(New York, NY) May 15, 2012- Designers Bita and Rouzita Vahhabaghai were named as a finalist in the Best Handbag in Overall Style & Design category for the 2012 Independent Handbag Design Awards competition hosted by InStyle Magazine & Handbag Designer 101. Ita is one of over 1,000 international entrants in the 2012 competition being judged by some of the industries noted fashion experts. The esteemed judging panel includes Kenneth Cole, Carlos Falchi, Peter Dooney, Deborah Lloyd, Co-President of Kate Spade, Leah Karp, Accessories Director of InStyle Magazine, Lincoln Moore, VP of Handbags & Accessories of Saks Fifth Avenue, Lisa Smilor, Deputy Director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, among others. The winners will be announced at The Sixth Annual Independent Handbag Design Awards ceremony at the Time Life Building in NY on June 13, 2012.
InStyle Magazine & Handbag Designer 101 are announcing the finalists on May 15th and will showcase all the finalists bags on major News networks, InStyle and Handbag Designer 101 websites.
The competition also hosts an “Audience Fan Favorite Category” where the public is encouraged to VOTE for their favorite bag. Please take a minute to support us and vote for our “Farah” Clutch on the Instyle Magazine website.