The next Boutique Star Awards will take place in Central London in November 2022, with entries opening this January. First launched two years ago, the competition celebrates independent fashion retailers and their suppliers with a range of prestigious accolades.
The awards were cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to restrictions on public gatherings, which made plans to hold a winners’ party uncertain. At the inaugural event in October 2019, around 150 industry insiders attended an informal gathering at The Deck – located inside London’s iconic National Theatre – to see the winners crowned. Accolades were presented to the likes of Young Ideas in Derbyshire, Haygen in Islington and Tillets in Yorkshire as well as Capri Clothing, Joanna Edwards Agency and James Lakeland.
Next year’s event will take place at a bigger and even more glamorous venue, with new categories planned to recognise the industry’s achievements. Publisher Julie Neill, who heads the planning of the awards, comments: “After what will be a three-year hiatus, we can’t wait to celebrate the industry again at the Boutique Star Awards 2022. We’re planning an even bigger and better event than our first, with entertainment, a chance to socialise and plenty of fizz. Independent retailers and brands big and small can enter the competition for their chance to be recognised after this extremely challenging time.”
Full details of award categories, entry requirements and judging criteria will be announced soon alongside confirmation of the exact date and venue.