The 2013 Winners are revealed!

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Last night the sectors of underwear, swimwear and legwear were represented by 264 retailers and 24 brands at the 5th edition of Stars in the Cumberland Hotel in London.

Underlines’ Managing Editor commented: “The Underlines’ Star Awards were created in 2007 to recognise and reward entrepreneurial skill, innovation and experience in these specialised sectors. Particularly aimed at independent stores the event highlights the resilience, competence and flair of retailers across the UK and Ireland.” Two new Awards were presented for 2013 – Hosiery Retailer of the Year and Supplier of the Year.

There were 380 nominations for this year’s Awards: 82 finalists were selected with 11 winners of the retail categories and one Supplier of the Year. We would like to thank our Headline Sponsor INVISTA, owner of the LYCRA® fibre brand for their continuing support and encouragement; Panache Lingerie for sponsoring the champagne reception and Speedo Sculpture for their sponsorship of the compere and entertainment.

BEST NEWCOMER AWARD: MYLINGERIE OF BUNTINGFORD
BEST NEWCOMER AWARD: MYLINGERIE OF BUNTINGFORD
BEST CONCEPT STORE AWARD: GUILT LINGERIE OF CHICHESTER
BEST CONCEPT STORE AWARD: GUILT LINGERIE OF CHICHESTER
BEST ETAILER (MULTI-SECTOR): FIGLEAVES.COM
BEST ETAILER (MULTI-SECTOR): FIGLEAVES.COM
BEST SPECIALIST ETAILER: MYTIGHTS.COM
BEST SPECIALIST ETAILER: MYTIGHTS.COM
INDEPENDENT DEPARTMENT STORE: ARNOTTS OF DUBLIN
INDEPENDENT DEPARTMENT STORE: ARNOTTS OF DUBLIN
LARGE DEPARTMENT STORE/CHAIN: HOUSE OF FRASER
LARGE DEPARTMENT STORE/CHAIN: HOUSE OF FRASER
PERSONAL TOUCH WINNER: DE-ZIRE OF INVERURIE (Scotland)
PERSONAL TOUCH WINNER: DE-ZIRE OF INVERURIE (Scotland)
REFERENCE SHOP: CAROL’S OF BISHOP’S STORTFORD
REFERENCE SHOP: CAROL’S OF BISHOP’S STORTFORD
HOSIERY RETAILER OF THE YEAR: Fenwicks of Bond Street
HOSIERY RETAILER OF THE YEAR: Fenwicks of Bond Street
EDITOR’S CHOICE: MADAME FONER OF SWANSEA
EDITOR’S CHOICE: MADAME FONER OF SWANSEA
EXCELLENCE & OUTSTANDING AWARD: D’BRAZ OF BANSTEAD
EXCELLENCE & OUTSTANDING AWARD: D’BRAZ OF BANSTEAD
SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR: CHANTELLE UK LTD
SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR: CHANTELLE UK LTD
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