Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 12°C

Search

Ipswich: Fashion boutique Marianna reaches final of the Drapers Independent Awards

06:00 24 July 2014

Emma Lloyd, owner of the Marianna boutique

Emma Lloyd, owner of the Marianna boutique

Ipswich fashion boutique Marianna has been announced as a finalist in the highly coveted national Drapers Independent Awards 2014.

The boutique, in its 10th year, is in St Peter’s Street, between the centre of town and the Waterfront.

Drapers are the authority in the UK fashion business and their awards celebrate innovation and talent within the fashion retailing community, identifying who is leading the way in the independent sector.

Owner and stylist Emma Lloyd said: “We are thrilled to be Premium Fashion Independent finalists, putting Ipswich on the map at the most prestigious awards ceremony in the fashion retail industry.

“It is a huge achievement and recognition of all the Marianna team’s hard work and commitment that has gone into making us one of Suffolk’s most treasured businesses.”

Emma added: “To be a Drapers finalist in 2014 is particularly pertinent as it is our 10th anniversary this September. To be shortlisted is a fitting achievement as we continue to bring our customers hand-picked pieces that flatter and make a stir.”

Marianna specialises in collections from premium Scandinavian designers including By Malene Birger, Kristensen Du Nord, Hofmann, Aiayu and Custommade.

She said: “Independent business owners like myself work incredibly hard to keep our local high streets thriving and creating great character and individuality in an area. St Peter’s and St Nicholas Streets in Ipswich are inspiring examples with fabulous gift shops, florists, hairdressers, restaurants, beauty salons and boutiques.”

In 2013, Emma launched the Marianna online shop. Also last year, Marianna was voted one of the UK’s 100 best “Inspiring Independents” by Drapers.

The winners of the 2014 Drapers awards will be announced at a ceremony in London on Wednesday, September 17.

1 comment

  • Good luck to them in the Finals...Ipswich needs more shops like this!

    Report this comment

    Sentinel Red

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

A restaurateur has praised the ‘honourable’ parents of an Ipswich thief involved in a ‘dine and dash’ after they paid the £147 bill their daughter and her fellow diner left behind.

England manager Sam Allardyce has left the position after just one match in charge.

Universities across Suffolk and Essex have been recognised in the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide – with the University of Suffolk celebrating its entry for the first time.

A man in his early 60s died after being involved in a go-kart collision at a popular racetrack while celebrating his brother’s birthday.

Councillors in Kesgrave are set to tackle problem areas for broadband speeds in the town, and need residents’ input on slow zones.

The Robert Ransome pub in Ipswich is being put up for sale, it can be revealed.

A dining pair who ran off without paying for a meal at the Unruly Pig in Bromeswell have been sentenced at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court.

Suffolk couples seeking help conceiving face an anxious wait after health chiefs today deferred a decision on the future of fertility treatment in the county.

Four decades ago Ipswich had through traffic in the town’s main shopping areas, writes David Kindred.

A 170-tonne electricity transformer the size of a bungalow is being transported along the A12 in Suffolk on Saturday.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24