Salty Dog Emporium is a truly independent, traditional toy shop full of warm welcomes and beautiful toys. My “lovely little shop” (so I am often told) is nestled in Wittering Walk Shopping Arcade, in the centre of East Wittering Village.
Salty Dog Emporium has a wonderful range of carefully-selected quality wooden toys, as well as amazing puppets, puzzles, games, books, craft activities, blocks, rag dolls, musical instruments, and a whole lot more.
I come from a childcare background, with a degree focused on the Early Years. My aim is that my selection of products will link to and help support children’s learning and development, which customers often seek advice for. And for those who shop online, these links are clearly shown on the website. Sometimes I am asked – why the name ‘Salty Dog Emporium’?
The name ‘Salty Dog’ was chosen because it reflects the life and joy of our family-run business. My husband and I love living by the sea, and we loved our very-much-missed chocolate Labrador, Pip. He loved the water, and could certainly be described as a salty dog! As for the word ‘Emporium’, it gives a hint to the variety, magic and mystery of what my traditional toy shop offers.
I am proud to say that many of my selected products have a sustainable or ethical story behind them, which is becoming increasingly important to both me and my customers. Salty Dog Emporium caters for an age range from birth to 15+, and is most definitely not just for babies.
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We hope to see you in our shop sometime soon! Julie.