The Aimee Kestenberg "Self-Love" Inspired Handbag

Design a Crossbody inspired by Personal Empowerment, Effortless Style and the Journey to Self-Love



  • Designers are required to submit a sketch that can be done by hand or computer software. .
  • Design a Crossbody inspired by Personal Empowerment, Effortless Style and the Journey to Self-Love.
  • The Crossbody must be as uniquely Functional as it is Fashionable and incorporate the casual yet elevated vibe of the Aimee Kestenberg brand DNA.
  • The bag should include something unexpected. The bag should be effortless in style.The bag should be inspired by self love
  • Finalists that are selected will be responsible for making the bags they have sketched within 3 weeks so keep in mind when selecting materials for your rendering.
  • No materials or inspiration will be provided for this sample.
  • Bags must be original and not from past or current employer, internship or apprenticeship.
  • For inspiration, check out Aimeekestenberg.com https://www. Aimeekestenberg.com/


Winner will garner the opportunity to potentially collaborate with the Aimee Kestenberg Handbag Design Team using the winning bag as inspiration; receive a one on one strategy meeting with our company CEO & Creative Director to help guide them with a strategy to best achieve their goals as a designer; be featured on Aimee Kestenberg Social Platforms; receive a finished professionally made sample of the final bag design if/when produced; and be considered for an apprenticeship with the Affordable Luxury Group in New York City.



About Aimee Kestenberg: A three-time finalist and two-time winner of the Independent Handbag Designer Awards, The Aimee Kestenberg Brand was launched in 2013. At Aimee Kestenberg we are devoted to inspiring women to love themselves. Fashion design and community support are the two lanes we have chosen to express this purpose.

On the fashion side, we create contemporary designer handbags, travel, footwear, and accessories for the modern woman on the journey towards self-love. All of our products are designed with functionality in mind, and love in our hearts, combining the highest quality of soft, supple leathers and custom exotic treatments with uniquely sculpted hardware and design accents that remind woman of the daily journey towards self-love.

On the community side, we realize now more than ever, that fashion is not enough to activate a woman's true power. We believe sparking women towards self-love is the catalyst needed to manifest their purpose, and create ripple effects for others to do the same. That's why we are focused on addressing women'™s real fears, concerns, peeves, challenges, and providing real support and resources to help guide them on their journey towards self-love.

Like most powerful women, we are dynamic - we are dual in nature. We are a fashion and accessories business, but we are also a badass community brand laser-focused on the empowerment of woman.

About Affordable Luxury Group Affordable Luxury Group was honored to be ranked No. 55 on 2018's Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, and the No. 5 Fastest Growing Private Company in New York.

Founded in late 2014, Affordable Luxury Group is a millennial-owned and managed Fashion House comprised of proprietary designer handbag brands Aimee Kestenberg and American Leather Co., as well as a mix of industry-wide Collaborations, Licensed brands and Private Label.

The company’s core competency is Design, Sourcing and Execution of focused product categories with an emphasis on handbags, cosmetic bags, small leather goods, travel, and accessories.

For more visit: https://www.affordableluxurygroup.com