Stars Awards 2017 In Pictures

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Congratulations to the 2017 Stars!

Underlines Magazine, organisers of Stars Best Shop Awards, are thrilled to announce this year’s prestigious winners. Stars Best Shop Awards 2017 in collaboration with headline sponsor, LYCRA® (a trademark of INVISTA), took place last night in Shakespeare’s UnderGlobe, celebrating the best stores, shops and e-commerce sites in the underwear, swimwear and legwear sectors.

A total of 15 awards were presented, with the brand new Industry Hero Award introduced for 2017. And the winners are…

Best Newcomer: Odette


Best Concept Store: Kinari


Large Department/Chain Store: House of Fraser


Independent Department Store: Jarrolds of Norwich


Specialist Etailer: Lingerie Outlet Store


Multi-product Etailer: Bravissimo.com


Legwear Retailer of the Year: Fenwick of Colchester


Personal Touch: Pretty Things of Buckhurst Hill


Reference Shop: Harts of Monmouth


Special Care Recognition Award: Lincoln Bra Lady


Excellence & Outstanding Achievement Award Runner-up: Embrace


Excellence & Outstanding Achievement Award: Belle Femme


Editor’s Choice: Winch & Blatch


Superstar Award: Chantilly of Rochdale


Industry Hero Award – New for 2017: Shaun Moorey, Operations and Finance Manager of Chantelle Lingerie


Supplier of the Year 2017: Wacoal Europe


We would like to thank our Headline Sponsor INVISTA, owner of the LYCRA® fibre brand, for their continuing support and encouragement; new sponsor Lascana for sponsoring the Champagne reception; Melas Hosiery and ITEM m6 for co-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; Eurovet (organisers of Salon International, Mode City and Interfiliere) for sponsoring the special prize draw for a wonderful trip to Paris, and Panache Lingerie for the compere and after Awards entertainment.

We would also like to thank Jackie Upton of Sheen Uncovered who sponsored the brand new Industry Hero Award, as well as DKNY, Lise Charmel, Maidenform and the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB).

 

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DKNY Maidenform Lise Charmel
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Salon International de la Lingerie Panache Lingerie Wacoal Europe

Stars welcomes Panache Lingerie

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Panache Lingerie is the latest big name sponsor to join the line-up for the Stars Underlines Best Shop Awards. This brand established in the early 1980’s is passionate about brand fitting and is working closely with lingerie retailers in their new global marketing campaign, Find Your Fit, which runs until the end of October 2017.

Panache is delighted to support this unique Award ceremony, entirely aimed at retailers, and is sponsoring the evening’s compere and after dinner entertainment.

Lascana to sponsor Stars Best Shop Awards

Lascana is the latest high profile brand sponsoring the Stars Best Shop Awards in 2017. The award winning brand is part of the powerhouse that is the Otto Group (the fifth largest online retailer globally). With over 900 points of sale in Germany, Switzerland and Austria alone, the brand is growing from to strength to strength in the USA and has now been launched into the UK at Dessous London, The London Swim Show and INDX for Spring/Summer 2018.

Represented in the UK by APM Agency (Department Stores and Key Accounts) and Russell Gotkine (Boutiques and Independent Stores),  Lascana has already received considerable interest from major retailers. The Lascana product offer is fully comprehensive:  lingerie to a G cup, lounge and sleepwear, and an extensive swim collection, as well as an offer from licensed brands – Bench, S.Oliver, Marie Claire, Venice Beach, Buffalo and Sunseeker.

The Stars nominations for 2017 revealed!

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
Aspiga Fenwick Ophelia
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
Bellisima Fleur Prohibido
Bellissima Frillies Pure Mischief
Bentalls Kingston Gardenia R C Austin Ltd
Betty & Belle Geoghans Retro & Lace
Boobydoo.co.uk Ginnis Rigby & Peller
Boschen Goods Rumour Lingerie
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
Bravissimo Helens Sassy Nix
Brown Thomas Hoopers Sebastian & Millicent
Browns of York House of Fraser See Saw
Bustles Boutique Jarrolds Selfridges
Butterfly Bras John Lewis Partnership Shaws
Cabana Jolie Sheer Delight
Can Can (The Luxury Lingerie Co) Jolie Lingerie Shirley Allum
Carino Justemoi.co.uk Silks
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
Chantilly Lace Tallulah Lingerie
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
Creaseys Lowie Turnbulls
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
De Gruchys McKillens Vamp
Debenhams PLC Mimi & You Very.co.uk (Shop Direct)
Deborah of Exeter Mio Destino Voisins
Deirdre at the Diamond Mirari Voni Blu
Delicate Lingerie Mish Whispers
Dessous Chics Morleys Group (Legwear) Winch & Blatch
Divine Legs Morleys Group (Lingerie) Yours Clothing

With thanks for the continuing support of our headline sponsor:

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And Stars‘ 2017 list of sponsors:

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

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).

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

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