Longford Fabiani’s boutique is celebrating this week after fending off a slew of giants from the streets to be crowned National Store of the Year 2021.
Fabiani, an independent luxury fashion store, took home the top prize at the five-star Intercontinental Hotel in Dublin over the weekend.
Hundreds of retailers from across the country entered the competition earlier this year, with the top 30 qualifying for the organization’s awards final last Friday night.
The Longford store, which underwent a major renovation earlier this year, fended off competition from high-end department store chains, including Arnotts and Brown Thomas, to win the competition’s top prize. to long and collective teamwork.
“We were delighted that our store was shortlisted for such a prestigious award, but to come first in such a competitive field is simply amazing,” she said.
“I would like to sincerely thank the Fabiani team, everyone who worked on our new store earlier this year and all of our loyal customers for making this award possible.”
This is not the first time the Longford outlet has gained national recognition.
In 2018, it was named Independent Retail Company of the Year at the inaugural Irish SME Business Awards.
Longford Chamber of Commerce President Fiona Fenelon said the honor highlights the potential of the Midlands town as a key business destination.
“It’s fantastic,” she said. “It’s great to see a Longford company fly the flag by winning such a prestigious award.
Ms. Fenelon said the honor was a testament to the store’s dedication and relentless pursuit of excellence.
“It’s an incredible achievement,” she said.
“Well done to Louise and all of Fabiani’s fantastic team.”
Longford-Westmeath Fianna Fáil TD Joe Flaherty highlighted the applause, saying Fabiani’s latest honor had given new impetus to an industry which had arguably gone through its most difficult period in the past 18 months.
“It’s a huge endorsement of everything Louise Brennan and her team have done and a great statement for Longford retail,” he said.
Other winners of last night’s awards included Aboretum, Your Home & Garden in Carlow which was named National Retailer of the Year and online nursery and toy company kaliedy.com which won the Trade Retailer Award. electronics of the year.