Rich History and Great Style at The Cotton Gin

By Leah Wingenroth | Thursday, October 28, 2021

It is a rare and special thing to have deep family roots on the Outer Banks. Though a bustling vacation destination today, these beloved barrier islands used to be a hidden gem, sparsely populated with year-round residents. The generational ties and history of the Wright family, longtime owners of The Cotton Gin, are part of what makes their stores Outer Banks treasures.

Since the establishment of their Jarvisburg flagship store in the 1970s, the Wrights have opened up three more locations in Corolla, Nags Head and Duck where visitors can enjoy a timeless and tasteful shopping experience. Inside, you’ll find a mix of well-known and loved brands like Vineyard Vines, Simply Southern, Pandora and Vera Bradley and products from local artisans, including Outer Banks Candles and locally produced, award-winning wines from Sanctuary Vineyards. 

There is no shortage of effortless beach style and nautical-themed decor at The Cotton Gin, sure to transform your home into a dreamy beach holiday. Don’t forget to 
enjoy a complimentary wine tasting while you browse – you just might find your new favorite!

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Corolla: (252) 453-4446 | TimBuck II
Duck: (252) 261-2387 | 1185 Duck Road
Nags Head: (252) 449-2387 | The Bypass, MP 14.5