Ilkley menswear retailer reaches Draper Awards finals


Ilkley and Cleckheaton based independent menswear retailer Joshua Adams has reached the finals in the London-based Drapers awards taking place next month.


Following two years of on-off lockdowns, the industry has suffered hugely, assuming an attitude of ‘innovate or die’ and that is exactly what Joshua Adams have achieved. They have supported the local community and built a stronger business under the toughest of circumstances, so much so that they have had the confidence to launch a new store on the Grove Promenade in Ilkley in March 2022.


In January, Joshua Adams released its own ‘Joshua Adams’ label, based on understanding the target customer and a successful mutually beneficial business collaboration with Skopes menswear.


The store prides itself on catering for everyone, understanding that menswear is never a one-size fits all, customers encompass all ages, shapes and sizes and the clothes they buy should reflet this alongside their personality. The staff in the store are always welcoming, friendly, and helpful with advice and recommendations to ensure that every customer leaves looking and feeling their best.


The awards are open to all independent fashion retailers across the UK and Ireland, and Joshua Adams is thrilled to have achieved finalist status, at such a difficult economic time, with their first entry.


The team will be attending the event at the prestigious JW Marriott Grosvenor House London on the 22nd of September and is looking forward to meeting with other independent retailers from the UK and Ireland at an inspiring event.