Just learned from Emily of Yasmena and Handbag Designer 101 that her 2nd year venture, The Handbag Awards, has partnered with Henri Bendel. They are getting some amazing coverage, WWD, CBS (Emily will be on the morning show next Thursday am). All 25 finalists bags are in Bendels window! Which is fantastic! These finalists will also be having trunk shows. Truly amazing. Emily was interviewed on FashionMista for her creation of her Yasmena hand bag, which was bought by Bendels after she attended the Open Call.
So - if you have a chance, stop by Bendel's, check out the window, stop in to meet the designers. Tickets to the award ceremony are only $25 each. They are working with Bottomless Closet and asking everyone to bring a new or slightly used handbag for donation.
Details about how to buy tickets here.