It has been a good year for Michele Harriman-Smith, but she drops down our chart thanks to new entries above her. The Childrensalon chief executive entered the Top 100 last year, following wins at the Drapers Digital Awards and Drapers Awards. The luxury kidswear etailer added to its groaning trophy shelf this year, picking up International Retailer of the Year at this year’s Drapers Awards.
Childrensalon has also continued to innovate. It launched an outlet site for past-season pieces in April and a shoppable Instagram edit in May. Harriman-Smith has transformed an independent into an international retailer with a rapidly expanding customer base.