Entries for the Boutique Star Awards 2019 are now open, celebrating and recognising the UK’s best independent retailers, suppliers and individuals.
A celebratory party announcing the winners will take place on Tuesday 8 October at stunning rooftop venue The Deck, located at the iconic National Theatre on the South Bank of the Thames. The venue offers panoramic views of London’s skyline – providing a sensational backdrop for this exciting event.
The Boutique Star Awards are open to all fashion and lifestyle independents around the country operating bricks-and-mortar businesses as well as brands and industry insiders. It is the only awards of its kind in the UK and will highlight the triumphs of fashion indies while giving recognition of their hard work and achievements.
“The Deck at the National Theatre is a unique venue offering breath-taking views of the capital, making it the perfect choice for the first ever Boutique Star Awards winners’ party,” says Boutique magazine publisher Julie Neill. “We are planning an unmissable event where boutique owners and suppliers alike will be able to raise a glass to celebrate the industry’s success. It might be a tough time for retail at the moment but we plan to offer a positive platform for those businesses that are making waves in the face of adversity.
Retailers can enter six different categories to be in with a chance of receiving an award. Accolades on offer include: Womenswear Independent of the Year, Independent Group of the Year, Occasionwear Specialist of the Year, Creative Visual Merchandising Independent of the Year, Social Media Channel of the Year and Multi-Channel Independent of the Year.
A further four categories will also be open to suppliers including Agency of the Year, British Brand of the Year, International Brand of the Year and Fashion Distributor of the Year. Meanwhile, two nomination-only categories – Lifetime Achievement and Newcomer – will be awarded to outstanding individuals.
Entries are open online via Boutique-magazine.co.uk/submit-an-entry and will close at the end of May 2019.
Tickets for the Boutique Star Awards winners’ party will go on sale next month.
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