As you know, at The Dressing Room we never stand still and 2012 has been a great example of that! We started the year with a bang when we were voted number 5 in a list of 100 Inspiring Independent’s by our peers in the industry. We were thrilled to be listed alongside industry stalwarts Coggles, Browns, Matches and Dover Street Market.
In May 2012 we were overwhelmed to win our 5th Drapers Award for The Best Accessories in an Independent and Multiple. We were up against huge competition from Debenhams, Accessorize and Marks and Spencer, but our unique and innovative accessory collections were voted best in the UK!
It has also been another busy year for Deryane – never one to stand still for very long she has been busy with lots of Seminars and public speaking. She is also now part of Red Magazine’s esteemed panel of some of Britain’s most inspirational women. Deryane is alongside JK Rowling, Jane Shepherdson and Stella McCartney on the Panel. The Red Panel is an insight into their lives, loves and top tips for the season…To read Deryane’s interview – click here.
On top of this Deryane was a judge at this year’s Paypal Etail awards and the Drapers Fashion awards.
In July we were proud to be involved with the fabulous Independent Retailer Month. A nationwide initiative to encourage people to shop indie and shop local – a subject very close to our hearts! Deryane was one of the key note speakers at the launch conference for Independent Retailer Month.
The press have been full of support for The Dressing Room! We are thrilled to be listed in the 3 most prestigious ‘best of’ lists by the Fashion Press.
The Dressing Room is the Official Online partner for super cool Danish Accessories brand Becksondergaard, The Dressing Room exhibited as Becksondergaard at this years’ Spirit Of Christmas Event at Kensington Olympia. We loved the festive vibe, and the shoppers sure loved Becksondergaard!
And who could forget our Fabulous Fashion Show in October! You came, you supported and boy did you shop!
Our proudest moment – raising of £6500 for local charities in 2012 with the help of all of our lovely customers!
So all in all a pretty eventful year, and I am sure that 2013 will be just as fun! Watch this space…..
Thank you to everyone for all of your support – we definitely couldn’t do it without you! Wishing you all a very Happy 2013 from the Dressing Room Team. x