The pictures are in from the Boutique Awards lunch, celebrating independent Irish retailers
20th Aug 2018
The first ever IMAGE Boutique Awards winner’s lunch took place in The Dylan Hotel on Friday and it was, in every aspect, a spectacular fashion fair
Ireland’s fashion set gathered at the lavish five-star Dylan Hotel in Dublin last Friday to celebrate the award winners in the first ever IMAGE Boutique Awards. Winners and guests were treated to a three-course champagne lunch in The Tavern restaurant where they were honoured during each course with a beautiful trophy to display in their boutique’s. Afterwards, guests were invited to join IMAGE editors in the outdoor terrace area to enjoy a Belvedere cocktail and live jazz.
As well as celebrating our winners (listed below if you need a reminder!), there was also a spot prize of a €100 voucher for The South William Spa, as well as best-dressed guest, which was awarded to Havana Boutique owner Nikki Creedon who wore a stunning Simone Rocha tulle dress and accompanying shoes and hair accessories. Nikki was awarded an afternoon in Powerscourt Spa, which was recently voted Best Luxury Spa in Northern Europe. Finally, there was a prize for the best Tweet or Instagram post of an overnight stay in one of 60 Original Irish Hotels.
Best dressed winner Nikki Creedon. Photos by Ailbhe O’Donnell
Here’s a reminder of our winners:
Best Accessories Offering
Best Boutique Outside Dublin
Best Boutique Owners
Chupi Sweetman and Kate Nolan, Atrium
Best Bridal Boutique
Best Customer Experience
Best Department Store Support
Dunnes Stores for Designers at Dunnes Stores
Best Irish Designer Boutique
Louise Kennedy, Dublin
Best Irish Label Offering
The Design Centre, Dublin
Best Lifestyle Concept Store
Seagreen (Monkstown), Dublin
Best Luxury Boutique
Louis Copeland, Dublin
Best Merchandising Experience
Best Online-only Store
My Shining Armour
Best Pre-loved Offering
Most Exciting Edit
The team here at IMAGE would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all our nominees, judges and voters. We’re completely thrilled by the amazing response in supporting Irish design and retail, and we hope you’ve enjoyed it too. Until next year…
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