We are always on the hunt for new designers — especially when it comes to accessories. There’s nothing worse than running into your bag twin at a party. If you’re going to shell out your hard-earned cash, spend it on something uniquely yours.
Which is why we asked Emily Blumenthal, the founder of the Independent Handbag Designer Awards, to pick the 10 best new designers to keep an eye on. And these newbies know a thing or two about trends — the backpacks below are giving established brands a run for the money. Check them out now, you never know when today’s unknown is tomorrow’s Marc Jacobs.