By Christina Shanahan
Updated Apr 12, 2013 @ 3:30 pm
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If you're an undiscovered handbag designer, you won't want to miss this: InStyle has teamed up with Handbag Designer 101 for the 7th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards. Applications are open now for aspiring designers to win one of six awards in handbag excellence. The Best Student Made winner will get to collaborate with Charming Charlie and the Best Overall Style & Design winner will have the opportunity to design a capsule collection for Bloomingdale’s. Plus, a very special Fan Favorite category will be voted on by the readers of Don’t wait—get your applications in before April 27th at It could be your big break!

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