All the winners’ photos from the Boutique Star Awards 2023

Last week, The May Fair Hotel’s chandelier-lit Crystal Room served as the decadent backdrop to the third annual Boutique Star Awards. The indie fashion industry’s crème de la crème joined us to celebrate some of the shiniest examples of independent retailers and suppliers around in the UK.

Boutique magazine’s Julie Neill and Gemma Ward

The mood of the evening was set with an opening speech by Boutique magazine’s Julie Neill, who thanked attendees, finalists and category sponsor City Goddess for supporting the awards for another year. She said: “This awards evening offers us all the perfect opportunity to celebrate our industry – and in doing so we acknowledge all the retailers and brands that continue to thrive and inspire in these continually challenging times. We were absolutely overwhelmed by the standard of entries we received this year and every single one of you on the shortlist are worthy of an award.”

After a delicious three-course feast of Caprese salad, French-trimmed chicken and mini dessert trio, television presenter Hayley Sparkes took to the stage to help present this year’s awards. Here’s the full 2023 winners’ gallery…

Creative VM Independent of the Year

Doodie Stark

Accessories/ Footwear Brand of the Year

Claire Hill Designs

Fashion Agency of the Year

The Brand Ambassadors

Fashion Distributor of the Year

City Goddess

Independent Group of the Year

Young Ideas

Female Founded Brand of the Year

Naia Beach

Outstanding Business

Renes Fashion

New Independent Retailer of the Year sponsored by City Goddess  


Highly commended: JB and Boom

International Brand of the Year


Newcomer sponsored by City Goddess

Jen Shutter, Hyve Group

British Brand of the Year


Community Hero of the Year

Anne Wright, Young Ideas

Shirley Leader, Velvet and Rose

Fashion Independent of the Year

Domino Style

Lifetime Achievement

Jan Shutt, Sunday Best