TORONTO, April 28, 2015 /CNW/ - On Monday, April 27, 2015, the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) hosted the 37th Annual American Image Awards in New York City, recognizing outstanding achievements throughout the apparel and footwear industry.
Holt Renfrew, Canada's luxury specialty retailer, was honoured to be presented with the "Retailer of the Year" award. It was the first occasion that the award has been presented to an international retailer.
"On behalf of Holt Renfrew, I am deeply honoured to accept this award," said Mark Derbyshire, President, Holt Renfrew. "Holt Renfrew is pleased to be in the midst of the most dynamic expansion of our history and we are delighted to be recognized with this momentous AAFA distinction."
Holt Renfrew was celebrated at the charity gala in support of Mercy Ship, attended by 500 media, fashion and retail elite.
About Holt Renfrew
Celebrating a 178-year heritage, Holt Renfrew is recognized worldwide for an inspired shopping experience. Founded in 1837 as a modest hat shop, Holt Renfrew would soon become a purveyor of fashion to Her Majesty Queen Victoria. In the 1930s, Holt Renfrew began to establish exclusive accounts with leading European designers, hosting Monsieur Christian Dior himself in 1947 as he launched his "New Look". After many years of foreign ownership Holt Renfrew was acquired in 1986 by W. Galen and the Hon. Hilary M. Weston. Under Weston ownership Holt Renfrew has become Canada's destination for luxury retail. Visit us at www.holtrenfrew.com.
Holt Renfrew is part of Selfridges Group Limited. With extensive know-how and experience in operating luxury fashion retail stores, the Selfridges Group owns and operates leading heritage banners in key markets around the world, including Brown Thomas in Ireland; de Bijenkorf in The Netherlands; Holt Renfrew and Ogilvy in Canada, and Selfridges in the United Kingdom. Selfridges Group Limited is a family owned business, W. Galen Weston is Chairman.
SOURCE Holt Renfrew
For further information: Blaire Borins, Holt Renfrew PR, 416.960.2946, [email protected]