By Christina Shanahan
Mar 24, 2014 @ 4:01 pm
Time Inc. Digital Studio (3)

Dreaming about your big break as a handbag designer? We've got just the ticket. InStyle has once again teamed up with Handbag Designer 101 for the 8th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards! Sign up by April 27th to enter for a chance to win one of seven awards in handbag excellence, including Most Socially Responsible bag, sponsored by FEED and Best Distinctly Denim bag, sponsored by Guess. 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 have their design carried by Bloomingdale’s. Need one more reason to enter? The winners, announced during a ceremony in New York City on June 18, will be featured in InStyle's mega September issue. Submit your design today at