PurseBlog Awards

Can you believe 2010 is coming to a close? We certainly can not. Either way, with the end of 2010 we decided to start the first annual PurseBlog Readers’ Choice Awards. There are two categories, premier designer and contemporary designer. We picked the top 16 designers for each category that we believe have made the largest impact in the handbag world this year. The final choice, however, is up to all of you.

We want you to vote for the brands you believe have made the most impact in 2010, through their innovation and designs. You can vote once a day in each category. Voting ends January 7th and we will announce the top three in each category on January 10th.

VOTE HERE in the 2010 PurseBlog Readers’ Choice Awards

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  • cl

    being a younger handbag lover, I give my vote to balenciaga! their bags meet everything for my style, functionality, and overall likeability (ipad)

  • Smith

    so fun!! my picks are in the running! (ipad)

  • ShoppeGirle

    How do they pick who made the ballot? My favorite designer isn’t up there :( Sad.

  • ShoppeGirle

    Oh, just found the raffle and now I need to add (ipad)

  • LDJ

    Good luck to the designers I voted for…their numbers r supurisingly low. (ipad)

    • LDJ

      Correction: *surprisingly* oops! (ipad)

  • lebaghag

    voted for balenciaga and alexander wang
    this makes me want to win an (ipad)

  • Jen

    My picks are nottt the top picks, ha. (ipad)

  • bjf

    My pick are in the running. (ipad)

  • Ken Vien

    Good luck to the designers I voted for! (ipad)

  • Sue E

    well i knw my designer is a top pick so am not worried (ipad)

  • Pam

    Voted. (ipad)

  • nini

    so hard to decide. (ipad)

  • quimerula

    Voted! (ipad).


    I VOTED (ipad)


    VOTED (ipad)

  • ariancita

    I know I’m probably the only one who thinks this, but I don’t see the appeal of BBags at all. (ipad)

  • Stephanie

    I voted for Mulberry! This has truly been the year of the Alexa (ipad)

  • Ellen

    Celine. Huge comeback this year and the bags are among my most coveted.

  • Ellen

    Celine. Huge comeback this year and the bags are among my most coveted. (ipad)

  • Tonya

    Hmmmmm, I’m going to vote for the designer I carry the most (ipad)

  • Wendy

    I voted. (ipad)

  • Claire

    Definitely Celine, the bags were everywhere at fashion week. Not to mention beautiful design and quality. (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    I voted for Balenciaga because it’s understated with a rocker edge. (ipad)

  • Stacy

    At least one of my picks is in the running! (ipad)

  • prettybird

    I vote Marc Jacobs, because I’m in love with my Petal to the Metal bag. (ipad)

  • wendy

    I’ve been voting everyday but my favorite designers have a ways to go! (ipad)

  • Donna C.

    I chose Marc Jacobs for premier and Botkier for contemporary (ipad)

  • Angela

    It’s odd Lanvin was not included even if it remains as one of the most influential brands in the bag world…

  • Cathy Fitz

    Voted (ipad)

  • PrincessGarnet

    This was so hard for me to choose! I hope I made the right choices..

    Premiere: Chloe
    Contemporary: Rebecca Minkoff

    Good luck everyone! (iPad)

  • Mable

    chanel. classic. (ipad)

  • Caroline

    I’m a little surprised at a few of the leading contemporary brands. Their forums are not very active on tpf compared to some of the others. (ipad)

  • Rae

    Voted. So hard to choose! (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    chanel! (ipad)

  • Shana

    Mulberry all the way! Still saving up for my Alexa (iPad)

  • Mousse

    I’m voting every day for my favs. (ipad)

  • Pearl

    I’ve voted (ipad)

  • John

    Have voted! (iPad)

  • Erik

    definitely voted (ipad)

  • Trae

    Marc Jacobs all the way! (ipad)

  • Kasey

    This is a hard decision. I don’t own any of the premier designers. I do own a couple of the contemporary….hard to pick a favorite….(ipad)

  • Elizabeth

    had to go with ole faithful… bal <3 (ipad)

  • Tina

    I wish i can vote for more than one! (iPad)

  • Chi

    Just voted. <3 MJ! :] (iPad)

  • Maggie

    Love Chanel! (ipad)

  • Cindy

    Balenciaga YAY! C’mon Treesje lovers, let’s get Treesje from #2 to #1! (ipad)

  • Alicia

    Hard for this not to be a popularity contest (ipad)

  • Alicia

    (Unless that is the point and this is what that is supposed to be)

  • Alicia

    It is hard to vote for a designer like Dior (one of my favs), since Dior hasn’t had much change in recent years – this does not mean I don’t love the new collections and color selections, however! (ipad)

  • Alicia

    Prada and Rebecca Minkoff baby! (ipad)

  • Bee

    Balenciaga. (iPad)

  • windy

    LV will always have a special place in my heart. My first ever quality brand bag. Bought it last year. (ipad)

  • nick

    Bottega Veneta all the way! Design, quality of materials, colours, I can go on and on… (ipad)

  • Kelly


  • Holly

    Celine (ipad)

  • Lori Darling

    I’m going for …..Balenciaga (iPad)

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  • Nikita

    Chanel and RM for sure!(iPad)

  • Loquita

    Celine, for having the foresight to hire the genius Phoebe Philo, who went one to create the Classic Box bag, a bag that I will forever covet but possibly never be able to afford…and Alexander Wang, for thinking waaaay outside of the (handbag) box. Like them or not, these were the two labels that had everyone talking in 2010.

  • Ken Vien

    CHLOE CHLOE CHLOE (ipad) <—per wife

  • mary nguyen

    This list has inspiried me to make my own “bucket list” of purses meaning before I die I want to posess each hand bag on my list =D (ipad)

  • Bagolicious

    For me #1 is Chloe which produces just one gorgeous, functional, high quality bag after the other.

    For me #1 in the contemporary category would be Stella McCartney, although it wasn’t listed. I think her bags are gorgeous.

  • Lynda

    Marc Jacobs!! (ipad)

  • Alison J.

    Love Chloe bags. (ipad)

  • helen

    I know it’s too late, but I like Kate Spade. :) (ipad)

  • beanyce126

    LV (ipad)

  • Deborah Curran

    voted daily – ipad