IN THE BAG: The 10th annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards will be held June 15 at the School of Visual Arts Theatre. More than 1,500 applicants have been whittled down to a pool of 40 finalists — hailing from five continents and 28 countries.
Interactive voting is now taking place on InStyle magazine’s web site, through June 10. Finalists are judged in 10 different categories — the winners of each will receive a yearlong membership to the Accessories Council.
This year’s IHDA Iconoclast Award will be given to MZ Wallace.