Handbag Awards
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Handbag designers, get your creative juices flowing! 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 different 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. Get your applications in at

See last year’s winners in the gallery! MORE:2011 List of IHDA FinalistsKate Spade’s Winning IHDA BagCat Deeley’s IDHA Bag