editor-in-chief Lauren Parker, designer Kenneth Cole, and InStyle accessories director Megan Crum.

This year’s categories:

Applications close April 23 and winners will be announced at the awards event on June 15 in New York City.


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