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Drapers Independents Awards 2019 Designer Childrenswear Shortlisted

Drapers Independents Awards 2019 Designer Childrenswear Shortlisted

Designer Childrenswear are proud to announce that they have been shortlisted for two Drapers Independents Awards.  The ceremony, set to take place on September 11th at The Brewery, London, sees the company hoping to take the titles for both Kidswear Independent of the Year and Best Visual Merchandising and Store Design.  After winning the prestigious Multichannel Independent Of The Year as the 2018 Drapers, could 2019 be another award-winning year for Designer Childrenswear?


Tell us some more about Drapers 2019

The story of Drapers, known then as Drapers Record, began on 6th August 1887, a little over 130 years ago.  A business-to-business magazine covering the fashion retail sector and referred to as the fashion industry’s bible, the company set out to represent, inform and support whilst being able to inspire and connect the individuals leading the way in this innovative sector.  As well the paper magazine (currently edited by Keely Stocker) and a digital magazine as part of their website, Draper’s also host conferences and awards ceremonies throughout the year so that the best performing businesses can connect and share their learnings.

Awards, Ceremonies and Events

There are many different variations of the Drapers Awards.  First, the original Drapers Awards celebrates the best in fashion retailing from the top performing and innovative businesses.  The awards, in their 29th year this year, attract more than eight-hundred leading fashion professionals and take place in November.  Secondly in September, the Drapers Independents Awards (Designer Childrenswear are shortlisted in these awards), also in their 29th year, will celebrate the best of independent fashion retailing across the UK and Ireland.  The Drapers also hold Footwear awards to celebrate the best-performing businesses across the footwear sector.

The Drapers Fashion Forum was set up so fashion businesses could discuss new business developments and ideas at the heart of the industry, opportunities that exist within and between brands and retailers and look at how these will develop in the future.  Drapers Digital Festival held for the first time in April 2017, merged the Digital Forum and the Digital Awards; one venue, one day, a perfect opportunity for the fashion digital and E-commerce community to come together to learn, celebrate, innovate and shape the future.

Drapers Independents Awards 2019: Categories

The Drapers Independents Awards has a multitude of categories covering different areas of the fashion industry and recognising talent across the independent sector.  This years categories are the following; Best Customer Experience, Best New Retailer, Best Visual Merchandising and Store Design, Bridal Independent of the Year, Independents Community Award, Kidswear Independent of the Year, Lingerie Independent of the Year, Menswear Independent of the Year, Multichannel of the Year, Rising Star in the Independent Sector, Womenswear Independent of the Year, Best New Brand, Bridal Brand of the Year, Kids’ Brand of the Year, Lingerie Brand of the Year, Menswear Brand of the Year and Womenswear Brand of the Year.


Designer Childrenswear are hoping to come home with awards for Kidswear Independent of the Year and Visual Merchandising and Store Design.  With a luxurious new store opening in October 2018, the company has gone from strength to strength, seeing an influx of customers travelling from further afield to visit and shop in the beautiful new premises.  With that secured, aims for the next year are to grow a greater global audience by building an even bigger online presence.  Already shipping to over 160 countries worldwide, plans are well on the way towards this achievement.  Stocking luxury brands such as Gucci, Burberry, Moncler and Young Versace to name a few, Designer Childrenswear is an epicentre for style, both in store and online.

Drapers Independents Awards 2019 Designer Childrenswear Shortlisted, Wish Us Luck!

Designer Childrenswear are thrilled to be nominated once again for the Drapers Independents Awards 2019! Please wish us the best of luck for the ceremony, we’re keeping everything crossed that we’re successful!

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