Handbag Designer 101 invites you to join us at the 10th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards. Come see the life changing night for designers across the globe to showcase their brands at the Handbag Awards in NYC on June 15th, 2016 and find out who will be the next "it bag" designer of this year.


The 2016

Independent Handbag Designer Awards

Handbag Awards

Welcome to the official page of the Independent Handbag Designer Awards where unknown designers become well-known brands, overnight. Here, you can find information about applying to this year's Handbag Awards, past Finalists and Winners, handbag inspiration, sponsorship opportunities and more.

The Independent Handbag Designer Awards is an industry staple boasting the largest database of independent designers worldwide. Our team actively scours the globe to find the next "it bag" designer so stay tuned for more updates as to whom that will be.


The 2016 Awards Video

The 2015 Finalists Video

The 2016 Bags

Winning Bag - Mandy Change

Check out our IHDA success stories and see what happens when you become part of the Handbag Awards' designer network.

2014 Best Overall Winner & Audience Fan Favorite, John Edwards of Florian London

2014 Most Socially Responsible Winner, Monica Frisbie of Mondrina

2013 Best Overall Winner, Maria Lamanna