Few people can say they are a true native of Los Gatos. But just like her mom, her dad, and her two sisters, Jill Varni Stapleton grew up in the heart of the town, developing her love of fashion while shopping along N. Santa Cruz Avenue and working at a local shoe boutique.
After graduating from Los Gatos High School, Jill moved to Texas to attend Southern Methodist University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising. She spent ten years working as a Corporate Event Planner for leading event management firms in Dallas and San Francisco. But she never forgot about those days working at the boutique in Los Gatos.
In late 2008, Jill saw an opportunity to combine all the skills she mastered as an event planner – attention to detail, professionalism, flexibility, style, dedication, and customer service – with her true love, shoes and accessories. She knew it was time to take a leap of faith and follow her dream. Jill ventured into business on her own and opened what she hopes will become the most popular women’s footwear boutique in the South Bay, She She Shoes.
Jill’s goal in opening She She Shoes is to provide a place for the South Bay to enjoy shoe shopping as much as she does. Shopping in a boutique should never be intimidating; it should be fun and exciting, and Jill will bring her infectious enthusiasm and friendly, outgoing style to the personality of the store. Jill wants her clients to come to She She Shoes not only for the styles and brands, but also because of the knowledgeable and friendly personal service and the relaxing atmosphere.
With She She Shoes, Jill had turned her passion into a full-time gig, and it’s the best decision she has ever made!