We are absolutely over the moon to announce we have been shortlisted for four industry awards in the Drapers Independents Awards, celebrating the best in independent fashion retailing.

Our multi-award-winning business, with four boutiques across Derbyshire and Staffordshire, has been shortlisted for four awards. This is a great accolade following several very challenging years for the retail sector. This year the Draper Awards will recognise the fashion retailers and brands that have innovated to survive, supported their local communities, and built stronger businesses under the toughest of circumstances.

Young Ideas has been shortlisted for:

  • Womenswear Independent of the Year
  • Best Multichannel Independent
  • Best Use of social media

  • Community Champion Award – for owner Anne’s leadership role in securing Levelling Up Funding for Ashbourne, where the Young Ideas Flagship store is located.  

“The last 15 years have flown by, and I am incredibly proud of how Young Ideas has grown and evolved during that time. Being shortlisted for four leading industry awards is a wonderful recognition of our small independent business and a real testament to the dedicated and friendly team, that excels at providing excellent customer service.”

Anne, Young Ideas Owner and a member of the Drapers judging panel last year.

“Being shortlisted is a great achievement as the quality of entries was better than ever this year.”


The awards celebrate the best of what independent retail has to offer, and winners will be announced at a prestigious ceremony in London, on 21st September.

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