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Drapers Independents Awards 2015 shortlist revealed

More than 70 independent retailers, brands and agencies are in the running for the Drapers Independents Awards 2015. This year marks the silver anniversary of the awards, which launched in 1990 to highlight and celebrate the best of independent fashion retailing.

The winners will be revealed at a lunchtime ceremony at The Brewery in London EC1 on September 16.

The contenders are:

Best Independent Multichannel Operator, sponsored by Visualsoft: A Hume, Ann’s Cottage, Chocolate Clothing, Hurley, Stuarts London

Best New Business: Abi Fisher, ALC, Baar & Bass, Hotspur 1364, March, Monks Clothing, Natasha Coote, Ruby & Daisy, Salingers Bespoke, The Mercantile London

Best Store Design: Galvin Tullamore, Javelin Retail, Mark James Of Leigh, Pritchards, Roo’s Beach

Fashion Agency or Distributor Of The Year: Claret Showroom, Double H Agency, Frontline Apparel, Love Brands, Somewhere, TCA Showroom

Lifestyle Independent of the Year: A Hume, Aspire Style, Baar & Bass, Hurley, Slam City Skates, The Dulwich Trader

Menswear Brand of the Year: Barbour, Brook Taverner, Fred Perry, Gabicci, Gant, Magee, Meyer, Ralph Lauren, Remus Uomo, Ted Baker

Menswear Independent of the Year: Concept Clothing, Emma Willis, Galvin Tullamore, Javelin Retail, Jepsons & View, Neon Stephens Green, Patrick Bourke, Souster & Hicks

Niche Fashion Retailer of the Year: Beverley Edmondson Millinery, Chateau de Sable, Dolci Follie, Mish, Pixie, Rachel Scott Couture

Premium Fashion Independent of the Year: Dartagnan, Mark James Of Leigh, Pritchards, Robinsons of Bawtry, Stuarts London, Trunk Clothiers, Turners For Men, Young Ideas

Womenswear Brand of the Year: Frank Lyman Design, French Connection, Gerry Weber, John Charles, Joseph Ribkoff, Marc Cain, Paul Smith, Sandwich, Ted Baker, The Masai Clothing Company

Womenswear Independent of the Year, sponsored by Frank Lyman Design: Frontiers, Fusion, Havetolove, Katie & Jo, Sam Brown Boutique, The Dressing Room, The Dulwich Trader

The Independent Retailer of the Year Award (to the best of the category winners) and the Lifetime Achievement Award will be revealed at the ceremony on September 16. To secure your seats, contact Arissa Ames on 020 3033 2827 or

  • You can now vote for Womenswear Brand of the Year, Menswear Brand of the Year and Fashion Agency or Distributor of the Year by going to Voting closes on July 10.

Readers' comments (1)

  • James Jones

    From the team here at Robinsons of Bawtry, we're thrilled & honoured to be shortlisted again for the second year running in the category of Premium Fashion Independent of the Year.

    These awards are a fantastic way of keep ourselves focused on providing the best possible customer experience and further developing our offering and business practices.

    Good luck to all those also nominated and we look forward to attending the Awards Gala!

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