My name is Carla Gore and I am the owner and operator of The Salty Gypsea. I am a beach lover who enjoys the summer months most! I love the ocean and I am a big advocate of keeping our waterways and beaches clean! My love of the beach and of Mermaids inspired The Salty Gypsea's name, the vibe of the clothes as well as the decor in the store.
The Salty Gypsea began as a daydream after seeing a vintage camper that had been re-purposed to sell homemade items as well as a little retail at a RV show my husband and I attended.
I have always had a love for fashion and dreamed of one day owning my own boutique. It seemed daunting and out of reach until the day I saw that first mobile store.
My husband immediately encouraged the idea but it took me about 3 years of obsessing over it to finally make any significant moves.
I worked in Industrial Distribution for about 22 years prior to this and had become very burned out with the 9-5 corporate world. I knew I would not make it another 20 years sitting behind a desk. I became increasingly anxious at the thought of making my own dreams come true.
It took about a year to bring it all together once I decided to go for it but it has been so worth the risk and the work. I enjoy what I am doing and love meeting new people and making new friends. I hand pick each item that we carry and enjoy helping style people. It truly makes my heart happy when someone finds something they love and they feel good in it!