Rhody Gem: Cork Fashion Boutique

September 2020

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What it is:

This boutique specializes in fashion-forward cork products and accessories, from purses and wallets to watchbands for all styles, and more.

 

Where to find it:

A true hidden gem, this little boutique lives inside the Ocean Tile Gallery in Spindrift Village, off of Route 1 – you may have passed by on the way to Westerly’s beaches.

 

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

While many might overlook cork as simply the material stoppering bottles of wine, you’ll quickly see its versatility and style when stumbling upon this shop and finding the variety of items fashioned out of the pleasingly neutral, earthy textile. “I was inspired by the fashion of cork,” says owner Rebecca Traxler. “It is extremely lightweight, stronger than leather, waterproof, eco-friendly, breathable, and natural.” She fills the shop with an ever-evolving selection of Portuguese-made cork wares. Whether you’re looking for a sturdy pair of docksiders, a minimalist wallet, or an elegant handbag, the material adapts to suit all different styles, and the care put into each item is evident in the fine details and flourishes. Traxler updates the Ocean Tile Instagram with new items, and guests are welcome to stop by, keeping in mind social distancing and safety measures.

 

271 Post Rd, Westerly (inside Ocean Tile) • 322-7000 • @oceantilegalleryri

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