Shinola Named Retailer of the Year by AAFA



The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) will honor the Detroit watch brand at its 2016 American Image Awards in May

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) will honor Shinola as the retailer of the year at its 2016 American Image Awards on May 24 in New York City.

The annual awards honor individuals and companies who exemplify leadership, excellence, and outstanding achievement in all sectors of the apparel and footwear industry. Other honorees this year include footwear company BBC International for company of the year, Christian Siriano for designer of the year, Iris Apfel as fashion maverick, and Joseph Abboud as person of the year.

“Every year, the apparel and footwear industry eagerly waits for the American Image Awards as a time to celebrate true innovation and leadership,” said Rick Helfenbein, AAFA president and CEO. “This year’s honorees epitomize the best of the industry from design through creativity, to business and marketing achievements. We’re so proud to recognize their successful contributions.”

Pictured: Shinola in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood