Stars: Underlines Best Shop Awards announced the winners of their Retail Awards in a glittering Gala Ceremony at the Cumberland Hotel in London’s West End on 8th November 2012. A guest list of over 225 stores, shops, brands and VIPs from both the high street and the regions in the UK and Ireland paid homage to the excellence of retailers. The event is sponsored by Underlines Magazine and INVISTA (owner of the Lycra® fibre brand).
Over 450 nominations were narrowed down to 68 finalists and the 9 winners were:
Best Newcomer Award: Lily & Grace (Forest Row); Best Concept Shop Award: Boutique 65(Colchester); Best Independent Department Store: Bradbeers (Romsey); Best Large Department Store: Fenwick (Brent Cross); Best E-tailer Award: lessbounce.com; Editor’s Choice: The Bra Shop (Aldershot); Excellence & Outstanding Achievement: See-Saw (Hale); Best Personal Touch Shop Award: Chantilly (Rochdale) and Best Reference Shop Award: Adorne (St Helier).
This is the 4th national Stars Awards which are organised by Underlines Magazine, the premier B2B title for intimate apparel, swimwear and legwear in the UK and Ireland. They are part of a larger international co-operation with events in USA (Best of Intima), Italy (Stelle dell’Intimo) and Germany (Sterne der Wasche).
The event was hosted by Patsy (Absolutely Fabulous). EUROVET presented prize draw of two day trip for two on Eurostar with accommodation and tickets. Angela Salter was presented with special bouquet celebrating 40 years as a buyer for Winch & Blatch in November 2012.