Welcome to the first annual PurseBlog Readers’ Choice Awards! With PurseBlog and PurseForum being the largest and most comprehensive designer handbag sites on the web, it is only fitting to have you all take part in naming the best handbag designers of the year.

Our goal is to have you, our readers, vote on who you think was the most important and influential designer in these two categories: premier designer and contemporary designer. Of course that may be your favorite designer, but take into account the collections these brands released for 2010. We narrowed down our poll choices to include the Top 16 designers we feel belong in the running.

Please take a moment to vote on your choice for our first annual PurseBlog Readers’ Choice Awards! Make sure to come back daily to re-vote. You may vote one time in each category every 24 hours. We will close voting on January 7th, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST and will announce winners on January 10th, 2011.

Vote on your premier designer of the year:

Balenciaga Bottega Veneta Burberry Celine
Chanel Chloe Fendi Gucci
Hermes Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs Miu Miu
Mulberry Prada Proenza Schouler Yves Saint Laurent

Who is your premiere handbag designer of the year?

  • Balenciaga (1,423 Votes)
  • Louis Vuitton (1,300 Votes)
  • Mulberry (1,253 Votes)
  • Chanel (975 Votes)
  • Bottega Veneta (790 Votes)
  • Hermès (669 Votes)
  • Marc Jacobs (605 Votes)
  • Proenza Schouler (453 Votes)
  • Chloe (434 Votes)
  • Gucci (329 Votes)
  • Celine (314 Votes)
  • Burberry (282 Votes)
  • Prada (242 Votes)
  • Yves Saint Laurent (238 Votes)
  • Miu Miu (183 Votes)
  • Fendi (119 Votes)

Total Voters: 13,812

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Vote on your contemporary designer of the year:

Alexander Wang Botkier Coach Diane von Furstenberg
DKNY Hayden-Harnett Juicy Couture Kate Spade
Kooba L.A.M.B. Linea Pelle Marc by Marc Jacobs
Michael Kors Rebecca Minkoff Tory Burch Treesje

Who is your contemporary handbag designer of the year?

  • Coach (2,674 Votes)
  • Hayden-Harnett (2,574 Votes)
  • Botkier (1,118 Votes)
  • Treesje (1,066 Votes)
  • Alexander Wang (946 Votes)
  • Rebecca Minkoff (837 Votes)
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs (810 Votes)
  • Kooba (334 Votes)
  • Tory Burch (281 Votes)
  • Michael Kors (262 Votes)
  • Diane von Furstenberg (228 Votes)
  • Linea Pelle (155 Votes)
  • DKNY (133 Votes)
  • Kate Spade (114 Votes)
  • L.A.M.B. (103 Votes)
  • Juicy Couture (93 Votes)

Total Voters: 12,685

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Important note: We have detected hitbotting / cheating in our two polls. The numbers have been adjusted to reflect only legitimate votes.

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