Have To Love wins award for Best Independent Buying Team

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The Buyers at celebrity inspired boutique, Have To Love, have won ‘Best Independent Buying Team’ at Pure London in association with WGSN at Olympia London.

It’s a prestigious award, not only recognised by the fashion industry, but also voted for by other independent businesses.

Kate Walton and Jill Hodgson, from the clothing store in Gosforth, carefully pick selected brands from around the globe and UK designers, as well as their own brand, which Havetolove introduced for SS15. Kate and Jill’s mission is to bring good quality, trend driven clothing at competitive prices.

When asked how they felt about winning the award, Kate Walton replied: “The award means a lot, it’s great to be recognised by the fashion industry and even better that our peers voted for us.”

Havetolove have also been shortlisted for the Draper’s ‘Women’s Independent of the Year’ award, which will take place in London on September 16, at The Brewery.

Havetolove have previously won Drapers Best New Business, been recognised by Vogue Best Boutiques as ‘50 Best Boutiques in Britain’ two years running and have been recognised by Grazia and the Daily Telegraph. Kate has also been shortlisted for Grazia woman entrepreneur of the year award.