Lancashire lingerie boutique closes after 13 years

Gill Billington (centre) celebrates her retirement with her colleagues.

An independent lingerie boutique based in Lancashire has closed its doors for the final time after 13 years of trading.

Chic Lingerie of Garstang closed on September 1, after owner Gill Billington decided it was time to retire from the business.

The boutique was established in 1994 and three years later, Gill bought and refurbished the store at Stoops Hall Yard, High Street.

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In a notice in the shop window, Chic Lingerie said: “Dear Garstang, It’s been a privilege over the years to have kept you uplifted and supported. Thank you for your custom. It’s now time for us to say goodbye.”

Chic Lingerie posted a picture of Gill and her colleagues on August 31 with the caption: “Thank you for your loyalty, support, fun and friendship.”

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