Kilver Court Designer Village in Shepton Mallet Somerset, is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted in the Shopping Centre of the Year category in the Drapers Awards 2018 – one of the most highly respected awards in the industry.

The shopping destination, which was created by Mulberry founder and English designer Roger Saul, has seen a surge in sales over the last 12 months, as shoppers from Somerset and beyond enjoy the opportunity to buy designer items at discounted prices. Kilver Court is home to many exciting designer brands including, Rapha, Mulberry, Toast, Hackett, Paul Smith and Bamford.

CEO Freddie Saul commented, “We’re thrilled to have been nominated as finalists for the Shopping Centre of the Year category in the Drapers Awards 2018. It’s brilliant to see that our approach to retail of creating a completely unique destination and customer experience is having such a positive impact on sales and footfall. This nomination from the publication widely regarded as the ‘fashion industries bible’, is a fantastic recognition of the hard work put in by all of the team at Kilver Court.”

As high street brands and some department stores struggle to reinvent themselves, Kilver Court has embraced the true concept of retail experience, ensuring their approach to shopping is much more than just a purchase – something that on-line retailers cannot replicate.  With over 50 designer brands, a stunning 3.5 acre garden, restaurant, café and garden nursery, they provide something truly original and seek to be the shopping and lifestyle destination of the South West.