Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Eleventh Independent Handbag Designer Awards

The AHQ Best Student Made Handbag (handbag featured in back)
McCall Morrow, MM Accessories

The Cutting Edge Bag by Nasty Gal (handbag featured in front)
Amy Steele, Amy Steele

On Wednesday, June 14th, Handbag Designer 101 congratulated this year's winners at the Eleventh Independent Handbag Designer Awards at the SVA Theater. 

Karen Giberson, President of the Accessories Council, presented the 2017 Carlos Falchi IDHA ICONOCLAST Award to Deux Lux.

Congratulations to all the winners in ten distinct categories, including Christopher Belt, who took home three awards: The BERNINA Best Handmade Handbag, The Perfect Everyday Work Tote by Aimee Kestenberg, and Best Retail Bag presented by Neiman Marcus. 

Check out this year's winning bags below.

The BERNINA Best Handmade Handbag
Christopher Belt, Christopher Belt

The Best Retail Bag Presented by Neiman Marcus
Christopher Belt, Christopher Belt

The Perfect Everyday Work Tote by Aimee Kestenberg (not shown)
Christopher Belt, Christopher Belt

The BASIC ADHESIVES Best Green Handbag
Jamie Bolton-Debbage & Lucy Housmann
Wilby Clutch

The Trickle Up Most Socially Responsible Handbag
Gabriela Lopez
Me Accessories

The Best Fujifilm Instax Camera Bag
Becky Moy, Becvoy

The Young and Adventurous Lifestyle Backpack by Guess Handbags
Anna Hegeman, Van Der Borne

The UBM Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design
Elena Longhi, Ninael

The Audience Fan Favorite (not shown)
Shivani Suhag, Avocadoe

- Kim Weling

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