The Trina Turk Best Student Made Handbag

Students who have successfully started their handbag lines which still in school


  • Students must have started their lines while still in school
  • Currently attending high school, college or university on any level
  • Bags must be under student's own label
  • Major in design is optional


Winner will receive a coveted apprenticeship with famed designer, Trina Turk and Signal Brands. Winner will receive a yearlong membership to the Accessories Council and also be part of the IHDA feature in the September issue of InStyle.



A genuine California local, Trina Turk is inspired by the Golden State's multi-cultural mix, creativity, craftsmanship, architecture, and landscape--a synergy that permeates her contemporary, colorful aesthetic. Infused with bold signature prints and dynamic hues unique to each collection, Trina's modern and optimistic outlook meld the best of classic American design with a California confidence, incorporating beautiful fabrications and impeccable quality for the effortless style and carefree glamour.

About Signal Brands, LLC

Founded in 1992, Signal Brands, LLC is a global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and sales of licensed contemporary women's handbags, small leather goods and luggage. Signal Brands is a vertically integrated organization paying constant attention to research and development, design innovation and the adaption to market changes. Tailored focuses on customer satisfaction are important objectives of the wholesale and retail distribution for each brand. The philosophy of Signal Brands is to champion long-term partnerships through a comprehensive licensing experience from inspiration, concept and design to production, sales and marketing. Signal Brands has been the exclusive GUESS handbag licensee for over 20 years.