Si Young Kim, winning IHDA’s Best Student Category in 2010. She now works for Burberry

Want to discover the next IT bag? Want to help an emerging designer get his or her amazing talents known? Want to make dreams come true?

Then cast your vote for the Accessories Magazine Audience Fan Favorite Award in the 12th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards, presented by Handbag Designer 101.

Thousands of designers from all around the world submitted handbags, sketches and videos in 9 different categories, and they’ve been narrowed down to 5 finalists in each category. Only the one winner with the most votes overall will receive the Audience Fan Favorite Award.

Vote below!  You can also get more information on each bag and view finalist bios here.

The 45 finalist handbags will also be displayed in New York at AccessoriesTheShow, Javits Center, from June 10-12, so retail buyers can see, touch and experience the bags in person before voting!

The 12th Independent Handbag Designer Awards takes place live on Wednesday, June 13th at the SVA Theatre at 8pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to TheHandbagAwards.com

The Accessories Magazine Audience Fan Favorite

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The UBM Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design

Best executed handbag overall in style and design
Parisa Wang | Parisa Wang / Hong Kong
Parisa Wang
Parisa Wang Hong Kong
Loukia Iliopoulou | Vitro Atelier / Greece
Loukia Iliopoulou
Vitro Atelier Greece
Lindsey Hirway | Larsen & Lund / USA
Lindsey Hirway
Larsen & Lund USA
Ilham Mohamed | illicia / UK
Ilham Mohamed
illicia UK
Gizem Yucelen | Hooop the Bag / Turkey
Gizem Yucelen
Hooop the Bag Turkey

The Best Retail Bag Presented by Macy’s

The perfect bag for the Macy’s customer
Sugandh Agrawal | GUNAS New York / USA
Sugandh Agrawal
GUNAS New York USA
Joy Egbejimba | Nuciano / Nigeria
Joy Egbejimba
Nuciano Nigeria
Erika McKelvey | Erika Lynn / USA
Erika McKelvey
Erika Lynn USA
Ellia Wang | Ellia Wang / China
Ellia Wang
Ellia Wang China
Elena Bourbour Ajdari | Neleni / USA
Elena Bourbour Ajdari
Neleni USA

The Global Brands Group Best Student Made Handbag

Students who have successfully started their handbag lines and are still in school
Zhu Wang | ZW / Hong Kong
Zhu Wang
ZW Hong Kong
Elise Glueck | Accessories By Elise / USA
Elise Glueck
Accessories By Elise USA
Denise Internoscia | internoscia design / USA
Denise Internoscia
internoscia design USA
Anh Nguyen | 502 department / Vietnam
Anh Nguyen
502 department Vietnam
Alison Chang | AlisonChang / Taiwan
Alison Chang
AlisonChang Taiwan

The Bernina Best Handmade Handbag

Made by sewing machine or by hand, using any material
Krzysztof Paluch | K.Paluch Wooden Bags / Poland
Krzysztof Paluch
K.Paluch Wooden Bags Poland
Yumiko Maki | youmemaki / Japan
Yumiko Maki
youmemaki Japan
Sergio Sevilla | Sergio Sevilla Design / Ecuador
Sergio Sevilla
Sergio Sevilla Design Ecuador
Patricia Richardson | Paddy K / Canada
Patricia Richardson
Paddy K Canada
Jonathan Rubinstein | JR / Venezuela
Jonathan Rubinstein
JR Venezuela

The Basis Adhesives Best Green Handbag

Made out of sustainable, recycled or organic materials
Thomas Casadei della Chiesa | PangaeA bag / Italy
Thomas Casadei della Chiesa
PangaeA bag Italy
Jingwen Zhang | Serena Zhang / USA
Jingwen Zhang
Serena Zhang USA
Jasmin Druffner | Druffner Rucksack / USA
Jasmin Druffner
Druffner Rucksack USA
Fiona Liu | ddropp / China
Fiona Liu
ddropp China
Cristina Lozano Carbajal | CL Design / Honduras
Cristina Lozano Carbajal
CL Design Honduras

The Conscious Magazine Most Socially Responsible Handbag

Made in a country with proceeds given back to country of manufacturing or people employed to manufacture handbags to better their lives and/or conditions
Valeria Silva | Valeria & Elena / El Salvador
Valeria Silva
Valeria & Elena El Salvador
Paola Palacio | Paola Palacio / Colombia
Paola Palacio
Paola Palacio Colombia
Ileana Quinones | ARTISANS OF IQ / USA
Ileana Quinones
ARTISANS OF IQ USA
Charlotte Bingham – Wallis | BELO / UK
Charlotte Bingham – Wallis
BELO UK
Abai Schulze | Gulo Bag / Ethiopia
Abai Schulze
Gulo Bag Ethiopia

The Heritage Bag Inspired by GUESS

A creative and imaginative way of embracing the history of the GUESS? brand and heritage
Stephanie Wong | Stephanie Wacey / Canada
Stephanie Wong
Stephanie Wacey Canada
Severe Erase | SELF FRAME / Haiti
Severe Erase
SELF FRAME Haiti
Pooja Sanghvi | Pooja Sanghvi / India
Pooja Sanghvi
Pooja Sanghvi India
Missy DeGroot | DeGroot / USA
Missy DeGroot
DeGroot USA
Maria Magdalena Suarez Anzorena | Maria Magdalena Suarez Anzorena / Argentina
Maria Magdalena Suarez Anzorena
Maria Magdalena Suarez Anzorena Argentina

The Pure & Natural Yoga Bag Inspired by Taja Coconut

A yoga bag inspired by the uniqueness of Taja coconut
Shivani Suhag | AVOCADOE / India
Shivani Suhag
AVOCADOE India
Laine Weber Callahan | Laine / USA
Laine Weber Callahan
Laine USA
Jisuk Song | Jisuk Song / Korea
Jisuk Song
Jisuk Song Korea
Jennifer Hamley | Jennifer Hamley / UK
Jennifer Hamley
Jennifer Hamley UK
Alyssa Fishenden | Aly Chantal / USA
Alyssa Fishenden
Aly Chantal USA

The Aimee Kestenberg Signature Satchel

The next must-have Aimee bag inspired by the brand’s iconic Tamitha backpack
Tina Wang | Tina Wang / Taiwan
Tina Wang
Tina Wang Taiwan
Qing Guo | Handbagrace / China
Qing Guo
Handbagrace China
Nicole Holstein | Educe Handbags / USA
Nicole Holstein
Educe Handbags USA
Yung Yuen Wah Clara | Clara Y / Hong Kong
Yung Yuen Wah Clara
Clara Y Hong Kong
Ayushi Rastogi | Acute Bags / India
Ayushi Rastogi
Acute Bags India