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StyleBakery First Annual 'On the Rise' Awards for designers & online boutiques

Aug '05
New York based StyleBakery.com, one of the Web's foremost supporters of emerging fashion designers, announced the winners of its first annual "On the Rise" Awards honoring the hottest independent designers and online boutiques for 2005.

Thousands of fashion fans logged onto StyleBakery.com this spring to nominate their favorite emerging designers in the following categories: Jewelry, Handbags, Accessories, Clothing, Gifts & Home, Babies & Kids and Hip Boutiques. Based on these nominations, the StyleBakery.com editors determined the best in each category. A "readers' choice" nod was also awarded to the designers receiving the largest number of votes.

The 2005 "On the Rise" winners are:

Best Handbag Designer: Ted Rossi
Readers' Choice: Birdsnest Bags

Best Jewelry Designer: Chearrings and Indulgems (tie)
Readers' Choice: Lilia Jewelry

Best Clothing Designer: Mellifluous Couture
Readers' Choice: Gina Michele

Best Cosmetic Line: Maven Cosmetics
Best Online Beauty Boutique: b-glowing.com
Readers' Choice: Bath by Bettijo

Best Online Boutique: shoptrunkt.com
Readers' Choice: copacetique.com

Best Gift Designer: Inkwell Collection
Readers' Choice: Hi-Heeled Designs

Best Accessories Designer: Pellemelle
Readers' Choice: India Romeo

Best Baby Products: bebe and bacups
Readers' Choice: Lexie Rose

In addition to these awards, StyleBakery.com publishes biannual designers on the rise directory featuring over 100 of the top emerging designers and independent boutiques, firmly establishing it as a great supporter of up-and-coming designers and online boutiques.

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