The shortlist for this year’s Drapers Independents Awards which recognises the best indie retailers, brands and agencies across the UK, can now be revealed.
Drapers Independents Awards winners 2015
There are two new categories this year: Best Customer Experience in an Independent Retailer and Niche Brand of the Year.
The winners will be revealed at a lunchtime ceremony at The Brewery in the City of London on September 14.
The contenders are:
Best New Business: ALC; Baruch; Biscuit Clothing; Natasha Coote Boutique
Best Store Design: Chocolate Clothing; McElhinneys; Psyche
Best Customer Experience in an Independent Retailer: Anne Furbank; Ann’s Cottage; Childrensalon; Fab Frocks of Westbourne; Galvin Tullamore; Robinsons of Bawtry
Best Independent Multichannel Operator, sponsored by VisualSoft: Base; Chocolate Clothing; Divine Trash; Psyche; Shoetique
Fashion Agency or Distributor of the Year: Claret Showroom; Double H Agency; Level One Showroom; Love Brands; Out + About Showroom; TCA Showroom; The London Fashion Agency
Lifestyle Independent of the Year: Ann’s Cottage; Giles & Bella; The Hambledon; McElhinneys; Slam City Skates
Menswear Brand of the Year: Eton Shirts; Farah Vintage; Fred Perry; Gabicci; Meyer; Remus Uomo; Paul Smith; Ted Baker
Menswear Independent of the Year: Dartagnan; Galvin Tullamore; Hotspur 1364; Liquor Store; McCalls of Lisburn; Number Eight; Turners For Men
Niche Brand of the Year: Daughter of Jón, DC Brands International; Elliot Rhodes; Fantasie; Ness; Shape of Things; Suzannah; Veja; Wacoal
Niche Fashion Retailer of the Year: Base; Beverley Edmondson Millinery; Chocolate Clothing; Mish; Odyssey Boutique; Pixie Childrenswear; Rachel Scott Couture
Womenswear Brand of the Year: Bitte Kai Rand; Braintree Clothing; Frank Lyman Design; Joules; Joseph Ribkoff; Luisa Cerano; Marc Cain
Womenswear Independent of the Year, sponsored by Frank Lyman Designs: Anne Furbank; Courtyard; Florentyna Dawn; Kakao by K; Katie & Jo; Moda Rosa; Ocean Blue Clothing; The Women’s Society Boutique; Tigerlily Boutique
The Independent Retailer of the Year Award (for the best of the category winners) and the Lifetime Achievement Award will be revealed at the ceremony on September 14. To book your seats, email Felipe Ramirez Felipe.Ramirez@emap.com or call 02030334342.