2022 Design Excellence Awards

Now is your chance to vote for your favorite product in each of our 12 categories! Individuals are permitted to vote only once.
Winners will be announced Wednesday, November 9th.

VOTE

EYEWEAR (OPTICAL)
CALVIN KLEIN (MARCHON EYEWEAR) - CK22108T
CAROLINA HERRERA (SAFILO GROUP) - CAROLINA HERRERA 0080
GLEMAUD X TURA - GLEMAUD X TURA VGO001 MUL
MARC JACOBS (SAFILO) - MARC JACOBS MJ 1064
NICOLE MILLER (L’AMY AMERICA) - NICOLE MILLER BARNELL

EYEWEAR (SUN)
AMERICAN OPTICAL - OXFORD
BIG HORN - UDONO+S (BE260) COLOR 1
CARRERA (SAFILO GROUP) - CARRERA FLAGLAB 13
LANVIN (MARCHON EYEWEAR) - LNV639S
OAKLEY (LUXOTTICA) - XEUS

FASHION JEWELRY
ANNA ZUCKERMAN LUXURY - GRACE 40 EARRINGS
BEN-AMUN - IMOGEN NECKLACE
COLETTE MALOUF - JEWELED GALAXY BARRETTE
JULIE VOS - MONACO CUFF
MARLYN SCHIFF - BANGLE ARM STACK

FINE JEWELRY
JENNIFER FISHER - CUSTOM FISHER CUFF WITH PAVÉ WHITE DIAMONDS
MARTHA SEELY DESIGN - SOLSTICE 1 EARRINGS
SEVUN - STARLIGHT FIREWORKS RING
SHAHLA KARIMI - CLUSTER GAP RING NO. 2
STEPHEN DWECK - RUBELLITE TOURMALINE 30CT AND DIAMOND 1.85CT RING IN 18K GOLD

FOOTWEAR (OVER $250)
ALLEN EDMONDS (CALERES) - DENALI CHELSEA BOOT
LARROUDÉ - MISO PLATFORM SANDAL IN RAW LINEN
MAKAR - THE BOMBSHELL
MIA BECAR - ALLIE SATIN LACE-UP SANDAL
RESPOKE - VICTORIA ROYAL CLASSIC ESPIDRILLE

FOOTWEAR (UNDER $250)
COFI LEATHERS - HOLLY FASHION SNEAKERS: BLACK WITH GOLD
DR. SCHOLL'S SHOES (CALERES) - TAKE IT EASY
FRANCO SARTO (CALERES) - L-DIZZY (ECO-CONSCIOUS HIKING BOOT)
NATURALIZER (CALERES) - DARIO
SPERRY - SPERRY DUCK FLOAT BOOT

HANDBAGS (OVER $1,000)
BRACCIALINI - HANDBAG AUDREY
BSWANKY - CASEY PETITE KALEIDOSCOPE
KIMBERLY PUCCI - THE NICCOLO
MARINA RAPHAEL - LUCENT CLUTCH
MULDOONEYS - MEENAKSHI POTLI BAG

HANDBAGS (UNDER $1,000)
ALEXIS BITTAR - THE LUCITE QUAD HANDBAG
BETSEY JOHNSON - ART DECO BAR
DEEPA GURNANI - LIV CLUTCH
HAMMITT - THE ALLEN
LISELLE KISS LLC - THE MELI BAG

SOCIAL IMPACT
ELLIOT YOUNG JEWELRY - "THE PINEAPPLE" FOR NO KID HUNGRY
LINĒIJ™ - GOODWIN ACCESSORY CASE - (HDSA)
LOVE IS PROJECT - THE ORIGINAL LOVE BRACELET IN RED
R. RIVETER - THE CORBIN | CONVERTIBLE BACKPACK
WOLVERINE - WOLVERINE METALLICA SCHOLARS COLLECTION 1000 MILE PLAIN-TOE RUGGED BOOT

SOFT ACCESSORIES, BELTS, SLG’S
ECHO NEW YORK - QUILTED COLORBLOCKED TOUCH GLOVE
GIGI BURRIS MILLINERY - IDA RAFFIA CROCHET
NANDANIE - THE PETITE TIE
SLEEVEY WONDERS - SLEEVEY WONDERS SLIP-ON SLEEVES
VIOLET & BROOKS - GABRIELLE EAR WARMER

SUSTAINABILITY
AMATOSTYLE - FORTITUDE OPEN CUFF BRACELET
BOTANIQ EYEWEAR (TURA) - BOTANIQ: BIO1003T: BUR, IVO, GRN
KBH JEWELS - MAGNUM WAVE WRAP RING
MERRELL - MOAB HIKER CREW SOCK
SALVAGE SACS - MINI MINI TOTE/CROSSBODY

TECH AND INNOVATION
CHALONNE - MADISON APPLE WATCH BAND
EYES OF FASHION NFT - EOF PHYGITAL WEARABLES
HILOS - GEORGIA
KOWY® - KOWY® BLÓM PIENO DI PIETRE
MONICA RICH KOSANN - DESIGN YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE

GOLD SPONSOR | $10,000:
• Sponsor recognition on event collateral in Ac Magazine- distributed to 40k via email, promoted aggressively on social media and shared on Apple and Google newsstands.
July 5th Summer issue announcing awards
August 1st Special ACE Awards edition
October 4th Fall issue encouraging voting, promoting finalists
January 3rd - ½ page ad in the winter edition featuring stories on the finalists
• Sponsorship recognition in all promotional emails (emails to 40k+ every week between July 5th and concluding on November 9th)
• Banner Ads in the Accessories Council newsletter (goes to 40k+)
Ad #1 to run in the Finalist Announcement newsletter: September 9th
Ad #2 to run in the Winners Announcement newsletter: November 9th
• Sponsor recognition in press releases:
Announcing Awards: July
Announcing Finalists: September
Announcing Winner: November
• Sponsor recognition on the AC Website for the duration of the event up and until new winners are announced in 2023
• On-site recognition at the event: Logo on Step & Repeat, verbal mention of sponsorship, and thank you during the event
• Five tickets to the presentation event, to be held in New York City
• Opportunity to participate as a judge to select the finalists from a broad category of entrants
• Opportunity to announce an award at the event, which will be live, however with a video component

SILVER SPONSOR | $5,000:
• Sponsor recognition on event collateral in Ac Magazine: distributed to 40k via email, promoted aggressively on social media, and shared on Apple and Google newsstands
July 5th Summer issue announcing awards
August 1st Special ACE Awards edition
October 4th Fall issue encouraging voting, promoting finalists
• Sponsorship recognition in all promotional emails (emails to 40k+ every week between July 5th and concluding on November 9th).
• Sponsor recognition in press releases:
Announcing Awards: July
Announcing Finalists: September
Announcing Winner: November
• Sponsor recognition on the AC Website for the duration of the event up and until new winners are announced in 2023
• On-site recognition at the event: Logo on Step & Repeat, verbal mention of sponsorship, and thank you during the event
• Two tickets to the presentation event, to be held in New York City

2021 Design Excellence Awards Winners

Watch the 2021 awards here: Watch

HALL OF FAME
COACH - THE ROGUE BAG

NPD GROWTH DRIVER
SAMSONITE- 28” FREEFORM SPINNER SUITCASE

TECH AND INNOVATION
THE NO. 2 EYEWEAR - THE NO. 2 EYEWEAR

SAGA FURS, BLACKGLAMA
ROMEO HUNTE

EYEWEAR (OPTICAL)
BURBERRY (LUXOTTICA) - BE2332

EYEWEAR (SUN)
PRADA (LUXOTTICA) - PR16WS
STATE OPTICAL CO. - REUNION BY STATE X MAXWELL

FASHION JEWELRY
DEEPA GURNANI - POPCORN EARRINGS

FINE JEWELRY
DARIA DE KONING - GREEN/NAVY NO. 3

FOOTWEAR (OVER $250)
LORI SILVERMAN® SHOES- CHASE HIGH-TOP SNEAKER WITH CRYSTAL SOLE®

FOOTWEAR (UNDER $250)
DR. SCHOLL’S SHOES (CALERES) - HUNTER

HANDBAGS (OVER $1,000)
ETOILE - ALESSIA LARGE BOA TOTE WITH INSERT

HANDBAGS (UNDER $1,000)
POP BAG USA - CLASSIC TOTE BAG BUNDLE

PERSONAL ACCESSORIES
KELLY WYNNE - ROUND TRIP TOILETRY CASE

SOCIAL IMPACT
AKOLA - UNLOCK-IT BRACELET

SUSTAINABILITY
THE OCEAN CLEANUP (SAFILO) - THE OCEAN CLEANUP SUNGLASSES