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Javelin bags Independent Womenwear Retailer Draper award
Dec '12
Womens Fashion Retailer Javelin of Bury St Edmunds has been announced winner for the Independent Womenswear Retailer of the Year at the Drapers Fashion Awards 2012. With tough competition, Javelin a specialist in designer and indie clothing brands for men and women proved to be ahead of its game.

Voted for by the fashion heavyweights including Rob Templeman, British Retail Consortium, Marcus Leroux, Retail Correspondent for The Times and Eilidh MacAskill, Editor of InStyle to name a few, this year saw a 30% increase in entries.

Other winners included Primark, who won the Larger Multiple Retailer of the Year, River Island who won the Retailer of the Year – Consumer Award and celebrity favourite The Cambridge Satchel Company won Smaller Etailer of the Year

Javelin had the following to say about winning their award: "This feels amazing. We work so so hard, every day, as a team and it's tough times for everyone. We're a small independent shop…in Suffolk…and we are here tonight at this big national awards having dinner at Grosvenor House, it feels incredible. The atmosphere is absolutely electric tonight. Thank you so much Drapers Fashion Awards."

It was a winning night for ASOS who has seen stellar growth over the last year securing two awards; Larger Etailer of the Year and Retailer of the Year.

Caroline Nodder, editor-in-chief of Drapers, comments: “We are delighted that Javelin is this years winner for the Womenswear Retailers of the Year. The judges felt top-level customer service combined with strong business acumen and a well-considered brand mix all contribute to the winner’s success”.

Drapers is the market leading fashion trade magazine and a key resource for the UK fashion industry. The Drapers Fashion Awards recognise and celebrate the very best in the fashion industry, having been selected across a range of categories by a panel of experts.


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