In a virtual award ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 3, Gifts & Decorative Accessories announced the winners of the 70th annual Retailer Excellence Awards. The celebration was broadcast on the tails of GDA’s first-ever virtual educational conference, Together We Retail.

In the ceremony, eight retailers were celebrated, as well as the Sales Representative of the Year and the 2021 Manufacturer of the Year.

Our very own retailer, Lanora Davidson, owner of Things Celtic, won in the category below. A big congrats to Lanora!

Specialty Store

Things Celtic

Located in Dublin, Texas, Things Celtic sells items from Ireland, Scotland and Wales, including a large selection of ready-to-wear and custom-made kilts for men. The store first opened in Austin in 1999, before moving to the small, and aptly named, town of Dublin in 2018. Owner Lanora David­son said she was thankful for the supportive community of the small town, especially during the height of the COVID pandemic. Her store has a clear niche and brand identity, which is evident both in the store’s design and the goods it sells.