Where It All Began
Jill Lindsey is a one-of-a-kind, multi-talented businesswoman extraordinaire. Her background in fashion design combined with her innate sense of how to host memorable and magical events led her to open JILL LINDSEY—her namesake department store—in her longtime nabe of Fort Greene. The store itself acts as a community hub, inviting customers and neighbors alike to chat at the wine and coffee bar, experience the wellness center, attend events, and shop for artisanal clothing and home goods. Each item, event, and brand that Jill curates is chosen carefully to reflect the positive and generous ethos of Jill herself, and can be seen in every detail of the store, from the vinyl records playing on the stereo to the peonies blooming in the window.
JILL LINDSEY, the lifestyle brand is committed to working with local artisans from Brooklyn studios, as well as from around the world. The apparel, shoes, textiles, and home goods sold in-store are all made sustainably with attention paid to supply-chains and working conditions. The workshops and events are all meant to enrich attendee’s lives, and are diverse in scope, ranging from floral design and macrame workshops to 3-D printing classes and weekly toddler sing-a-longs.
Jill believes in positive business growth through partnering with small business owners, and takes a mentoring role with many of her vendors, helping them to think through product pricing, merchandising, and packaging. Future plans for JILL LINDSEY, the brand include expansion into multiple retail footprints, hospitality, wellness centers, and of course, creating more magic in her Fort Greene flagship store.