PG Designs Jewelry Show

By Ryan Marshall
on May 21, 2018

Come out and meet Outer Banks Jewelry Designer, Pat GIlley!
She will have her beautiful, Artisan made Sterling Silver jewelry on display in Duck on May 24 & Nags Head on May 25, from 11AM-2PM.
Don't miss it!

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Holiday Open House

By Cottage Shop
on October 27, 2017
Save the Date!
Join us, November 11th, for our Holiday Open House.
We will be offering 20% off store-wide!
(CPR Outdoor Furniture and some other exclusions may apply).

We look forward to seeing you in Duck, Nags Head & Corolla on
Saturday, November 11th!

Meet the Buyer: Amy Smith

By Cottage Shop
on July 13, 2017
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Amy and her husband decided to move to theAmy and Mike Outer Banks in March of 1993. Little did she know at that time, she would be starting a career that has been keeping her busy for almost 25 years now. In April of 1993 Amy began working for Kellogg Supply Company, where she has held several positions throughout the years. Amy has spent over ten years in her current position, as the merchandise buyer for The Cottage Shop. We recently had a chance to talk with Amy and find out a little more about her and the things she has experienced over the years.

What do you love about life on the Outer Banks?
The beach of course! I have always lived near the ocean but the Outer Banks has such an awesome and unique landscape that it truly is my happy place.

What is your most memorable moment working with Kellogg/The Cottage Shop?
Not long after I started working at Kellogg in the old office (probably 1994) in Manteo, Andy Griffith came in one day to see someone…I was a bit star struck. I couldn’t wait to call my parents to tell them who I had met.

What are some of your main job duties?
Purchasing for the three Cottage Shop locations and our new Mud Pie store is my primary responsibility. That encompasses coordinating the inventory distribution between the stores, inventory management and merchandising. In addition, I handle the marketing for all divisions of the company.

How do you determine what products people will want to buy?
Coastal themed products are our mainstay and finding items that are unique and fun are always the goal. Looking at trends and attending trade shows help identify new products. Obviously not everything we purchase is a “winner” but that is the chance you have to take sometimes in retail.

Why do you think people have such a strong connection with The Cottage Shop products?
I believe customers connect with The Cottage Shop though our lifestyle displays…they can see the item in use and imagine how it would look in their own home. Also, we are a fun place to shop with products that make customers happy!

Which season or department do you enjoy purchasing for the most?
I love summer, so my favorite purchases are those for the summer season! I am drawn to the Sea glass colors so I must be careful or the whole store might be those colors!

What direction do you see The Cottage Shop heading towards in the future?
I would love to see The Cottage Shop continue to expand to other coastal towns outside of the local area.

How do you intend to stay ahead of the competition and provide new relevant items for your customers?
As a small business, we have the ability to adapt and change quickly when it comes to trends and economic changes in the marketplace and that keeps us on top of the game. Although I do the bulk of the purchases, we have an awesome management team which provides great perspective and resources. I am always looking for new products and willing to give them a try. We never want our customers to come in thinking they see the same products over and over.

Can you let us in on any secrets about products coming in the near future?
Most of our summer items are in, but keep an eye out for our July top picks: Seaglass Shorebird Art, Cocktail Shot Glass Candles and Shell, Cork or Cap Holders!

I am headed to the market in Atlanta next week…. so stay tuned as I will be on the hunt for new and unique items!

Special thanks from The Cottage Shop family to Amy Smith for all her hard work and dedication. Keep up the great work Amy, we can't wait to see what awesome products you come up with next!

Beach Glass Jewelry Class

By Cottage Shop
on June 02, 2017
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Beach Glass Jewelry Class

Lou Francani will be hosting a Beach Glass Jewelry Class.

Local Artist, Lou Francani will be hosting her annual Beach Glass jewelry making class through out the month of June, July, and August. Classes will be held from 2-4 p.m at all three of the Cottage Shop locations. Come see her Wednesdays in Duck, Thursdays in Nags Head, and Fridays at our Corolla location. You can find all of our locations and contact information if you Click Here. Remember, classes are free and no reservations are needed, so come join the fun and bring a friend!

Lou will show you how to create your very own piece of beach glass jewelry to take home with you! She will have her own handmade jewelry on display to inspire you, and of course it will be available to purchase. This class is lots fun and Lou will assist you personally to help create your own work of art. Save the date so you don't miss out!

Welcome to our New Web-store

By Cottage Shop
on May 25, 2017
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The Cottage Shop, Corolla

We would like to offer a big, warm welcome to cottageshop.com!

Thank you for taking a moment out of your day and visiting cottageshop.com. Please feel free to browse around a bit and check out the expanded selection of beautiful products we have to offer. Should you happen to be in town, don't hesitate to stop in one of our locations, (Nags Head, Duck and Corolla) and say hello.

The Cottage Shop was originally created by Kellogg Supply Company, to offer cottage owners direct access to the latest trends and fashion in Coastal Living Decor. As the leader in Outer Banks Style weClarkware Pottery offer the most unique accessories needed to turn your beach house into a Coastal Cottage. The Cottage Shop has established such a significant presence in women's, children's and coastal fashion, that we have expanded to include our own Mudpie Boutique. Our Mudpie store is designed to allow customers to indulge in a fashion shopping experience with a coastal flair. The addition of our new web-store will offers an on-line opportunity for customers to shop the beautiful products they love and receive the outstanding customer service they experience in person while in our brick and mortar stores.

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Outer Banks

  • 3-D Outer Banks Wood Chart
    3-D Outer Banks Wood Chart 3-D Outer Banks Wood Chart
  • Outer Banks Blanket "2017"
    Outer Banks Blanket Outer Banks Blanket
  • Outer Banks Indoor/Outdoor Pillow
    Outer Banks Indoor/Outdoor Pillow Outer Banks Indoor/Outdoor Pillow
  • Outer Banks Slate Trivet
    Outer Banks Slate Trivet Outer Banks Slate Trivet
  • Outer Banks Platter
    Outer Banks Platter Outer Banks Platter
  • Outer Banks Ceramic Trivet
    Outer Banks Ceramic Trivet Outer Banks Ceramic Trivet

Wall Art

  • Sand Dollar
    Sand Dollar Sand Dollar
  • Rustic Seahorse Wood Wall Art
    Rustic Seahorse Wood Wall Art Rustic Seahorse Wood Wall Art
  • Pelican Wood Wall Art
    Pelican Wood Wall Art Pelican Wood Wall Art
  • Vintage Shell Wood Art
    Vintage Shell Wood Art Vintage Shell Wood Art
  • Outer Banks Sign
    Outer Banks Sign Outer Banks Sign
  • Hatteras Charters
    Hatteras Charters Hatteras Charters

Bedding

  • Caribbean Splash Quilt Set
    Caribbean Splash Quilt Set Caribbean Splash Quilt Set
  • Beach Life Quilt Set
    Beach Life Quilt Set Beach Life Quilt Set
  • Isla Tropics Quilt Set
    Isla Tropics Quilt Set Isla Tropics Quilt Set
  • Antiqua Quilt Set
    Antiqua Quilt Set Antiqua Quilt Set
  • Oceanaire Quilt Set
    Oceanaire Quilt Set Oceanaire Quilt Set
  • Palm Beach Quilt Set
    Palm Beach Quilt Set Palm Beach Quilt Set

Plaques & Frames

  • The Girls Block Frame
    The Girls Block Frame The Girls Block Frame
  • Family Block Frame
    Family Block Frame Family Block Frame
  • Drinks Served Wood & Tin Plaque
    Drinks Served Wood & Tin Plaque Drinks Served Wood & Tin Plaque
  • Start Each Day Window Pane Plaque
    Start Each Day Window Pane Plaque Start Each Day Window Pane Plaque
  • Medium Pressed Glass & Metal Spinning Frame
    Medium Pressed Glass & Metal Spinning Frame Medium Pressed Glass & Metal Spinning Frame
  • Small Pressed Glass & Metal Spinning Frame
    Small Pressed Glass & Metal Spinning Frame Small Pressed Glass & Metal Spinning Frame

Outdoor Furniture

  • Adirondack Chair
    Adirondack Chair Adirondack Chair
  • Cocktail Table
    Cocktail Table Cocktail Table
  • Chaise Lounge
    Chaise Lounge Chaise Lounge
  • Pub Arm Chair
    Pub Arm Chair Pub Arm Chair
  • Swivel Pub Arm Chair
    Swivel Pub Arm Chair Swivel Pub Arm Chair
  • Pub Table
    Pub Table Pub Table