2011 Handbag Designer Awards
Credit: Time Inc Digital Studio

Handbag designers, get your creative juices flowing before it's too late! Handbag Designer 101 and InStyle have teamed up for the Fifth Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards, and undiscovered designers have only two more weeks to compete for one of nine different awards! Categories include Best Handmade Bag and Most Socially Responsible Bag. (Some of last year's winners pictured at left.) Also, a special Fan Favorite category will be voted on by the readers of! Get your applications in before April 30th at You never know: Yours could be the next It bag!