Master Debonair won Best New Business in the Drapers Independents Awards 2017 and was praised by the Drapers’ expert judging panel. Founded by Simon and Eve Whitaker in 2016, Master Debonair is a menswear company with a rebellious spirit and humble attitude.
The judges from the panel said: “This business was set up to fill a gap in the market for smart men’s accessories and clothing. It is a very impressive business and its location makes it a true destination store.”
Simon and Eve believe that shopping at Master Debonair should be an enjoyable experience, so everything at the store, which is in East Boldon, is based on customer’s needs and helping men feel good about themselves, whatever their size, shape or budget.
Simon, founder of Master Debonair said: “We are delighted and very humbled to receive this award and we didn’t expect it at all. I cannot thank our amazing team and our wonderful customers enough. Our business is based on helping people feel good, it’s far more than clothes. We are so happy to bring this National award back to the North East.”
The winners of the Drapers Independents Awards 2017 were revealed at a glamorous ceremony at The Brewery, London, where the fashion industry elite came together for an afternoon of recognition and celebration of the sector’s achievements.
With 15 targeted categories, the awards cover every aspect of the independent fashion industry, from Best Store Design to Lifestyle Independent of the Year.
The Drapers Independents Awards are the most applauded and relevant awards in the fashion independent sector. The awards provide industry recognition and unrivalled networking opportunities.
Keely Stocker, editorial director of Drapers, said: “I am continually impressed by the attention to detail, commitment to customer service, and sheer grit and determination demonstrated by the winners of the Drapers Independents Awards, and this year was no exception. The best independents know how to make their customers feel truly special, which is why they thrive despite the challenges facing the sector. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners.”
For more information about Master Debonair, visit there online boutique.