Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Drapers Awards shortlist is announced

Fashion trade magazine, Drapers has unveiled the shortlist of its annual awards. The 20th Anniversary Drapers Awards will be announced on 17 November 2010 at Grosvenor House, London. The event will be attended by key industry figures and will celebrate the best in fashion retail. 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of the prestigious awards, recognising the achievements of businesses as diverse as independent boutiques, high street chains, innovative etailers, best-selling brands and inspirational collections. There will also be a special award for one individual who has made significant contribution to the industry.

Best New Business of the Year, sponsored by Noa Noa
Boudoir Boutique, Liverpool
Colonel Mustard, Bristol
Hervia Bazaar, Manchester
Lewis Yates, Billericay, Essex
Number Eight, Stirling, Scotland
Paper Scissors Stone, Leeds
Ten Little Monkeys, Wilmslow, Cheshire
Wolf & Badger, London

Best New Store or Department of the Year
Debenhams, Newcastle
Eton Clothing, Sheffield
John Lewis womenswear floor, Cardiff
Moss Bespoke, London
Pennyblack department within Lynx Womenswear, Harrogate
Toast, Cheltenham
Topman, Oxford Circus revamp, London
Topshop, Knightsbridge, London

Buyer/Buying Team of the Year
Anthony O’Hagan, Camp Hopson, Newbury
Helen Spencer, John Lewis
Mark Bage and the buying team, Sarah Coggles, York
Martyn Sole, Infinities , Cheshire

Department Store of the Year
House of Fraser
John Lewis
Psyche, Middlesbrough

Smaller Etailer of the Year, sponsored by PayPal

Larger Etailer of the Year, sponsored by PayPal

Larger Multiple Retailer of the Year
All Saints
New Look

Lingerie Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Panache
Barbarella, Worcester
Chantilly, Rochdale
Orchid Lingerie, Belfast
Plums Lingerie, St Helier, Jersey
Pudding, Reading
Sadie the Bra Lady, Consett, Co. Durham
Voisins Department Store, St Helier, Jersey

Marketing Initiative of the Year, Sponsored by global Blue
eBay Fashion Outlet
French Connection
John Lewis
New Look
Xile Clothing

Menswear Retailer of the Year
Kiosk 78, Leeds
Pritchards, Hereford
Psyche, Middlesbrough
Sarah Coggles, York
Seasons Clothing, Sheffield
Signature, Aberdeen
Six Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds

Smaller Multiple Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Prologic
Fran & Jane
Hallett Retail - The Concessions People
SuperGroup (Retail)

Womenswear Retailer of the Year
Attic, Rutland, Leicestershire
Donna Ida, London
Foundation, Cheltenham
Michelle.b, Barrowford, Lancashire
Psyche, Middlesbrough
Sarah Coggles, York
Stripes, Worcester
The Women’s Society Boutique, Hertford

Young Fashion Retailer of the Year
25 Ten Boutique, Rochdale
Fusion, Wadebridge, Cornwall
Hurley, Bury, Manchester
Sarah Coggles, York
Sunday Best, Rossendale, Lancashire
Xile Clothing, Edinburgh

Menswear Brand of the Year
Boss Orange
Brook Taverner
Paul Smith
Polo Ralph Lauren
Pretty Green
Tommy Hilfiger

Womenswear Brand of the Year
Bolongaro Trevor
French Connection
Gerry Weber
Young Fashion Brand of the Year
Sponsored by McCarthur Glen
Fred Perry

Short Order/Quick Response Brand of the Year
American Vintage
Ruby Rocks
Traffic People

Independent Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Part Two
To be announced on the night

Drapers Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by The Ashton Partnership
To be announced on the night