The Drapers Awards 2014, recognising the best operators in department stores and clothing multiples in the UK and Irish Republic, and their suppliers, are now open for entries.
There are eight categories for retailers, five for suppliers or brands, and two for fashion industry personalities, including the prestigious Drapers Lifetime Achievement Award.
The 15 awards will be presented at a glittering black-tie dinner, which for the second year will be held at Old Billingsgate in the City of London, on November 20. Almost 1,000 guests are expected to attend.
“Our move to Old Billingsgate last year was a huge success, giving the Drapers Awards a new lease of life,” said Eric Musgrave, Drapers editorial director.
“With the independents now having their own awards earlier in the year, the Drapers Awards concentrate on the bigger operators in the fashion retailing sector and I can guarantee that we are going to find some outstanding performers this year. The awards dinner is going to be a great night out for the entire industry.”
The deadline for entries is July 18. For full details, go to www.drapersawards.co.uk