StorErotica Awards Slated for Sept. 21

LAS VEGAS—The third annual StorErotica Awards presentation, designed to honor the best in erotic retail, is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 21, during the International Lingerie Show fashion show at the StorErotica “What’s New Marketplace” at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Popular sexologist Megan Andelloux will host the evening’s festivities.

This year will mark the biggest stage ever held for the StorErotica Awards with 10 categories recognizing the outstanding achievement in all aspects of the erotic retail industry, including Lingerie, Dancewear, Accessory, Novelty, Adult Film and Smoke Products. Additionally, there is an award for the industry’s top distributor as well as “Hot Product of the Year,” which distinguishes the most innovate new adult item sold over the past 12 months.

In addition to the vendor award categories, there are eight stores nominated for the prestigious, national award for “Retail Store Chain of the Year.” They include Adult Mart, Amazing Superstores, Babeland, Fairvilla, Hustler Hollywood, Lion’s Den, Peekay and Sara’s Secret/Condoms To Go.

The other retailer award category recognizes the foundation of the erotic retail industry, the independent storeowner. Nominated are BabyDollz Lingerie in Fallbrook, Calif.; Chi Chi La Rue’s in West Hollywood, Calif.; Red Spaghetti in Forestville, Calif.; Smitten Kitten in Minneapolis; Taboo in Richmond, Va.; The Stockroom in Los Angeles; The Tool Shed in Milwaukee; and Vavoom in Las Vegas.

The StorErotica Awards and ILS Fashion show are both free to all convention attendees. Badges for StorErotica’s “What’s New Marketplace” are $95 and can be purchased onsite or by calling (727) 726-3592.

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