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Drapers Footwear Award Winners announced

Pentland Group chairman Stephen Rubin picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Drapers Footwear Awards 2009 last night at a glittering ceremony at London’s Park Lane Hilton Hotel.

The best in the footwear business were celebrated with a range of accolades which rewarded independents, multiples and brands.

Clarks scooped the Multiple Retailer of the Year gong and Donaghys of Banbridge won Independent Retailer of the Year.

Brand of the Year went to Converse and Trend-setting Brand of the Year was won by Ugg.

See the full list of winners below:

Best New Store

Winner: Black Truffle, London

 

Comfort Footwear Retailer

Winner: Footwise

Footwear Etailer of the Year

Winner: ASOS.com

Highly Commended: Rubber Sole

 

Family Footwear Retailer of the Year

Winner: CF Hoad & Son

 

Best Footwear Offer in a Fashion Multiple

Winner: New Look

 

Kids’ Footwear Retailer of the Year

Winner: Hopscotch Shoes

 

Men’s Footwear Retailer of the Year

Winner: Schuh

 

Value Footwear Retailer of the Year

Winner: Matalan

 

Women’s Footwear Retailer of the Year

Winner: Office

 

Young Fashion Footwear Retailer of the Year

Winner: Schuh

 

Ethical Footwear Retailer of the Year

Winner: Beyond Skin

 

Footwear Brand of the Year

Winner: Converse
Highly Commended: Skechers

 

Trendsetting Brand of the Year

Winner: Ugg Australia, represented in the UK & Ireland by AMG Footwear

 

Student Accessories Designer of the Year

Winner: Gareth Lewis, London College of Fashion
Highly Commended:Yachne Serrano Rose, London College of Fashion

 

Student Footwear Designer of the Year

Winner: Sophia Grace Webster, Royal College of Art
Highly Commended: Weronika Lesniak, London College of Fashion and Ateev Anand, London College of Fashion

 

Multiple Footwear Retailer of the Year

Winner: Clarks
Highly Commended: Office
Highly Commended: Schuh

 

Independent Footwear Retailer of the Year

Winner: Donaghys of Banbridge
Highly Commended: Pam Jenkins

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner: Stephen Rubin, chairman of Pentland Group

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