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The 9th Annual Independent Handbag Awards List Of Winners

Handbag  Designer 101 revealed the winners of the 9th Annual Independent  Handbag  Designer  Awards on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in New ...


Handbag Designer 101 revealed the winners of the 9th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in New York City

On Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Handbag Designer 101 announced the winners of the the 9th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards in New York City.  The annual awards ceremony was hosted by founder Emily Blumenthal and was attended by over 400 industry insiders, designers and high profile supporters who came out to celebrate the new who's who in the handbag world.  

The winners of the 9th Annual Independent Handbag Awards came from a pool of 1,500 submissions collected globally.  The winners were named in the nine distinct categories and included Mandy Chang Design Studio who secured top honors as the recipient of The Evine Live Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design award.  Jennifer Hamley England took home the award for the InStyle.com Audience Fan Favorite by racking in over 143,000 of the over 453,000 total fan votes (she better work)!  


Mandy Chang Design Studio's handbag design that won the Evine Live Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design award at the 9th Annual Independent Handbag Awards

All of the winning handbags will be featured in the 2015 September issue of InStyle magazine and are sure to be coveted by handbag obsessed.  

Check out the complete list of winners below.
  •  The Evine Live Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design Award ~ Mandy Chang Design Studio: Mandy Chang, USA
  • The InStyle.com Audience Fan Favorite Award ~ Jennifer Hamley England: Jennifer Hamley, UK
  • The Trina Turk Best Student Made Handbag Award ~ GRIP Handbags: Danielle Gumina, Pepperdine University, USA
  • The Bernina Best Handmade Handbag Award ~ Kabo Leather: Boris Matveev, USA
  • The Klean Kanteen Best Green Handbag Award ~ GUNAS: Sugandh Agrawal, USA
  • The Fashion 4 Development Most Socially Responsible Handbag Award ~ Leonor: Ana Maria Plata, Colombia, Made in Colombia
  • The Mary Kay Most Irresistible Makeup Bag Award ~ Carla Lopez: Emilia Arzua & Carla Lopez, Spain
  • The Stand Out & Look Great Work Bag by MOO Award ~ Jennifer Hamley England: Jennifer Hamley, UK
  • Distinctly Denim by Guess Handbags – Denim by Guess Handbags Award ~ Mary Lai: Marylai New York, USA
  • The Iconoclast Award for Lifetime Achievement in Handbag Design ~ Rebecca Minkoff

Designer Rebecca Minkoff accepts her Iconoclast Award for Lifetime Achievement in Handbag Design at the 9th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards


Congratulation to all of this year's winners and good luck to everyone who is planning to go for the gold in next year's awards!
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