Creativity is alive and well in handbag design as this year’s crop of recipients in the Fifth Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards prove. Sponsored by InStyle and Handbag Designer 101, the awards are given each year to the the best in independent handbag design from around the world.
Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design: “Losna” style top handle, tan lambskin leather, $700 by Fabriola Pedrazzini of Milan
Best Handmade Bag: Handbags by Diego Rocha, "Baby Jane" style, top handle Bag in orange ostrich skin, $1, 840 by Diego Rocha, Chicago
Best Green Bag: "MARL0" tote in salt & pepper recycled lambskin and linings, $890 by Belinda Pasqua, The Sway, Brooklyn, New York
Responsible Handbag and Audience Fan Favorite: Eliana tote crocheted with aluminum soda pop-tops in bright and 'olden' gold,$ 130 by Pretinha Artes Lacres, Rio de Janeiro
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