2012 Independent Handbag Designer Awards
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Are you the next great handbag designer? Tell us! Handbag Designer 101 and InStyle have teamed up for the 6th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards, and undiscovered designers have until Saturday, April 28th to compete for one of seven awards. Categories include Best Handmade Bag and Most Socially Responsible Bag. Also, a special Fan Favorite category will be voted on by the readers of, and the Best Overall Style & Design winner will have the opportunity to design a capsule collection with Kenneth Cole. Head to to submit your applicationyou only have two weeks left!

See last year’s winners in the gallery!