Finalist at the 2017 Handbag Designer Awards… & GIVEAWAY!

I’m super excited to announce our nomination in this years Independent Handbag Designer Awards!  The winners will be announced at an event ceremony in New York City on June 14th.  I cannot wait to get there and meet the other finalists, sip champagne and (fingers crossed!!) bring home the award for the Cutting Edge #GirlBoss bag.


Jennifer Hamley Nasty Gal cutting edge bag handbag designer awards youtube video clickable .jpg

This bag has been created for fabulous women-on-the-go, who want to look and feel great at the same time.  Featuring a top handle and shoulder straps, it can be worn as a backpack, shoulder bag or handbag – giving you complete freedom on how to wear it.

Inside, it features all the organisation that made the Model KT work bag famous.  Yes, the bag that won two awards in NYC in 2015 – (thanks to ALL your voting!!).  Included in the design is a padded laptop sleeve, key chain and phone/purse/passport compartments.  The bag is lightweight so you can work from anywhere.

1500 ENTRIES!!

Now in its 11th year, the Independent Handbag Designer Awards received over 1500 submissions; sent from 5 continents and 28 countries!  I am totally blown away to have been selected and take a place on this amazing international stage.  Our bag is in The Cutting Edge Bag by Nasty Gal category and the winner will be chosen from five finalists by a panel of industry expert judges.

Nasty Gal Cutting Edge handbag design Jennifer Ham finalist 2017


Firstly is the Retail Award.  The winner of which will have their bag stocked in the luxury NY retail store Neiman Marcus – WOW!

And secondly is the ‘InStyle Audience Fan Favourite‘, as VOTED BY YOU!  The winner will be featured in InStyle magazine, the high street glossy fashion publication.  The exposure with this kind of opportunity is what dreams are made of!


You can vote for my design at – simply click on the red arrow next to my sketch until it turns green, then your vote is counted!

As a huge thank you for voting, I’m running a GIVEAWAY to win the bag!  All you have to do is vote, then share on any social media with the hashtag #VoteForJenniferHamley (please use the hashtag so that we can count your vote).  You may vote and share as many times as you like – each share will get you an extra entry!!

GOOD LUCK and fingers crossed for all of us!

Jennifer x

  • P.S. If you want to vote more than once on your smartphone, simply follow these instructions.
  1. Vote and share with #VoteForJenniferHamley
  2. Close phone browser (Safari/Chrome/Firefox)
  3. Open browser up again
  4. Vote and share again
  5. Close phone browser
  6. Open browser up again
  7. Repeat!  GOOD LUCK!
  • On a PC
  1.  Open an incognito browser
  2. Vote and share with #VoteForJenniferHamley
  3. Close browser
  4. Open a new browser
  5. Repeat! GOOD LUCK!



2 thoughts on “Finalist at the 2017 Handbag Designer Awards… & GIVEAWAY!

    1. Hi Alvin,
      A lovely and very talented lady called Amy Steel from Canada won the award. I’m still going into production with the convertible backpack design that got a lot of love as a finalist. Also, once it’s launched we will be announcing our prize draw winner!


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