Fashion agents and distributors are to be recognised for the first time with a new award to be presented at the Drapers Top Independents event in October.
The Fashion Agent/Distributor of the Year accolade will go to a business which supplies branded fashion into the wholesale and retail market within the UK and can demonstrate success in sell-through across its portfolio and strong support for its stockist base.
The Drapers Top Independents awards, launched earlier this month, will take place at London’s Waldorf Hotel on October 17 and are the first set of awards to recognise the breadth of the independent retail sector, including the agents and distributors who work within this part of the market.
Caroline Nodder, Drapers editor-in-chief, said: “Agents and distributors are incredibly important to the independent sector as they are responsible for sourcing some of the most exciting new and existing brands we see in the UK market today. I am expecting some tough competition in this category.”
The new category is now open for entries at www.drapersindependents.co.uk.