Lingerie and swimwear business Wacoal Europe has announced that two of its brands have been shortlisted in the Drapers Independent Awards.

Premium intimates brand Wacoal and the group’s best-selling D+ label, Fantasie, are both in the running for the Niche Brand of the Year award.

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Commenting on the nominations, Wacoal Europe head of marketing Ann-Marie Manley said: “We are delighted that Wacoal and Fantasie have been named as finalists in the Drapers Independent Awards, having two of our brands shortlisted is fantastic.

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“We really value our independent retailers and their strength and we’re pleased that our sales remain positive with them. The reaction to the new Wacoal ranges has been brilliant and sales for Fantasie having increased year-on-year, so it’s great that we are being recognised for these achievements.”

The Drapers Independents Awards are in its 26th year and are designed to highlight and celebrate the best of independent fashion retailing and the independent sector.

The awards will take place on September 14 at The Brewery, London.