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 Arissa.firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 Drapersonline.com. Voting closes on July 10.