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Drapers Independents Awards 2019 winners revealed

The winners of this year’s Drapers Independents Awards, which recognise the best independent retailers and brands across the UK and Ireland, were revealed at a ceremony in London this week.

The award for Best New Retailer went to Sandersons Department Store in Sheffield. Sass & Edge in Winchester was highly commended.

Drapers independents awards 2019 best new retailer sandersons departmet store

The award for Best New Retailer went to Sandersons Department Store in Sheffield. Sass & Edge in Winchester was highly commended

Best Visual Merchandising and Store Design was awarded to Blaiz.

Drapers independents awards 2019 best visual merchandising and store design blaiz

Best Visual Merchandising and Store Design was awarded to Blaiz

Galvin Tullamore won Best Customer Experience.

Drapers independents awards 2019 best customer experience galvin tullamore

Galvin Tullamore won Best Customer Experience

Rising Star In the Independent Sector – a new award for 2019 – went to Master Debonair’s Sally Minns.

Drapers independents awards 2019 rising star in the independent sector master debonair – sally minns

Rising Star In the Independent Sector – a new award for 2019 – went to Master Debonair’s Sally Minns

The Independents Community Award went to CoLab in Bristol. Ollybear Childrenswear was highly commended.

Drapers independents awards 2019 independents community award colab bristol

The Independents Community Award went to CoLab in Bristol. Ollybear Childrenswear was highly commended

Emerging Brand of the Year was won by Avie.

Drapers independents awards 2019 emerging brand of the year avie

Emerging Brand of the Year was won by Avie

Kids’ Brand of the Year, sponsored by Supplycompass, went to Frugi.

Drapers independents awards 2019 kids’ brand of the year frugi

Kids’ Brand of the Year, sponsored by Supplycompass, went to Frugi

Bridal Brand of the Year, also new for 2019, was presented to Suzanne Neville.

Drapers indepndents awards 2019 bridal brand of the year suzanne neville

Bridal Brand of the Year, also new for 2019, was presented to Suzanne Neville

Lingerie Brand of the Year was won by Freya.

Drapers independents awards 2019 lingerie brand of the year freya

Lingerie Brand of the Year was won by Freya

Menswear Brand of the Year, sponsored by Marc Darcy, went to Barbour. Remus Uomo was highly commended.

Drapers independents awards 2019 menswear brand of the year barbour

Menswear Brand of the Year, sponsored by Marc Darcy, went to Barbour. Remus Uomo was highly commended

Womenswear Brand of the Year, sponsored by Sandersons Department Store, went to Ichi.

Womenswear Brand of the Year, sponsored by Sandersons Department Store, went to Ichi

Womenswear Brand of the Year, sponsored by Sandersons Department Store, went to Ichi

Kidswear Independent of the Year was presented to Designer Childrenswear. Our Kid was highly commended.

Drapers Independents Awards 2019 Kidswear Independent of the Year was presented to Designer Childrenswear

Kidswear Independent of the Year was presented to Designer Childrenswear. Our Kid was highly commended

Bridal Independent of the Year – another new category this year – went to Abigail’s Collection. Rock the Frock was highly commended.

Drapers Independents Awards 2019 2019 bridal independent of the year abigail's collection

Bridal Independent of the Year – another new category this year – went to Abigail’s Collection. Rock the Frock was highly commended

Lingerie Independent of the Year, sponsored by Wacoal, went to Mish. 

Drapers independents awards 2019 lingerie independent of the year mish

Lingerie Independent of the Year, sponsored by Wacoal, went to Mish

Multichannel Independent of the Year was presented to Gemini Woman.

Drapers independents awards 2019 multichannel independent of the year gemini woman

Multichannel Independent of the Year was presented to Gemini Woman

Menswear Independent of the Year, sponsored by Douglas & Grahame, went to Master Debonair.

Drapers indepdents awards 2019 menswear independent of the year master debonair

Menswear Independent of the Year, sponsored by Douglas & Grahame, went to Master Debonair

Womenswear Independent of the Year, sponsored by City Goddess, was awarded to Iris.

Drapers independents awards 2019 womenswear independent of the year iris

Womenswear Independent of the Year, sponsored by City Goddess, was awarded to Iris

Lifetime Achievement in the Independent Sector was presented to Hilary Cookson of Maureen Cookson.

Drapers independents awards 2019 lifetime achievement hilary cookson maureen cookson

Lifetime Achievement in the Independent Sector was presented to Hilary Cookson of Maureen Cookson

 

Readers' comments (1)

  • Eric Musgrave

    Congratulations to all the winners, but especially to my pal Hilary Cookson - nice to see a fine career in indie retailing opp north being recognised. Hats off too to all the sponsors and the entire team at Drapers, including Kirsty and Graeme and Laura from the Events team. Now go and have a drink (Oh, you are doing that already...)

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