Pure London will launch its inaugural Buyers Power List this August, celebrating the contributions of individuals and companies to the fashion and footwear retail industry.
The competition will recognise buyers from the UK and Ireland across six key categories: Best Department Store, Best Online Retailer, Best Boutique Retailer (five stores or fewer), Best Independent Retailer (six stores of more), Best Individual Buyer and Best Footwear Retailer.
An initial round of open nominations – which is now open and will close on July 18 – will be followed by a second round of peer nominations, in which finalists will be able to rank their peers across each awards category.
The six winners will be announced at an exclusive drinks and awards ceremony on August 4 at London Olympia, following the second day of Pure London.
Julie Driscoll, portfolio director for Pure London at i2i Events Group, which organises the event, said: “We are extremely excited to be launching the Buyers Power List at Pure London this season.
“The awards will provide influential buyers and retailers with the recognition they deserve, and there is no higher accolade than to receive this recognition from your own peers within the industry.”