Best of British: High Street Awards 2012

by - Thursday, May 31, 2012

Early on this morning it was the announcement which most High Street store‘s love to own about how they have done through the past year of seeing where they come within the shopping world.
During last night’s launch party retailer guru Mary Portas had this to say on the Best of British High Street awards:
"The supermarkets took stuff off our high streets and we as consumers went for what we thought were value; it was just cheap. In the process we lost a sense of belonging and of community. I'm fighting to have that changed. We need a new infrastructure to define a new high street."
The awards were handed out to the winners this morning which was presented and live on the ITV 1 morning show Lorraine. The Lorraine show has a developed a sense representation for these awards as part of the British High Street, over the past few years since the launch of these awards.
Lorraine’s readers and views have been voting all week and here are the winners:

·         Best for interiors: Baileys Home Store Whitecross Farm, Bridstow, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire (01989-561931; baileyshome-garden.co.uk )
Best for men's fashion: Present 140 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 (020-7033 0500; present-london.com )
·         Best for women's fashion: D&Me 309 Brompton Road, London, SW3 (020-7589 2684; onevintagedesigns.com )
·         Best bookshop: The Main Street Trading Company St Boswells, Scottish Borders (01835- 824087; mainstreetbooks.co.uk )
·         Best for children: Kidsen Chamberlayne Road, London NW10 (020-8969 7565; kidsen.co.uk )
·         Best for wine: The Sampler 266 Upper Street, London N1 (020-7226 9500; thesampler.co.uk )
·         Best for food: Caracoli Broad Street, Alresford, Hampshire, plus two other branches (01962-738730; caracoli.co.uk )
·         Best for health and beauty: Medusa Apothecary 23 High East Street, Dorchester (01305- 259790; medusa-apothecary.co.uk )
Best corner shop: Lodsworth Larder The Street, Lodsworth, Petworth, West Sussex (01798-861947; lodsworthlarder.co.uk )
Finally the last section of the awards goes to:
Best Affordable Fashion: Primark

Best Online Retailer: Boohoo

Best Department Store: Debenhams

Best Shoes: New Look

Best Trendsetter: Topshop

Best Premium Brand: French Connection

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