By Christina Shanahan
Updated Jan 28, 2013 @ 9:00 am
IHDA Awards 2013
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Calling all undiscovered handbag designers: InStyle has once again joined forces with Handbag Designer 101 for the 7th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards! Applications are open now for aspiring designers to win one of nine awards in handbag excellence, including categories like Best Student Made Bag and Most Socially Responsible Bag. A very 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 for Bloomingdale's. Don’t wait—get your applications in before April 27th at It may just be your lucky break!

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