Chicago Designer Diego Rocha Receives Handbag Honor

May 26, 2011 • Accessories, Fashion Blog, Handbags

The Bulls are not the only Chicago name to make it to the finals this year! Chicago based designer Diego Rocha’s Baby Jane Bag has been named a finalist for InStyle’s 5th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards. With its striking scarlet ostrich skin and close attention to detail, it is easy to see why this bag is included as a finalist in the Best Handmade Handbag Design category. Designers from all over the globe applied for this honor but only five were chosen and only one from the Windy City. To see the other four finalists click here!

The nominated piece is just one of the many beautifully crafted handbags in his exquisite collection. Rocha uses his early years surrounded by fascinating Brazilian wildlife to create handmade bags for women, including the Chicago chic. With a keen eye for detail, he masterfully utilizes intricate animal skins and rich leathers to produce one-of-a-kind pieces.

The awards will take place this June in New York City and Mr. Rocha has a great chance in taking home a win for the Windy City. In the meantime, vote for Diego Rocha for the Audience Fan Favorite Award (click here), another possible award for both Mr. Rocha and Chicago!

We wish our friend the best of luck!

Stop by the Diego Rocha Store:

1050 N. State St., First Floor

Chicago, IL 60610

(312) 255-1844

-Whitney Mash


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