Are you the new Rebecca Minkoff? Louis Vuitton? Get your big break at the Independent Handbag Designer Awards this year. Past winners have had their bags featured in InStyle magazine, their collections produced and manufactured for Saks Fifth Avenue. Students have had scholarships and collaborations with major brands. Prizes include a huge setup of amazing equipment for your design studio or free booths at major tradeshows.
For the past seven years, Emily Blumenthal has been a huge force in bringing opportunities for new designers. Though the Handbag Designer 101 network, scores of indie labels have been able to network, gain exposure, sell and market their way into success. The big awards show is the big gala event to top it all off.
You have a shot at nine different categories, so get your work together and enter before April 27, 2013. Apply here.