Womens Fashion Retailer Javelin Scoops Prestigious Award at the Drapers Fashion Awards 2012

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Womens Fashion Retailer Javelin of Bury St Edmunds has been announced winner for the Independent Womenswear Retailer of the Year at the Drapers Fashion Awards 2012. With tough competition, Javelin a specialist in designer and indie clothing brands for men and women proved to be ahead of its game.

Womens Fashion Retailer Javelin of Bury St Edmunds has been announced winner for the Independent Womenswear Retailer of the Year at the Drapers Fashion Awards 2012. With tough competition, Javelin a specialist in designer and indie clothing brands for men and women http://www.javelinonline.co.uk proved to be ahead of its game.

Voted for by the fashion heavyweights including Rob Templeman, British Retail Consortium, Marcus Leroux, Retail Correspondent for The Times and Eilidh MacAskill, Editor of InStyle to name a few, this year saw a 30% increase in entries.

Other winners included Primark, who won the Larger Multiple Retailer of the Year, River Island who won the Retailer of the Year – Consumer Award and celebrity favourite The Cambridge Satchel Company won Smaller Etailer of the Year

Javelin had the following to say about winning their award: "This feels amazing. We work so so hard, every day, as a team and it's tough times for everyone. We're a small independent shop…in Suffolk…and we are here tonight at this big national awards having dinner at Grosvenor House, it feels incredible. The atmosphere is absolutely electric tonight. Thank you so much Drapers Fashion Awards."

It was a winning night for ASOS who has seen stellar growth over the last year securing two awards; Larger Etailer of the Year and Retailer of the Year.

Caroline Nodder, editor-in-chief of Drapers, comments: “We are delighted that Javelin is this years winner for the Womenswear Retailers of the Year. The judges felt top-level customer service combined with strong business acumen and a well-considered brand mix all contribute to the winner’s success”.

Drapers is the market leading fashion trade magazine and a key resource for the UK fashion industry. The Drapers Fashion Awards recognise and celebrate the very best in the fashion industry, having been selected across a range of categories by a panel of experts.

For more information visit Javelin and see their leading brand womenswear visit Javelin Online below. Brands at Javelin include:

Vivienne Westwood http://www.javelinonline.co.uk/brands-women-vivienne-westwood-anglomania.irc

J Brand, http://www.javelinonline.co.uk/brands-women-jbrand.irc

American Vintage, http://www.javelinonline.co.uk/brands-women-american-vintage.irc

Barbour, http://www.javelinonline.co.uk/brands-women-barbour.irc
Located in a beautiful rambling 16th Century building in the heart of the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds, Javelin's flagship store is an eclectic boutique store consisting of over 3500 sq ft and offering a cultivated and unique selection of brands, across womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories, jewellery and gifts.

Our diverse mix of brands, from iconic designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Diesel, Barbour, Scotch and Soda and Hugo Boss, to high street names such as Vero Moda and Superdry, has earnt Javelin its reputation as the ultimate shopping destination for any fashionista.

Originally a sports retailer, opening in 1997, Javelin has evolved and developed with fashion trends, new brands and customer needs. We are consistently updating the products on offer as Javelin strives to offer its fashion forward customers new and exciting, high quality fashion and lifestyle. The Javelin brand continues to grow, now occupying three stores; the flagship Bury St Edmunds store, the Sudbury sister store, and Javelin Outlet.

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