How Jill & Gill’s fashion and flair found success in Dublin’s dead centre

Jill Deering and Gillian Henderson, founders of fashion outlet Jill & Gill moved into a vacant retail unit on St Stephen’s Green with the help of Champion Green and Aviva and experienced a 90 per cent increase in new customers

28th March, 2021
How Jill & Gill’s fashion and flair found success in Dublin’s dead centre
Jill Deering and Gillian Henderson, design duo Jill & Gill, in their pop-up space on St Stephen’s Green

Across the country, urban centres in towns and villages have been laid to waste by the coronavirus pandemic and its associated series of lockdowns. It may look and feel apocalyptic, but Big Business is learning from this extraordinary situation and is moving to reuse empty units and revive a sense of innovation and culture back into our urban spaces.

“I walked down Grafton Street one Saturday afternoon recently,” said Anne Matthews, head of communications at...

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