The new Drapers Independents Awards have put the UK’s independent fashion retail sector firmly on the map, bringing together the very best of the industry for a glittering evening of recognition, celebration and networking. With 15 categories, the awards covered a wide range of achievements in fashion retailing.
After review by a panel of judges, made up of influential figures and experts from the independent retail sector, Lynx Menswear won best Menswear Independent Of The Year.
Guy Hudson, Owner, Lynx Menswear, said:
“I’m so proud for the Lynx team to be recognised for hard work, excellent service and offering an unparalleled retail experience.”
The inaugural Drapers Independents Awards, one of the largest events of its kind, showcased some of the UK’s most entrepreneurial individuals and the most innovative retail businesses at a time when the giants of fashion retail are suffering falling sales and a lack of consumer confidence.
Eric Musgrave, editorial director, Drapers, said:
“The shape of the high-street is changing and although there are strong signs of growth in the independents retail sector, now more than ever we need to support existing independent retailers and encourage more to open.
“The Drapers Independents Awards recognise innovation, reward success and offer independents the chance to network with some of the most renowned and influential names in the UK’s fashion retail industry.
“I hope that the launch of the Drapers Independents Awards will support the growth of independent fashion retailers and in turn help secure the future of the British high street. Congratulations to all our finalists and winners.”