Stars Best Shop Awards 2017

Stars Retail Awards 2017 has once again secured headline sponsorship from LYCRA® (a trademark of US fibre giants, INVISTA). These Retail Awards for the underwear, swimwear, nightwear and legwear sectors are organised by leading UK b2b publication, Underlines Magazine.

This year the gala presentation evening will return on 9th November to Shakespeare’s UnderGlobe, with approximately 350 special guests. Stars is primarily aimed at recognising the value of specialist and independent shops in these competitive sectors of the market.

Unique in their field Stars 2017 has 13 key Awards* with a Supplier of the Year Award. Nominations are created by the jury of 25 brands and not self-nomination and over 400 stores, shops and etailers are nominated each year.

Other important sponsors include Anita & Rosa Faia, Wacoal, hosiery brands ITEM m6 and MELAS co-sponsoring the Legwear Retailer of the Year,  Mode City/Salon International de la Lingerie and Interfiliere.  Industry bodies lend their support including the Fashion Association of Britain, American brand leaders Maidenform and DKNY and renowned French label, Lise Charmel.

Stars Awards debuted in the UK in 2007. The competition is held in the USA (Best of Intima Shops); Germany (Sterne der Wäsche), Italy (Stelle dell’Intimo) and France (Top 100) with sister publications in those countries.

*Reference Shop Award, Concept Store Award, Personal Touch Award, Best Newcomer Award, Department Store (Standalone), Chain/Department Store, Best E-tailer Award (Multi-product), Best Specialist E-tailer, Legwear Retailer of the Year Award, Special Care Recognition Award, Editor’s Choice, Excellence & Outstanding Achievement Award and Supplier of the Year Award. The ultimate award is the SuperStar Award (only for bricks & mortar shops that have been in business for 20 years or more).

STERNE der WÄSCHE 2017

On March 5, 2017, German specialist magazine SOUS held the twentieth edition of the glamorous Sterne der Wäsche awards ceremony in Munich, honouring the best lingerie shops in Germany. Over 300 VIPs from the industry including retailers, buyers, department managers as well as jury members gathered at the Schuhbecks Theatre for an evening of excitement and emotion followed by a gala dinner and an after-show party.

A high calibre jury of 19 well-known lingerie manufacturers nominated 64 stores in six categories and for the third time the LYCRA® special prize was awarded in the LYCRA® Display Competition.

The 2017 Sterne der Wäsche winners are:

New stores / New looks: Viabella (winner in the speciality store category) and Gustav Ramelow (winner in the fashion outlet category)
Department Store: Galeria Kaufhof and Karstadt
Textile House: Bekleidungshaus Bredl
Concept Store: Doppel D
Best Boutique: Sie – Dessous & mehr
Flagship Store: Wäschetraum
LYCRA® Display Competition: Kurvenreich (winner in the speciality store category) and TC Buckenmaier (winner in the fashion outlet category)

Champions League

Textile House: Modehaus Leffers and Pollozek
Best Boutique: Le Sorelle and Sylvia Weber
Flagship Store: Wäsche & Dessous Individuell and Achatz Wäsche + Dessous

Best SS16 Lingerie Collection: Marie Jo
Best SS16 Swimwear Collection: Sunflair and Primadonna
Best SS16 Nightwear Collection: Calida
Best brand for sports bras: Anita Active

Stelle dell’Intimo Gala 2017

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The 19th Stelle dell’Intimo gala unveiled the 2017 top Italian retailers on February 11 at Palazzo Borghese, Florence. Starring the 125 very best shops from the intimate apparel, beachwear and hosiery industries in Italy, Stelle dell’Intimo welcomed over 300 guests for an exciting and memorable evening of celebration and networking.

A prestigious jury comprised of 24 top brands selected this year’s winners in four categories – Reference Shops, New Generation Shops, Concept Stores and Personal Touch. The 2017 jury included Anita, Whispers, Chantelle, Christies, Guess, Hanky Panky, Hanro, Julipet, Le Bonitas, Lisanza, Lise Charmel, Luna, Maison Lejaby, Marjolaine, Maryan Mehlhorn, Max Mara Leisure, Oscalito, Paladini, Parah, Pepita, Pierre Mantoux Simone Pérèle, Valery and Wolford.

Stelle dell’Intimo 2017 Winners
Reference Shop: Brighenti (Rome)
Personal Touch: SottoSopra (Rezzato-Brescia)
New Generation: Rubatscher (Bolzano)
Concept Store: Mancini (Bellizzi-Salerno)
Achievement Award: Sorelle Ascoli (Genoa)

Special Recognition Prizes
More nominations over the years: Linea Intima (Cagliari), Dreams in the drawer (Pavia), Ripani Underwear (Ascoli Piceno)  and Torre (Pagani Salerno)
Entrepreneurship: My Lingerie (Merano)
Fitting specialist e-tailer: Red Velvet (Vicenza)
Got Talent: Abbiati Underwear (Seregno-Milano)

Stelle dell’Intimo was created by Pisani Editore and is organised by Linea Intima. The contest was then taken to the USA with The Best of Intima Awards, Germany with Sterne der Wäsche, in the UK with Stars: Underlines Best Shop Awards and France with Top 100.

Congratulations to the 2016 Stars!

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Last night the sectors of underwear, swimwear and legwear gathered at The Underglobe at Shakespeare’s Globe in London to celebrate the best stores, shops and e-commerce sites across the UK and Ireland at the 8th edition of Stars Underlines Best Shop Awards. Hosted by journalist and broadcaster Vanessa Feltz, 330 guests and over 100 finalists attended the star-studded evening, sponsored by headline sponsor INVISTA (owner of the LYCRA® fibre brand) and organised by leading B2B title, Underlines Magazine.

A total of 14 awards were presented, with the brand new SuperStar Award introduced for 2016. And the winners are…

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Best Newcomer: Bustles Boutique

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Concept Shop: Odyssey Boutique

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Large Department Store/Chain: Selfridges

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Independent Department Store: McElhinneys

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Specialist E-tailer: UKTights.com

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Multi-Product E-tailer: Very.co.uk

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Legwear Retailer of the Year: Browns of York

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Personal Touch: Bare Necessities

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Reference Shop: Temptations

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Special Care Recognition Award: Almacare

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Excellence & Outstanding Achievement: Lincoln Bra Lady

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SuperStar – New for 2016! Carols of Bishops Stortford

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Editor’s Choice: The Fitting Room

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Supplier of the Year 2016: Wacoal Europe

We would like to thank our Headline Sponsor INVISTA, owner of the LYCRA® fibre brand, for their continuing support and encouragement; ITEM m6 and Melas Hosiery for sponsoring the Legwear Retailer of the Year Award; Anita for the sponsorship of the Special Care Recognition Award; Wacoal Europe for sponsoring the deluxe photobooth and Panache Lingerie for the champagne reception, as well as DKNY, Eurovet (organisers of Salon International, Mode City and Interfiliere), Lise Charmel and Maidenform. Stars is supported by national show organisers, ITE Moda Lingerie & Swimwear Exhibition and the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB) – all of whom gave generous prizes to the winners.

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And Stars‘ 2016 list of sponsors:

Anita item_m6 ModeCity
DKNY Maidenform Panache
Salon International de la Lingerie Melas Logo Wacoal Europe

Vanessa Feltz returns to Stars

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Back by popular demand, BBC Radio presenter and Stars 2014 host Vanessa Feltz will once again take the stage at Stars Underlines Best Shop Awards, with following entertainment by singer Ben Ofoedu. The only independent recognition of excellence in the sectors of lingerie, swimwear, nightwear and legwear, the 2016 Stars Underlines Best Shop Awards will take place on Thursday 10th November 2016 at the Underglobe, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London.

Congratulations to Stars’ 2016 Finalists!

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Congratulations to the 115 specialist shops running for the awards, the only independent recognition of excellence in the sectors of lingerie, swimwear, nightwear and legwear. The Stars Underlines Best Shop Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 10th November 2016 at the Underglobe, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London.

All About You First Boulevard Omorose Lingerie co.uk
Alma Care Fit to Bust Ouh La La
Annie’s Just Jane Fleur Lingerie & Swimwear Perfect Fit by Carol
Arnotts Foundation Pretty Things (Buckhurst Hill)
ASOS.com Grasp Boutique Pretty Things (Cockfosters)
Barbara Ashton Guilt Lingerie Rigby & Peller
Bare Necessities Harts of Monmouth Ruby & Bettys
Barkers House of Fraser Sadie the Bra Lady
Beach & Body Isabella Rose Lingerie See Saw
Belle Femme Lingerie Jarrolds (Hosiery) Selfridges
Bentalls Kingston Jarrolds (Lingerie) Sheen Uncovered
Blush Lingerie Je Te Veux Sheer Delight
Blushies John Lewis Partnership Shirley Allum
Boschen Jolie Lingerie Simplybeach.com
Bravado Underwear Justemoi.co.uk Sipsey Lingerie
Bravissimo Kinari Sixty Six Lingerie
Brown Thomas Knicker Locker Smith Bradbeers & Co Ltd
Browns of York Lace Sock Shop
Bustles Boutique Lincoln Bra Lady Straps of Gourock
Butterflies Lingerie Linda Rose Sugar & Spice
Camp Hopson Little Pleasures Sweet Dreams (Buckingham)
Caroline Randell Little Women Tallulah Lingerie
Carols of Bishops Stortford Louby Lou’s Lingerie Temptations
Chantilly Lou Lou’s The Bra Closet
Chic Lingerie Love Honey The Fitting Room
Deborah Lingerie t/a Perfect Fit Luxury Legs The Lingerie Boutique (Reigate)
Dees Lingerie Marie The Lingerie Lounge
Eleanor Rose McElhinneys The Little Big Bra Shop
Elphicks Mimi & You The Personal Touch
Elys of Wimbledon (Hosiery) Mirari Turnbulls
Elys of Wimbledon (Lingerie) Mish Online UK Tights
Embrace Miss Demure UKSwimwear.com
Envie4u.co.uk Mysmartypants.co.uk Underwhere?
Eve & Ranshaw Mystique Very.co.uk (Shop Direct)
Fenwicks of Bond Street (Hosiery) Nicola Jane Victoria’s Little Bra Shop
Fenwicks of Bond Street (Lingerie) Odette Voisins
Fenwicks Brent Cross Odyssey Boutique Winch & Blatch
Fenwicks Colchester Oldrids
Figleaves.com Olivia B

With thanks for the continuing support our headline sponsor:

lycra

And Stars‘ 2016 list of sponsors:

Anita item_m6 ModeCity
DKNY Maidenform Panache
Salon International de la Lingerie Melas Logo Wacoal Europe

Mish wins Drapers’ Niche Retailer of the Year Award

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The Cornish lingerie specialist, Mish, brings back to Wadebridge their 2nd industry award to sit alongside last year’s Stars Award for Best Specialist E-Tailer. Mish won Best Niche Retailer of the Year at the Drapers Independents Awards 2016, where they were judged for their extensive range of specialist lingerie, potential for future growth and shopping experience.

“It’s amazing to have won Best Niche Fashion Retailer of the Year! We focus a lot on providing problem solving lingerie and accessories for our customers, such as the Halto and Bandelettes, so it’s a massive achievement to be recognised in the industry for our niche product range,” said Michele Poynter, Managing Director of Mish. “We’ve been nominated for the Drapers Independents Awards a couple of times before, so I’m over the moon to finally bring the award back home to my team and for my customers.”

Mish caters to the needs of women who require larger cup sized bras and swimwear, and since the  last year have also expanded their range to include up and coming independent lingerie brands. “The fashion industry should take note of its best independents, as they provide inspiration on so many levels. Offering some of the best customer service in the fashion industry, indies know how to keep their customers happy – and keep them coming back,” said Keely Stocker, Editorial Director of Drapers.

Stars Best Shop Awards 2016 Nominees

Underlines Magazine is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2016 edition of Stars Best Shop Awards! Celebrating the 8th edition of these popular and independent retail awards, the gala ceremony will be held on Thursday 10th November 2016 at the Underglobe at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.

Stars are the only recognition of excellence in the sectors of lingerie, swimwear, nightwear and legwear. Congratulations to the nominees, and please remember the deadline for returning your self-evaluation forms is Wednesday 31st August.

Affair Lingerie Feathers of Marlow Nicola Jane
All About You Fenwicks of Bond Street (Hosiery) Odette
Alma Care Fenwicks of Bond Street (Lingerie) Odyssey Boutique
Ample Bosom Fenwicks Brent Cross (Lingerie) Oldrids
Angela Knight Fenwicks of Leicester (Lingerie) Olivia B
Anon Fenwicks of Newcastle (Hosiery) Omorose Lingerie co.uk
Arnisons Fenwicks of Newcastle (Lingerie) Orchid Lingerie
Arnotts Fenwicks Tunbridge Wells (Lingerie) Ouh La La
ASOS.com Fields of Sidmouth Palmers
Aspiga Figleaves.com Pandora’s Box
Austins First Boulevard Peaches & Cream
Banburys Ltd Fit to Bust Perfect Fit (Sheffield)
Barbara Ashton Fit to Bust 2 Perfect Fit by Carol
Bare Essentials The Fitting Room Personal Touch
Bare Necessities Fleur Lingerie & Swimwear Plums Lingerie
Barkers Foundation Pretty Lovely
Beach & Body Gardenia Pretty Things (Buckhurst Hill)
Bella di Notte.com Geoghans Pretty Things (Cockfosters)
Belladonna Ginnis Rigby & Peller
Belle Femme Lingerie Goods Ruby & Bettys
Bellisima Grasp Boutique Rumour Lingerie
Bellissima Guilt Lingerie Russell Smith
Bentalls Kingston Hancock & Wood Sadie the Bra Lady
Betty & Belle Harrods Sandra Dee
Blush Lingerie Harts of Monmouth Sarah Jayne
Blushies Helens See Saw
Boobydoo.co.uk Hoopers Selfridges
Boschen House of Fraser Sheen Uncovered
Boudoir Lingerie Houstons Sheer Delight
Bravado Underwear Isabella Rose Lingerie Shirley Allum
Bravissimo Jacy’s Silks
Brown Thomas J’Adore Simplybeach.com
Browns of York Jarrolds Sipsey Lingerie
Bustles Boutique Jarrolds Sixty Six Lingerie
Butterflies Lingerie Je Te Veux Smith Bradbeers & Co Ltd
Butterfly John Lewis Partnership (Stores) Sock Shop
Calon Cariad John Lewis Partnership (ESite) Straps of Gourock
Camp Hopson Jolie Lingerie Stringers
Caroline Randell Just Jane Sugar & Spice
Carols of Bishops Stortford Justemoi.co.uk Surfdome
Chantilly Kathryn Rolfe Sweet Dreams (Buckingham)
Chattels Kinari Sweet Dreams (Woodbridge)
Chic Lingerie Knicker Locker Tallulah Lingerie
Coco Plum L Collections Temptations
Collen & Clare Lace The Bra Boutique
Completely You Lincoln Bra Lady The Bra Closet
Contour Linda Rose The Lingerie Boutique (Epworth)
Creaseys Lingerie Box The Lingerie Boutique (Reigate)
Daniels of Windsor Lingerie Room The Lingerie Collection
Dashiki Little Pleasures The Lingerie Lounge
David Nieper Little Women The Lingerie Room
D’Braz Louby Lou’s Lingerie The Little Big Bra Shop
Debenhams PLC Lou Lou’s The Tight Spot
Deborah Lingerie t/a Perfect Fit Louise’s Boutique Turnbulls
Dees Lingerie Love Honey UK Tights
Design Also Luxury Legs UKSwimwear.com
Eleanor Rose Marie Underwhere?
Elegant Undies McElhinneys Vamp
Elouise Lingerie McKillens Vanilla Fudge
Elphicks Mimi & You Very.co.uk (Shop Direct)
Elys of Wimbledon (Hosiery) Mio Destino Victoria’s Little Bra Shop
Elys of Wimbledon (Lingerie) Mirari Voisins
Embrace Mish Online Wardrobe Secrets
Entre Nous Miss Demure Whispers
Envie4u.co.uk Mysmartypants.co.uk Williams & Griffin
Essentials Mystique Winch & Blatch
Eve & Ranshaw N Shelley
Eve Lingerie Net a Porter.com
Fabulo Next

With thanks to the continuing support of headline sponsor:

lycra

And Stars‘ 2016 growing list of sponsors:

Anita item_m6 ModeCity
DKNY Maidenform Panache
Salon International de la Lingerie Melas Logo Wacoal Europe