Who Will Win The 2010 Independent Handbag Designer Award?

Hand-made works of art from all over the world are competing for the prize!

Who Will Win The 2010 Independent Handbag Designer Award?

Hand-made works of art from all over the world are competing for the prize!

-PJ Gach

Robert Verdi

Robert Verdi hosted the 2010 Independent Handbag Designer Awards press party on a very soggy night in Manhattan. Crystallized™ Swarovksi Elements sponsored the event and held the party in their sparkly, air shop in Soho. The bad weather didn’t deter purse aficionados, who packed the venue oohing and ahhing over the 34 finalists designs that came from all over the world.

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Aimee Kestenberg’s Tammi Tales

Bags ranged from fanciful, like the above handbag by Aimee Kestenberg’s Tammi Tales, which is up for the Best Use Crystallized™ Swarovski Elements to the sumptuous, yet practical red bag by Kelly Horton for Madison Kelly NYC – which is up for the Best Hand made Handbag.

Kelly Horton for Madison Kelly NYC

Take a gander at all the finalists in this video:

Interested in attending the awards ceremony on June 16, 2010 at the Parsons School of Design in New York City? Then click here to purchase your $25 general admission ticket.

May the best bag win!

PJ Gach is the Senior Editor: Style + Beauty at BettyConfidential.com.

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Handbag photos courtesy of PJ Gach


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