Menswear business Stuarts London has been crowned Independent Retailer of the Year at the Drapers Independents Awards 2015.
Stuarts also won Best Independent Multichannel Operator (sponsored by Visual Soft Ecommerce). The ceremony – which marks the 25th anniversary of the awards – was held at The Brewery in London on September 16.
Robinson’s of Bawtry was named Premium Fashion Independent of the Year (sponsored by Marc Cain), while Lifestyle Independent of the Year was awarded to three-store London streetwear business Slam City Skates. Last year’s Independent Retailer of the Year winner A Hume was highly recommended in this category.
Menswear shop Monks & Co in West Malling, Kent, won Best New Business, and The Mercantile in London was highly commended.
The award for Best Store Design was given to premium lifestyle retailer Roo’s Beach in Newquay.
Kidswear business Chateau de Sable in Cheshire won Niche Fashion Retailer of the Year. Edinburgh bridal retailer Rachel Scott Couture was highly recommended.
Galvin Tullamore, based in County Offaly, was named Menswear Independent of the Year (sponsored by Duck & Cover), while its fellow Irish nominee Patrick Bourke in County Clare was highly commended.
St Alban’s retailer The Dressing Room picked up its sixth Drapers Independents Award, winning Womenswear Independent of the Year (sponsored by Frank Lyman Design).
Fashion Agency or Distributor of the Year went to Love Brands. German trouser brand Meyer won Menswear Brand of the Year, while The Masai Clothing Company won Womenswear Brand of the Year.
The Drapers Lifetime Achievement Award in the Independent Sector went to David Coe, owner of the independent department store group Coes, which has six stores in the southeast of England.
Read an interview with Coe on page 14, and see the full winners brochure in this issue.