Owner, Sarah Coggles
Mark Bage’s endorsement - or rejection - of a brand makes the rest of the industry sit up and take notice, so it was no surprise that Bage and his team won this year’s Drapers Award for Buying Team of the Year.
Sarah Coggles, the premium boutique he owns and runs in York, also took the prize for Best Independent Retailer, as it has firmly established itself as one of the leading stores - of any sort - in the country.
Affable Bage is recognised by his peers in both the indie and the multiple sectors for his detailed product knowledge, an uncanny ability to spot a successful new brand well ahead of the pack and his knowledge of wider market issues. He has also created one of the best indie etail operations in the business.