ASHBOURNE fashion retailler Young Ideas has been picked out as a finalist in a major industry award scheme.
The firm, which is in the process of moving to its new home at the Green Man Royal Hotel in St John Street, was shortlisted for the ‘Womenswear Independent of the Year category’ in the Drapers Independents Awards 2013.
The store’s owner Anne Wright said: “To be shortlisted for the award is a huge honour and showcases Young Ideas as a leading womenswear retailer.
“Drapers is the magazine that provides the fashion industry with valuable insight and the Drapers Independent Awards have been established to recognise the very best in the british fashion business.”
The Drapers editorial team will visit each finalist before the overall winners are decided by industry experts.
Both the Young Ideas store in Ashbourne and its sister store in Derby will be visited by Drapers’ editorial director, Eric Musgrave.
An awards spokesman said: “Independent retailers are leading innovation within our industry with world-beating customer service and some of the most exciting brand edits out there.
“We wanted to celebrate the full breadth of what they have to offer with a dedicated event.”
The grand final ceremony will take place at London’s Waldorf Hilton Hotel in early November.