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Sarah Coggles prize winner at Drapers Awards

Sarah Coggles in York took home three major accolades at this year’s Drapers Awards, including the star prize, Independent Retailer of the Year.

The ceremony, which took place on Wednesday night at the Grosvenor House hotel in London, saw Sarah Coggles also take home the awards for best Independent Womenswear Retailer and best Designer Retailer

Jeff Banks was honoured on the night with the Drapers Lifetime Achievement award for his outstanding contribution to the industry.

Meanwhile Marks & Spencer picked up the Multiple Retailer of the Year award as well as the Marketing Initiative award. Primark scooped Best New Store for its London Oxford Street flagship and won overall Best Value Retailer.

Womenswear Brand of the Year went to Great Plains, while Hugo Boss scooped the Menswear Brand of the Year and Gio Goi won the Young Fashion Brand of the Year.

Best Independent Menswear Retailer went to Frank Bird Menswear in Wakefield, West Yorkshire and Department Store of the Year went to Williams & Griffin in Colchester, Essex.

Girls Girls Girls in Newbury, Berkshire, was awarded Independent Kidswear Retailer of the Year, while Young Fashion Retailer of the Year was awarded to Xile in Edinburgh

The Smaller Multiple Retailer of the Year award went to White Stuff and Etailer of the Year was

Best New Business was awarded to Havetolove in Newcastle, while Boudiche in Edinburgh took Lingerie Retailer of the Year.

Sportswear retailer SweatyBetty scooped the Customer Service Initiative award.

For a full interview with Lifetime Achievement winner see tomorrow’s magazine.

Readers' comments (1)

  • Seriously - how are these awards judged? Boudiche is a tiny independent in the back streets of Edinburgh yet wins the award ahead of huge High Street names. Coggles has appeared in Drapers on numerous occassions as someone who knows lots of people in the industry. Something is just not right!

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