ODs Up For Gongs

SAINTS collar sponsors, OD’s Designer Clothing, have been shortlisted in this year’s Drapers Independent Awards.

They have been nominated for four gongs in the magazine’s annual awards – menswear independent of the year, best store design, premium fashion independent of the year and young fashion independent of the year.

Store owner Chris O’Dea said: “It is great to be nominated but I am more pleased for the staff as it is great recognition of their hard work and the hours they put in too.

“The nominations show there is a thriving independent store in St Helens and an outlet that attracts people from outside the area.

“It would be great to win as it would show the independent sector in the town centre can thrive. It would be great recognition for the town too as the awards celebrate the best the country has to offer.

“We have a world class rugby league team in St Helens and an award would show there is a world class shopping experience too.”

OD’s have been partners of the Saints for a number of years and have been on both the home and away shirts for two seasons.

They recently opened their menswear store in Barrow Street and have an outlet specialising in womenswear and children’s clothing on Cotham Street too.

Their online store is also very popular and they offer discounts for Saints fans.

Drapers Independent Awards take place on Thursday, November 7 at the Waldorf Hilton in London.

Dave Hutchinson, Head of Sales and Marketing at Saints said: “It’s great that one of our partners has been recognised for their innovative approach to retail and store design.

“Their new outlet in Barrow Street is cutting edge and is an example to all independent businesses in how hard work and dedication can reap rewards.

“We wish them all the best in November when I’m sure they will do St Helens proud.”

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