Entries are now open for the 2019 Drapers Independents Awards, celebrating the best fashion retailers and brands in this valuable sector across the UK and Ireland.
These annual awards recognise the exceptional customer service, innovation, grit and community spirit shown by the top independent multi-brand retailers across the UK and Ireland, as well as the brands that they stock.
This year we are introducing several new awards in addition to core categories such as Menswear and Womenswear Independent of the Year.
There are now dedicated categories for bridal retailers and brands. Also new for 2019 is the Rising Star in the Independent Sector award, which recognises one individual’s impact on their business, across all functions from buying to sales.
Brand categories and the award for Lifetime Achievement will be nominated.
If you want the chance to win one of those iconic Drapers trophies, submit your entry by 26 April. The lunchtime awards ceremony will take place on 11 September at The Brewery in London.
To find out more and to enter, go to or Laura Glenister:and 020 3953 2078.
The 2019 categories are:
- Best Customer Experience
- Best Marketing Campaign
- Best New Brand
- Best New Retailer
- Best Visual Merchandising and Store Design – UPDATED FOR 2019
- Rising Star in the Independent Sector – NEW FOR 2019
- Kidswear Brand of the Year
- Kidswear Independent of the Year
- Bridal Brand of the Year – NEW FOR 2019
- Bridal Independent of the Year – NEW FOR 2019
- Lingerie Brand of the Year
- Lingerie Independent of the Year
- Independents Community Award – UPDATED FOR 2019
- Multichannel Independent of the Year
- Menswear Brand of the Year
- Menswear Independent of the Year
- Womenswear Brand of the Year
- Womenswear Independent of the Year