The Selkie is a NC makers gift shop located in the heart of Historic Downtown Wilson. Just a short walk from the iconic Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park ,  The Selkie's mission is to establish a wonderfully curated, unique & diverse shopping experience. Owner, Amanda Duncan, is an artisan specializing in handmade leather jewelry (Simply Adorned 79) and understands the beauty & importance of handmade products in everyday life. Duncan believes that these products should be accessible to everyone. Come fill your soul with art from across the culturally diverse state of North Carolina!                                                                                                                               

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday - CLOSED

  • Tuesday - CLOSED

  • Wednesday - 12pm to 6:00pm

  • Thursday - 12pm to 6:00pm

  • Friday - 12pm to 6:00pm

  • Saturday - 11am to 5pm

  • Sunday - CLOSED

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Amanda Duncan

A message from the owner. . .

I am excited to share The Selkie with you and hope you will plan to visit soon. I am a native of Cary, NC and currently reside in Wilson, NC with my family. Growing up in the Historic Downtown Cary home of Marcus B. Dry, I learned to appreciate the expressive romance of the past, the simple, and the unique. I was constantly saturated in textures, patterns, colors, the new, and the old as well as the creative and innovative artistic influences of my wonderful parents. Much of who I am as an artist stems from my childhood. It thrills me to think that as an adult I can utilize my childhood experiences to reinterpret and express myself through not only jewelry design but my gift shop vendors. With the opening of The Selkie in January 2021, I have an opportunity to share my artisan work with visitors and residents of Wilson and, also, share the work of other NC artisans with my same passion to create handmade products that are accessible to everyone.

When you visit The Selkie, please make sure to take a selfie with the new, dynamic State of North Carolina mural! This mural (painted by Amanda) is the perfect backdrop to remember your visit to Historic Downtown Wilson. Additionally, located at the back of The Selkie building are two "cosmos" doors for selfie photos.

Check out this fun post by travel blogger, Thriller Mom (aka Tandra), about her visit to Historic Downtown Wilson & The Selkie:

Spend a Day with Kids in Wilson, NC

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Hear more from Amanda Duncan on the Wandering Creatives Podcast hosted by Allie Coutts:

Season 1, Episode 3: Building Your Business & Finding Safety in Art


Check out another great podcaster and listen to an interview with Amanda Duncan that is hosted by Justin Baldwin on:

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