275 guests gathered in London last night for the 6th edition of Stars Best Shop Awards: retail awards for the underwear, swimwear and legwear industry. Hosted by journalist and broadcaster, Vanessa Feltz, the Awards drew buyers and retailers from all … Continue reading
Stars Underlines Best Shop Awards finalist Truelove Lingerie is going to celebrate the beauty of real women with a catwalk show in aid of CoppaFeel! on the 26th November, featuring housewives, teachers, pensioners and students on the catwalk. Marie Truelove, owner of Truelove states: “we are not saying Models are not real women, of course they are! But we want to show that all women can look & feel beautiful regardless of age & size simply by wearing the right lingerie.”
All models involved in this great event will receive hair & makeup pampering courtesy of celebrity hairdresser, Sinead Kelly and her creative team, and entrance will be by ticket only with all proceeds going to CoppaFeel!
Stars Underline Best Shop Awards finalists The Little Bra Shop, based in Yarm, and Chantilly Lingerie in Rochdale have recently been featured in local press for their excellence in providing a great fitting service and educating local women. The Little Bra Shop owner Tracy Campbell spoke to local newspaper The Northern Echo about the astonishing number of women who still wear the wrong size bra, explaining “the mistake a lot of women make is getting measured in one shop and assuming the size will apply to every other shop, but styles, shops and brands vary hugely.”
Chantilly Lingerie was presented with the coveted High Street Retailer of the Year Award in the latest Rochdale Business Awards ceremony, which celebrates the borough’s business leaders and their contribution to the local area. The Rochdale based business said: “We are very proud of our extensive range of carefully selected brands from all over the world that are renowned for their excellent design, quality of manufacture and superb fit. Our focus has always been on service, quality and exceptional choice and we are here to advise and help the customer find what they are looking for.”
Online voting for the Excellence & Outstanding Achievement Award will be open until Wednesday 12th November 2014. Don’t forget to support your favourite shop on Stars’ only Award decided by public vote.
After weeks of deliberation, we can finally announce the finalists for Stars Best Shop Awards 2014! Congratulations to the 86 specialist shops running for the awards and don’t forget voting is still open for the Excellence & Outstanding Achievement Award, the only category decided by public vote.
Thanks to our 2014 Jury:
The Stars retail awards will take place on Thursday 20th November 2014 at The Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch, London. With particular thanks to our Headline Sponsor:
Underlines wish to thank our kind sponsors
Congratulations to the 214 shops nominated for this year’s Stars Underlines Best Shop Awards! The finalists will be announced in September.
|Adorne||Fenwick (Brent Cross)||Orchid Lingerie|
||Fenwick (Canterbury)||Pandora’s Box|
||Fenwick (Tunbridge Wells)||Peaches and Cream Lingerie|
|Amour||Fenwick (Windsor)||Perfect Fit (Keynsham)|
|Ample Bosom.com||Figleaves.com||Perfectly Petite.com|
|And She Knows||Fit to Bust||Personal Touch Scot|
|Angela Knight||Fit to Bust Too||Peter Jones|
|Ann’s Cottage||FJ Bodenham||Petits Bisous|
|April & Mae||Ginni’s||Pour Les Femmes|
|Arnotts (Ireland)||Gray and Osbourn.co.uk||Pretty Things (Buckhurst Hill)|
|Asos.com||Guilt Lingerie||Pretty Things (Cockfosters)|
|B London Boutique||Harts of Monmouth||Pudding Lingerie|
|Bare Necessities (Melbourne)||Harveys of Halifax||Pure Mischief|
|Barkers||Helen’s Lingerie||Rigby & Peller|
|Beales||Hidden Agenda||Roches (Ireland)|
|Beau Dame Lingerie||Hills||Ruthie Q|
|Bella di Notte.com||Honey||Saffron|
|Bellissima||Honeytrap Lingerie||Sandra Dee|
|Bentalls||House of Fraser||Sarah Jayne|
|Betty & Belle||Houstons (N. Ireland)||See Saw|
|Bisou Bisou||J R Taylor||Selfridges|
|Bloomers||Jarrolds of Norwich||Shaws Group (Ireland)|
|Blushhh||Je Te Veux||Sheen Uncovered|
|Boobydoo||Jenny Wren||Sheer Delight|
|Boschen||John Bell Croydon||Shirley C|
|Boudica||John Lewis Partnership||Silks of Glasgow|
|Boudoir Pink||Jolie||Simply Beach.com|
|Boutique 65||Juste Moi.com||Simply Scuba|
|Bradbeers||JW Stringer||Simply Yours.co.uk|
|Bravado||Kate Barclay||Siren & Pearl|
|Brown Thomas (Ireland)||Knickerbocker Glory||Sobriquet Lingerie|
|Browns of York||La Femme by Ryan (Ireland)||Straps|
|Camp Hopson & Co||Large Cup Lingerie.com||Sweatshop|
|Caroline Randell||Le Reve||Sweet Dreams (Buckingham)|
|Carols of Bishops Stortford||Less Bounce.com||Sweet Dreams (Woodbridge)|
|Cheshire Lady||Lincoln Bra Lady||Temptations|
|Chic Lingerie||Lindsay Adelaide||The Bra Closet|
|Close Essentials||Lingerie Room||The Bra Shop|
|Contour of Stillorgan (Ireland)||Little Women.com||The Cats Pajamas|
|County Vogue||Loncherie||The Lingerie Collection (Sutton Coldfield)|
|Creasey’s||Lou Lou||The Little Big Bra Shop|
|Daniels||Louise’s Boutique||The Little Bra Shop|
|Dashiki (Ireland)||Love Stretch.com||The Perfect Fit (Crowborough)|
|D’Braz (Banstead)||Love Your Fit / Lingerie at Carol’s||Trevails|
|D’Braz (Cobham)||Lovell & Vie||Truelove Lingerie|
|De Zire||Madame Foners||Turnbulls|
|Debenhams Group||Marie||UK Beachwear.com|
|Dessous Chic||Mio Destino||Undercover.co.uk|
|Dressing Room (Bath)||Mirari||Up Front Lingerie|
|Eden Lake||Mish Lingerie||Vamp Lingerie
|Elegance Lingerie (Ashford)||Mish Online||Vanilla Fudge|
|Elegant Undies||Moores||Verite Louise Swimwear.co.uk|
|Elouise Lingerie||Morleys Group||Very.co.uk|
|Elphicks||My Lingerie||Victoria’s Little Bra Shop|
|Ely’s||My Smarty Pants.co.uk||Voisins|
|Embrace||My Tights.com||W H Goods (Ireland)|
|Emma H||N Shelley||What Lies Beneath|
|Entre Nous||Next||What Women Want|
|Eve||Nursing Bra-Shop.co.uk||Winch & Blatch|
|Eve & Ranshaw||Oldrids||Woods|
|Feathers of Marlow||Ooh La La!|
|Fenwick (Bond Street)||Ophelia Lingerie|
With particular thanks to our Headline Sponsor
Underlines wish to thank our kind sponsors
The Stars retail awards will take place on Thursday 20th November 2014 at The Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch, London.
Thanks to our 2014 Jury:
Underlines Magazine, organisers of Stars Underlines Best Shop Awards, is delighted to announce new sponsorship in 2014. Pretty Polly and Aristoc, leading UK brands of legwear for nearly 100 years, will be sponsoring the Legwear Retailer of the Year Award to be held on 20th November 2014 at the Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch, London.
The event, which will host the presentation of 11 retail and e-commerce awards with a Supplier of the Year Award, continues to be supported by the headline sponsorship of LYCRA® (a trademark of INVISTA). INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibres.
Specialist lingerie and swim brand, Panache Lingerie Ltd (with brands Cleo, Cleo Swim, Panache Lingerie & Panache Swim, Panache Sport and Sculptresse aimed primarily at larger cup sizes) is once again lending its support with sponsorship of the welcome & cocktail reception.
Extra prizes are on offer to Award winners including 3 all-inclusive trips to the UK’s national trade event, Moda Lingerie & Swimwear Show, courtesy of ITE Moda. In addition Eurovet, organisers of Salon International and Mode City Paris will give one lucky winner a trip to Paris on Eurostar with accommodation. FAB (The Fashion Association of Britain) will present one year’s membership to their organisation which assists independent retailers with advice and practical help on a huge number of business issues from legal to computing.
Entrants to the Awards are nominated by a jury of 27 leading swimwear, intimate apparel, corsetry and legwear brands from both the UK and worldwide.