Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Attitude wins Best New Store for fashion & leathergoods category

Attitude wins Best New Store for fashion & leathergoods category

Jan '09
The Nuance Group operations have once again been recognised for their excellence at the DFNI Product Awards announced late last month. Two of the awards for “Best New Store” went to The Nuance Group Europe for the jewellery and fashion & leathergoods categories, respectively. The award for “Best New Store” in the beauty category went to Nuance-Watson (Singapore).

The Bulgari boutique at London Heathrow's Terminal 5 operated by The Nuance Group opened in spring 2008. The 53 square metre store features a truly memorable design, with one wall being composed of light coloured stone. The range includes watches and fine jewellery, large and small leather goods and a choice of luxury accessories. In its evaluation, the DFNI jury writes: “Although not strictly a jewellery store, the Bulgari boutique at London Heathrow airport terminal five is part of the brand's plan to feature the category more prominently in travel-retail and offer what is described as 'iconic and unique' jewellery.”

The “Best New Store” in the fashion & leathergoods category is The Nuance Group's Attitude mega store at Manchester Airport, which only opened last month. The Group's new flagship operation for fashion retailing at airports covers 835 square metres, which makes it the largest fashion store at an airport worldwide. The concept houses collections from leading brands including Hugo Boss, Burberry, Emporio Armani, Porsche Design and Samsonite Black Label and has been described by the jury as „bringing the northern UK gateway a sophisticated luxury fashion shop-in-shop format“.

Last but not least, the award for “Best New Store” in the beauty category went to Nuance-Watson (Singapore) for its Perfume & Cosmetics mega store at Changi Airport's Terminal 3, which opened in January 2008. The verdict of the jury: “With a location in front of immigration, the store's strong visibility and brand line-up are a formidable combination. The shop is defined by prestigious brands spearheaded by several large shop-in-shops from Chanel, Parfums Christian Dior, Estée Lauder, Lancôme and Clinique, and premium skincare brands such as Crème de la Mer, La Prairie and Sisley. It's a store that epitomizes high-end beauty.”

Jean-Paul Bonnel, CEO, The Nuance Group Europe, is very pleased with the results of these awards. “Over the past years, we have invested considerable in upgrading our offer in the field of fashion and accessories. Our Manchester mega store in particular has been designed as our flagship operation for fashion retailing at European airports. We are pleased that our efforts have thus been recognised.”

Ken Tse, Managing Director, Nuance-Watson (Singapore), stated: “Having operated the perfume & cosmetics concession at Singapore Changi Airport since 2001, we were truly aiming for new standards in beauty retailing with our new T3 mega store. This wouldn't have been possible without the excellent cooperation with Singapore's airport authority and all of our supplier partners who, together with my team, invested lots of time and energy for the design of the store.”

The DFNI Product Awards – In its annual review of innovation in the industry, travel retail publication DFNI (Duty Free News International, www.dfnionline.com) honours the best new stores, the best new products and the best marketing campaigns of the past twelve months.

The Nuance Group

Interviews View All

Yashiki Gumber, Sahiba Fabrics

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Jim Desai, Blaiva Fabricaa

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Victor Chao, Esmetex

Victor Chao

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Vikas Banduke,

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Marcel Moser,

Marcel Moser

Switzerland-based Benninger is a leading manufacturer of technologically...

Urmil Arya,

Urmil Arya

Sushila International, a well established textile organisation established ...

Giorgio Mantovani, Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Pierre Wiertz, EDANA

Pierre Wiertz

EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related...

Wolfgang Plasser, Lenzing AG

Wolfgang Plasser
Lenzing AG

The Lenzing Group is an international company headquartered in Austria...

Sailesh Singhania, Sailesh Singhania Label

Sailesh Singhania
Sailesh Singhania Label

The Sailesh Singhania label was created to promote handwoven sarees and...

Igor Chapurin, Chapurin

Igor Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Bani Batra,

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

October 2019

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Follow us on instagram


Follow Fibre2Fashion On

Advanced Search