Roscommon takes on Harrods at the fashion ‘Oscars’!

Roscommon store Donnellan & Co. will take on Harrods of Knightsbridge, John Lewis of Oxford Street and Pearsons of Enfield when it competes in The Drapers Awards 2007, which take place in London on November 21 st . Billed as the ‘Oscars of the fashion industry’, the Drapers Awards reflects the finest the industry has to offer in fashion retail excellence. The Awards recognise the best, most innovative and passionate fashion retailers and brands in the Republic of Ireland and the UK. From the largest multiples to the fledgling independents, the 20 statuettes are highly sought after within the industry. Owner Eddie Donnellan will represent the store at the awards ceremony. ‘It is our first time to enter it. We won the Best Large Store in the Crest Awards last year, so this is a new dimension. We have had in-store inspections in September and October and they graded the store and inspected merchandise. The also took into account the selection on offer and store maintenance. We are the only Irish company left in this section of the awards.’ The event takes part at the Grosvenor Hotel in London’s Park Lane on November 21 st .