OD’s have recently been shortlisted for TWO Drapers Independents Awards, helping to put St Helens on the map!
Drapers Independents Awards celebrate the most influential brands and highly respected independent retailers and reward those businesses that are changing the landscape of fashion. The ceremony provides an unrivalled opportunity to network with independent retailers that are innovating and inspiring as well as the brands that they stock that are really pushing the boundaries and standing out in a highly competitive crowd.
OD’s have been nominated for:
- Kidswear independent of the year – Recognising an independent retailer serving the kidswear market, this award is looking for a strong edit of key brands appropriate to the target customer, high standards of service, an in-store environment (and online, if applicable) that complements the kidswear brands on offer, a strong business plan and buying strategy that ensures the business remains at the top of its game and strong evidence of financial success
- Multichannel independent of the year – This award recognises excellence within the online side of an independent retail business. Entrants must operate a physical shop as well as a transactional website. The award is looking for proven commercial success, great use of design and content online, a strong multichannel buying strategy, excellent usability and web traffic, great customer service, a strong brand mix, efficient handling of stock and logistics, and expertise in integrating all aspects of the multichannel operation, including social media.
The 2018 winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony in London on 12th September 2018
GOOD LUCK OD’s!!