14oz. Haus Cumberland, Berlin, has been awarded Store of The Year 2013, in the Fashion category, by Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE). The store was awarded the honour at the 9th edition of Handelsimmobilienkongress in Berlin. 14oz on Kurfürstendamm focuses on high quality jeans. The historical building “is a perfect setting for the authentic and exceptional store design”.

Store of the year Out of Line is MUKK GmbH & Königskinder & Rebellen GmbH, who launched the children’s department store MUKK last year in Münster, which has about 3000sqm sales surface.

An extra prize is going to Modehaus CJ Schmidt from Husum, for a special beacon function of the region.

HDE distinguishes creative and innovative retailers with the Store of the Year award. For a store to be eligible for the award they must have completely re-positioned themselves within one year. The jury is made up commercial enterprises and trading institutions. Evaluation criteria concerns: innovation, customer benefits, and value-added potential. HDE received promotions from 42 retail companies.