By Christina Shanahan
Updated Feb 26, 2013 @ 1:45 pm
Handbag Designer Awards
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Have a passion for designing handbags? You've come to the right place. InStyle and Handbag Designer 101 have teamed up for the 7th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards! Undiscovered designers have until April 27th to compete for one of six different awards in handbag excellence, including Best Student Made Bag and Most Socially Responsible Bag. The readers of will vote on a Fan Favorite, and the lucky winner for Best Overall Style & Design will have the opportunity to design a capsule collection for Bloomingdale's. Get your application in today at

Need inspiration? See all of last year's winners!