The own of a designer fashion collection in Willington has reached the finals of The Drapers Independents Awards 2015.

Abi Fisher’s Exclusive Collection has been selected as a finalist in the Best New Business award.

The Drapers Independent Awards were established in 1990 to highlight and celebrate the best of independent retailing. In its 25th Anniversary year, the awards are seeking the very best in the retailing industry.

The overall winners in each category will be announced at a black tie dinner at The Brewery in London on September 16.

Abi Fisher

In entering the awards, Abi had to demonstrate why the collection and business model was so unique. The collection provides luxurious, yet affordable ladies designer fashion and styling suggestions that cannot easily be found on the high street. The showroom, which is open by appointment or on specially designated open days, is filled with hand-picked European brands, which feature classic ladies clothing and accessories with a sophisticated twist

Abi said: “We are delighted to have been selected as a finalist as it is a real endorsement by other professional retailers of our business and excellent customer service.

“The judges looked at our business model, our buying strategy, the brands we stocked and our aspirations for the future, so we feel it a real achievement to have proved ourselves worthy of the finals and we are looking forward to the awards ceremony in September.”

Visit www.abifisher.co.uk for more information.

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