Independent Handbag Designer Awards

On June 12, 2019 Signal Brands and Nine West handbags co-sponsored the 13th annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards. This year our category was “The Cult Bag Inspired by Nine West. A Creative Way to Design a Waist Bag for Day to Night”. Submissions begin in January and start as a sketch that can be designed by hand or computer. The five Finalists that are selected by an esteemed judging panel are responsible for making their bags within three weeks of being notified. The winner chosen this year by the Nine West Design Team was Yujin Kim from Korea. Signal Brands’ CEO, Jason Rimokh presented the award to Yujin. Congratulations to all the finalists and the winner, Yujin!

ACE Awards

On Monday June 10, 2019 at Cipriani on East 42 Street in NYC, Signal Brands and Nine West handbags co-sponsored the ACE Awards. The gala celebrates the contributions of designers and design houses that have made outstanding achievements in accessory design. The ACE Awards are given to designers, retailers, and celebrities. Nine West handbags also provided the gift bags that were given out at the end of the evening.


The Signal Brand companies includes a number of companies, each which provides individualized attention and focus on a different brand. Signal Products, Inc. licenses the GUESS? brand, SBNW, LLC licenses the Nine West brand and Signal Brands Australia licenses the Steve Madden brand. Although the companies are separate entities, for ease and reference, they are collectively referred to as Signal Brands.

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The Signal Brands1 companies collectively manage an exceptional portfolio of globally renowned brands licensed for use with handbags, small leather goods, luggage, and travel accessories. The philosophy of Signal Brands is to champion long-term partnerships through a comprehensive licensing experience, from inspiration, concept and design to production, sales and marketing.

Signal Brands’ vertically integrated organization provides incomparable capacity to research, design, develop and market products and, when necessary, to swiftly adapt to market changes. With a vast wholesale and retail network, and a tailored focus on customer satisfaction, Signal Brands offers its partners a commitment to success.