IN our search for the perfect handbag we often carry bags that are too big, too small, too heavy or too flimsy before we find one that is Goldilocks-right - but New York's Independent Handbag Designer Awards thinks it may have found just the bag - and it's British.
"I'm absolutely delighted to have been selected as a finalist," Emily Cheetham, the designer behind Cheet London said. "It is wonderful to receive international recognition and it is such an honour to be selected for an award amongst handbag legends such as Lulu Guinness!"
The Lizard Nell Clutch bag by Cheet, which is nominated in the Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design category, is named after Marilyn Monroe's character in Don't Bother To Knock - and is the label's signature bag.
Cheet have also been short listed in the Audience-Selected category - where you can vote for your favourite independent handbag designer - register your vote at www.hbd101.com/finalists_2009.