Wednesday August 12, 2020

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Diffusion was a stalwart of suburban fashion, a name known to many a well-heeled woman, and one whose store closure continues to surprise.

21st October, 2018
Kate Gleeson, owner of online boutique PIc: Fergal Phillips

‘People would stop me in cafés,” says Kate Gleeson, “take my hand, and tell me how very sorry they were for my loss.” Gleeson is not reflecting on a bereavement, it bears noting, but the 2012 closure of her Diffusion boutique on Dublin’s Clontarf Road.

“There was a grieving process, mind you, once I shut the doors,” she smiles. “That store was my baby, and one I had...

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