Bank Street, Rawtenstall, Lancashire
Who you need to know Chief executive Jan Shutt
Brands include Ash, Barbour, By Malene Birger, High, MFG, Oska, Owen Barry, Vivienne Westwood
If you ask Sunday Best chief executive Jan Shutt why the womenswear indie should be included in this year’s Inspiring Independents list, she’ll give you the answer: “Because we are the best.”
If the store’s sales are anything to go by, then her customers agree, as turnover increased 18% in 2012 compared with 2011.
The store has a proven track record since opening its doors in 1971. A multiple Drapers Fashion Awards winner, the womenswear retailer received recognition once again last year when it was shortlisted as a finalist in the Best Accessories Offer in an Independent or Multiple at the Drapers Footwear and Accessories Awards 2012.