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 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 You never know—you might win!

See last year's winners in the gallery!