CLEARWATER, Fla. — Having hosted an awards show for the pleasure products sector earlier this month at the ANME Show in Burbank, Calif., StorErotica will present its awards honoring the soft goods portion of the industry during the International Lingerie Show in Las Vegas.
The StorErotica Awards ballot, consisting of seven soft goods categories, will be posted online at StorEroticaAwards.com to elicit final tallies. The ballot is set to launch Aug. 26 and will be live for two weeks.
This year’s soft product awards will include StorErotica’s Special Focus Award, honoring one Special Focus editorial seen in the magazine over the past six issues. In 2013, the StorErotica Special Focus Award honors eight companies that were featured in the Special Focus on Male Intimates which appeared in the August 2012 issue.
“The phrase Male Intimates is no longer an oxymoron,” StorErotica’s Kristofer Kay said. “As we’ve seen in the pages of the magazine and the exhibitors at ILS, male intimate wear is one of the fastest growing market sectors in adult retail. Boxers be damned.”
The StorErotica Awards will be presented on Sept. 23 during ILS’ opening night fashion party gala.
“Presenting this portion of our awards has become standard at ILS,” says Kay. “The fashion show draws in thousands of industry professionals who, by and large, reflect our magazine’s readership. It’s a perfect pairing for the evening.”
The following categories and companies comprise the 2013 StorErotica Awards for soft goods:
Lingerie Manufacturer of the Year:
Shirley of Hollywood
Seven ‘til Midnight
Dancewear Manufacturer of the Year:
Blue Orchid Exoticwear
Hot Girl Catalog
Sexy Shoe Manufacturer of the Year:
STOREROTICA Special Focus Award (Menswear):
Envy by Baci
Great Deals Distribution
Excite for Man by Fantasy Lingerie
Costume Manufacturer of the Year:
Fever by Smiffy's
Seven ‘til Midnight
Accessory Manufacturer of the Year:
Glitz Teaz Pasties
Tyes by Tara
Online Retailer of the Year
Adam & Eve (adameve.com)
Retail Store of the Year (Independent):
Sensually Yours—Honolulu, HI
Dick and Jane Romance Boutique—Richmond Hill, Ontario
Caliente Adult Superstore—Hialeah, Fl
Kiki De Montparnasse—LA/NY/LV
Early To Bed—Chicago, IL
She Bop—Portland, OR