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Drapers Footwear & Accessories Awards shortlist unveiled

The shortlist for the Drapers Footwear & Accessories Awards 2012, which takes place on May 3, has been confirmed including the finalists for the new accessories categories which have been introduced this year.

The event, which takes place at the five-star Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, will celebrate the best in footwear & accessories including the best independents, the best high street retailers, and the brands that have achieved outstanding success in the last 12 months.

The awards ceremony takes place on May 3 and will be attended by the leading players in the footwear & accessories industries.

To book seats to be a part of this fantastic networking opportunity go to the Drapers Footwear & Accessories Awards website.

The full shortlist for this year’s event is outlined below.

Best Accessories Offer (independent & multiple)


Attic Boutique


The Dressing Room, St Albans

Fatlip Jewellery

John Lewis

Marks & Spencer


Sunday Best, Rawtenstall

Best Designer of the Year – Accessories

Alyssa Smith – Alyssa Smith Jewellery

Cindy Dennis Mangan – Cindy Dennis Mangan/Dennis & Lavery

Claudia Canova – Smith & Canova

Daniela Sa Silva – Najha by Daniela Sa Silva

Marianne Waters – RedDog Design

Martine Wester – Martine Wester

Vivien Sheriff – Vivien Sheriff

Best Designer of the Year – Footwear

Cleo Barbour – Cleo B

Daniel Sullivan – Irregular Choice

Kevin Martel – Harrys of London

Julian Hakes – Julian Hakes London

Kat Maconie – Kat Maconie

Souraya Karami – Esska Design Ltd

Best Ethical Footwear or Accessories Brand

Beyond Skin

Manumit Fair Trade Ltd


High Street Footwear Retailer of the Year


Dorothy Perkins

Kurt Geiger

Marks & Spencer

River Island


Best Footwear Offer in an Independent

Attic Boutique

Nicola Sexton

Olivier’s Lounge

Best premium brand footwear/accessories


Charlotte Olympia

Deakin & Francis

Elliot Rhodes

Johnstons of Elgin

Kat Maconie

Martine Wester

Nicholas Kirkwood

Best shop interior of the year


Foot Patrol

Harrys of London

Irregular Choice

Kurt Geiger

This Little Piggy

Comfort Footwear retailer of the year


Hotter Shoes


Strolling 4 Shoes  

The Footings

Family Footwear retailer of the year

Cockerill Shoes

Johnsons Shoes


This Little Piggy

Footwear and/or Accessories etailer of the year

Men’s footwear brand of the year

Base London


H by Hudson

Josef Seibel



Women’s footwear brand of the year

Beyond Skin


Chinese Laundry


Ted Baker


Young fashion footwear brand of the year

Blowfish Malibu

Boxfresh Footwear

Lacoste Footwear


Ruby Rocks Footwear

Simmi Shoes 

Student Footwear Designer of the Year

To be announced on the night 

Outstanding Contribution to Footwear

To be announced on the night

Readers' comments (1)

  • WOW, Just read the TOP 10 Best Selling brands of the week 'according to Drapers Record'!?
    I have 4 stores, had them for over 10 years, we take pride in our buying structure, we've been nominated twice for drapers awards, won one of them, we consitantly monitor the best performing brands within our young sector, we talk to over 30-40 other indie owners over each season and the TOP 10 this week 'according to drapers' is absolute nonesense! It make no sense and isn't a true reflection on the market - FACT.

    Everyone knows whats flying, NOT forward order, not the same old boring brands, the game has moved on.

    You've got brands that have literally rattled and changed the whole sector over the past 8 months and are here to stay, the goods last 2 days in store and you reorder with a 24 hours turn around, Little Mistress, Maggie & Me, Hybrid, post card from Brighton.

    Call the indies that have a say, with footfall online and on the high street. I suggest that you call a few contacts and update your records, someone out there will have names, addresses, emails of all the indies that have the real, active indies out there that are here to stay.

    I read with dis belief today - Firetrap at number 1! Please, please, how can that be?? Who are Drapers calling??!! Soaked in Luxury, I will forgive Drapers if they report this as a mis-print next week, maybe its their spell checker kicking in? Glamerous, sorry?? It says brands, how are they a brand? Wheres their POS, Etail, marketing, signiture, BRAND is a big word.

    I ask Drapers to re-look at this, this type of mis-information really will turn subscribers away, Drapers need to move on.


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