Open Call: Stitch Collective’s Handbag Design Competition for the Perfect Tote

Stitch Collective Open Call the Cut Stitch Collective, the New York-based online startup that gives emerging designers the opportunity to have their designs produced and sold has announced their latest open call just in time for summer. This design challenge was created by The Cut at NYMag to create the perfect tote.

The Cut staff is looking forward to summer and in anticipation of that we're looking for the perfect tote. It needs to be big enough to fit a six pack, and chic enough to take to work and then out to a movie in Bryant Park. We want the bottom to be reinforced and the handles to be long enough to throw over a shoulder. The insides should have an easy access and organized place to stash keys, cellphone, and a few make up essentials. Bonus if that zips or makes it so that we won't worry about losing those items. Make us retire our trusty Boat-n-totes!

How it works

1. Submit your sketch (you can submit more than one) by 11:59 PM EST on May 21st to Please also include your name and where you're based.

2. The top sketch submissions will be showcased for voting until 11:59 PM EST on June 4th

3. The winning sketch will get brought to life and the winning designer will receive exposure and a cash prize of $500

4. Please submit the following: Front, side and back view in black and white w/dimensions listed and ne colored front view in JPG or PDF format to

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