Industry member Deryane Tadd has bagged another illustrious award, taking home first prize at the Drapers Inspiring IndependentsÂ this week.
“This yearâ€™s number one certainly deserves the top spot,” explains Drapers‘Â deputy editor, Ana Santi after crowning The Industry‘s Deryane Tadd winner of this yearâ€™s best 100 independent retailers. As founder of The Dressing Room, a humbledÂ Deryane has explained feeling both “shocked” and “honoured” upon collecting her sixth award from the team at Drapers;Â however The Industry wasnâ€™t the least bit surprised.
Deryane‘s independent boutiqueÂ The Dressing Room has strummed up support from customers far and wide in the past eight years. Her bricks-and-mortar store was voted one of the best outside London by the Telegraph and Vogue in 2012, and online sales have soared 89% year-on-year.
“Run by an inspiring woman, this exemplary independent continues to drive exclusivity, offer unrivalled customer service and deliver a great multi-channel experience,” adds Drapers‘Â Ana. Taking all of this into consideration, itâ€™s little wonder that Deryane fought off stiff competition from the likes of Coggles and Browns, fellow Industry members, Donna Ida Thorton of Donna Ida and Tom Chapman of Matches.
With nothing stopping this Industry member, Deryane offered a sneak peek into the future: “New brands, customer events and brand exclusives are in the pipeline. I never stand still for long, so I have plenty up my sleeve for 2013.”