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
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