Open Call: Stitch Collective X PureWow Handbag Design Challenge


Stitch Collective Handbag Design Challenge Stitch Collective, the New York-based startup that helps emerging designers bring their handbag concepts to life by allowing users to submit their sketches for a chance to have their work produced and sold online has announced their latest open call. This time, it's with PureWow, a digital publication that is dedicated to making life more interesting through culture, fashion, travel, tech and more.

Here's the challenge:


Calling all multitaskers. Here at PureWow we’re all about the on-the-go lifestyle. Whether we’re checking Instagram while grocery shopping or riding our beach cruisers through the Hamptons, we need a handbag that goes along for the ride. That's why we're on the hunt for the perfect one. Dream situation: It should have an easy-to-access zipper, plenty of pockets and a detachable (also adjustable) crossbody strap--oh, and definitely a bit more scaled down than our usual (ahem, unnecessary) weekender of a day bag. Sure, we'll always need to schlep our stuff, but let's be honest, we could use a bit of a purge.


How it works

Deadline:  Email your sketches to (black and white front, back and side views with dimensions listed and one color version) by June 17th at 11:59 pm EST.  Please include your name and location.

Voting: The finalists will be showcased for voting from June 18th - 30th.

Winner: The winning sketch will be announced on July 1st and go into production! Winning designer will receive a $500 cash prize in addition to great exposure.

Learn more at Stitch Collective and check out PureWow.

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