With thanks for the continuing support of our headline sponsor:
And Stars‘ 2017 list of sponsors:
|Affair Lingerie||Elegant Undies||Mystique (Shrewsbury)|
|All About the Fit||Elouise Lingerie||Mystique (Marlborough)|
|Alma Care||Elphicks||Net a Porter.com|
|Amazing Grace||Embrace||Nicola Jane.co.uk|
|Amelie’s Follies||Essentials||Nicola Jane|
|Ample Bosom||Eve & Ranshaw||Odette|
|Arnotts||Eve Lingerie||Olivia’s Lingerie|
|ASOS.com||Feathers of Marlow||On the Beach|
|Banburys Ltd||Fenwick Bond Street (Legwear)||Padanee Bridal Boutique|
|Barbara Ashton||Fenwick Bond Street (Lingerie)||Peaches & Cream|
|Barbour & Sons||Fenwick Brent Cross (Legwear & Lingerie)||Perfect Fit (Keynsham)|
|Bare Necessities||Fenwick of Canterbury (Lingerie)||Perfect Fit (Sheffield)|
|Barkers||Fenwick of Colchester (Legwear)||Perfect Fit by Carol|
|Beach & Body||Fenwick of Colchester (Lingerie)||Personal Touch|
|Beales Group||Fenwick of Newcastle (Lingerie)||Pretty Lovely|
|Bella di Notte.com||Figleaves.com||Pretty Things (Buckhurst Hill)|
|Belle Femme Lingerie||Fit to Bust||Pretty Things (Cockfosters)|
|Belle Lingerie||Fit to Bust Too||Pretty Woman|
|Bentalls Kingston||Gardenia||R C Austin Ltd|
|Betty & Belle||Geoghans||Retro & Lace|
|Boobydoo.co.uk||Ginnis||Rigby & Peller|
|Boudoir (Scotland)||Grace Lily Lingerie||S D Kells|
|Boudoir Pink||Guilt Lingerie||Sadie the Bra Lady|
|Box of Gorgeous||Harrods||Sandra Dee|
|Bravado Underwear||Harts of Monmouth||Sarah Jayne|
|Brown Thomas||Hoopers||Sebastian & Millicent|
|Browns of York||House of Fraser||See Saw|
|Butterfly Bras||John Lewis Partnership||Shaws|
|Can Can (The Luxury Lingerie Co)||Jolie Lingerie||Shirley Allum|
|Caroline Randell||Kathryn Rolfe||Simplybeach.com|
|Carols of Bishops Stortford||Keress||Sixty Six Lingerie|
|Castle Warehouse (Pebbles)||Kinari||Smith Bradbeers & Co Ltd|
|Cat’s Pyjamas||L Collections||Sock Shop|
|C’est la Vie Designer Boutique||La Belle Boudoir||Sweet Dreams|
|CML Brands||Lace Lingerie||Temptations|
|Coco Bay Ltd||Lincoln Bra Lady||The Dressing Room|
|Coco Plum||Linda Rose Lingerie||The Fitting Room|
|Collen & Clare||Lingerie Outlet Store||The Lingerie Room (Moygashel)|
|Completely You||Little Women||The Little Big Bra Shop|
|Contour||Lou Lou’s||The Tight Spot|
|Coastal Culture||Louby Lou’s Lingerie||Truelove|
|Daisy Jane||Luxury Legs||UK Lingerie|
|Daniels of Windsor||Mabel & Jacks||UK Swimwear|
|Dashiki||Magee of Donegal||UK Tights|
|David Nieper||Maison SL||Undercover Lingerie|
|D’Braz (Bansted)||MatchesFashion.com||UpFront Lingerie|
|D’Braz (Cobham)||McElhinneys||Urban Fox|
|Debenhams PLC||Mimi & You||Very.co.uk (Shop Direct)|
|Deborah of Exeter||Mio Destino||Voisins|
|Deirdre at the Diamond||Mirari||Voni Blu|
|Dessous Chics||Morleys Group (Legwear)||Winch & Blatch|
|Divine Legs||Morleys Group (Lingerie)||Yours Clothing|
With thanks for the continuing support of our headline sponsor:
And Stars‘ 2017 list of sponsors:
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).
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)
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
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.
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…
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.
And Stars‘ 2016 list of sponsors:
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 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|
|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|
|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|
With thanks for the continuing support our headline sponsor:
And Stars‘ 2016 list of sponsors:
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.