If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that a woman can’t have too many handbags (or pairs of shoes, or jackets, or jewellery). There are just too many gorgeous styles and colours and fabrics to choose from. Whether it’s the IT bag of the year or a trusty old favourite you can’t say goodbye to, the right handbag finishes your look, adds swagger to your step, and makes you feel like a million bucks. Even if it didn’t cost that. That’s where Aimee Kestenberg comes in.

A young and vibrant force to be reckoned with (on Forbes Magazines 2014 30 Under 30 List and a two-time winner and three-time finalist of the Independent Handbag Designer Awards), Kestenberg has a knack for creating bags we want to buy. Her styles are unique and practical, featuring incredible attention to detail and a luxe feel, all for a price that makes our matching wallets happy.

It’s no wonder that her spunky designs are worn by actresses, fashionistas and regular women like us, and can be found everywhere—at aimeekestenberg.com, Norstrom, Macy’s, ShopBox, boutiques in more than a half dozen countries, and in Canada on The Shopping Channel.

So who is Miss Aimee anyway? Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Aimee Kestenberg studied Industrial Design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Accepted to the prestigious Parsons The New School for Design, she took a great leap and moved to NYC to follow her dream. There, she completed design internships with various luxury brands including Ralph Lauren Collection, Isaac Mizrahi Couture, Sass & Bide, Jill Stuart and Alexander McQueen and trained at the side of one of New York’s master craftsmen in the techniques of couture accessories.

Aimee’s passion and skill are reflected in every one of her designs. Go have a browse on The Shopping Channel’s website and see what we mean. Next question: Which Aimee Kestenberg bag do you covet most? (If you’re asking, and we know you are, we would probably give up our bi-monthly brow shaping for a Tamitha Backpack in precious springtime peach). Want one of your own? Nah, you want all of ’em.

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