Drapers Independent Awards – WE WON!

If you’ve recently visited us in store, you may have noticed a certain silver torso proudly displayed in the window. After a nerve-wracking few weeks since finding out we had been shortlisted for the covetable title of ‘Premium Fashion Independent of the Year’ at the Drapers Independents Awards, we are thrilled to announce that WE WON! 

Widely renowned as the Oscars of the fashion world, the Drapers Independents Awards recognise the best practitioners in independent fashion retailing. After reaching the final stages of the awards in 2014, we were thrilled to go the whole way this time around, earning some amazing feedback from the judges along the way. 

As finalists in a category sponsored by designer Marc Cain we headed to London’s The Brewery, joining judges including Julie Dean, Founder and CEO of The Cambridge Satchel Company, for an afternoon that celebrated the silver anniversary of awards that have become a marker of excellence within the fashion industry. 

Upon receiving our award, we were overwhelmed to hear the judges recognise our store as a “very elegant set-up and proposition”, before continuing to describe Robinsons of Bawtry as a “well-established, well-run business”. In recognition of the wide-ranging labels we offer luxury shoppers in the Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire area, the judges went on to praise our brand mix as “aspirational…with many labels unlikely to be found in Doncaster and the surrounding area, creating a point of difference”. It was fantastic to have our dedication to bringing the biggest and best labels in fashion to the local area recognised, especially as we are so dedicated to the cause! 

And so the silver torso returned with us to Bawtry, taking pride of place in store for all to see and serving as an exciting reminder of the huge accolade that comes with winning a Drapers Independent Award.