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Drapers Award Winners 2009

Tom Singh, the founder of fast-fashion chain New Look, was awarded the Drapers Lifetime Achievement Award last night, as the fashion industry gathered to celebrate the best retailers and brands in the market.

Fast-fashion chain New Look won the Larger Multiple of the Year Award and founder, Singh was awarded the Drapers Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his contribution to the industry. Singh founded New Look 40 years ago with one store in Taunton, Somerset. This month the retailer opened it’s 1000th store.

The winner of the Independent Retailer of the Year went to Middlesbrough-based Van Mildert, which swept the board, also walking away with the award for Young Fashion Retailer of the Year for its Darlington store and Menswear Retailer of the Year for its store in Gateshead.

Menswear Brand of the Year went to Polo Ralph Lauren, Womenswear Brand of the Year went to Sandwich and Young Fashion Brand of the Year went to Lyle & Scott, while Luke was Highly Commended.

Humbug in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, won Kidswear Retailer of the Year and Topshop and Topman won the award for Best New Store or Department for its New York shop, which opened in April.

Other winners included:

Best New Business
Winner: Kiosk 78, Leeds

Marketing Initiative
Winner: H&M
Highly Commended: Selfridges

Lingerie Retailer
Winner: Boudiche, Glasgow

Independent Department Store
Winner: Camp Hopson, Newbury

Designer Store
Winner: Brown Thomas, Dublin
Highly Commended: The Convenience Store, London and The Shop at Bluebird, London

Winner: Asos

Multiple Department Store
Winner: John Lewis

Womenswear Retailer
Winner: The Dressing Room, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Highly Commended: Wild Swans, London

Smaller Multiple
Winner: White Stuff

Multiple Retailer
Winner: White Stuff
Special Mention: John Lewis




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  • It was a great night. It was good to see so many people still prepared to celebrate in spite of the current climate. There were also some really worthy winners, like Van Mildert. Retailers have worked harder than ever this year and this truly deserves recognition. Congratulations to all.

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