Watch the video below for the presentation of our award, and also for our acceptance speech.
The jury of brands themselves suggested this award be introduced, marking a significant point in the professional life of an individual. We are thrilled to have been the ✨FIRST✨ to ever be presented with this prestigious award. Thank you to all the brands who voted for us!
The excitement and buzz could be felt right from the start of the evening! Broadcast live from The Best of Intima’s TV studios, stores and brands connected from New York to Calgary, from Toronto to Los Angeles, in trepid anticipation.
Many stores had organized their own support teams, bringing together staff, family and friends to celebrate. Parties were in full swing from east to west as all awaited impatiently to find out who the winners of this year’s Best of Intima awards were.
Despite the complicated moment, the 2021 Edition saw massive participation. With nearly 400 stores nominated, brands more than ever recognized the importance of supporting their clients. Stores welcomed the opportunity to once again celebrate their passion, express the best of their professionalism, and most of all - to reach out and connect.
The event was another amazing opportunity to see how the independents have been navigating these tumultuous times and the amazing creative and business-savvy resources they have proved to be endowed with. In the light of this and in order to pay tribute to the resilience of intimate apparel retailers and boutiques, The Best of Intima opted to widen its list of finalists in a true lingerie celebration! “The Awards rule would normally not allow past winners to run again – says Francesca Spinetta, co-owner of Intima Media Group – but we felt it would have been unfair to exclude them from this Restart edition since it is sometimes even harder to keep a position than to reach it”.
Jury of brands included: Anita, Bravado, B.Tempt’d, Chantelle, Commando, Cosabella-Journelle, Curvy Kate, Elomi, Empreinte, Falke, Fantasie, Fit Fully Yours, Hanky Panky, Hanro, Iluna, Janira, Leonisa, Le Mystere, Maison Lejaby, Mey, Montelle, Natori, Panache, Simone Pérèle, Skarlett Blue, Soak, Wacoal.