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Emily Gallagher – Co-Founder, Ells and Hers

Location: Cardiff
 
I’m Emily Gallagher and I am 22, currently living in Cardiff! After graduating from Cardiff Metropolitan in 2013, I decided that I need to do something that I have passion for and that I would really enjoy. 
 
Myself and my business partner Kat, attended the Big Ideas Wales Challenge in January 2014, as just two girls with an idea! The challenge inspired and motivated me beyond words, and it was there that Ells and Hers was truly discovered! After the boot camp, Kat and I were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to work with a company called Simply Do, which is designed to help young people start up their own business! This is where the idea became a business. 
 
Ells and Hers in an online Vintage boutique which aims to offer women one-off unique pieces with an affordable price tag. We go across the country and hand pick the pieces we think, will make our customers stand out from the crowd!
 
Since launching Ells and Hers in December 2014, we have achieved things we never thought were possible. As well as the website being a great success, we have also opened our very own boutique on ASOS Marketplace which allows us to reach a more global audience. We also take part in Vintage Fashion events all across the country, which allows us to get to know our customers on a more personal level so we can really understand what it is they are looking for! Ells and Hers can also be seen in the May Issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. 
 
I really want to help younger people, like myself, to realise that starting up your own business is a fantastic way to do what it is you love to do and that it isn’t as hard and scary as what people may think!

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