Scenes from Kelly Scott’s new Sundry, a garden- and kitchen-focused retail shop at 118 Throckmorton Avenue in downtown Mill Valley.

You know you’ve made an impression in your community when the response to your new shop in town incites not just an abundance of customers, but plenty of people bearing gifts of wine and flowers to mark the occasion.

That’s the outpouring Kelly Scott, the former owner of the Alpha Dog shop and current owner of The Goods, shop laden with “unique gifts, vintage finds, locally sourced treasures and lots of cashmere” in that same space at 6 Miller, received on Sept. 7 and in the days since then. She just opened Sundry, her new kitchen ad garden supply shop in downtown Mill Valley at 118 Throckmorton Ave., the former home of Branded Boutique, the Mill Valley Hat Box, a laundromat and a fledgling version of Mill Valley Market before that.

“To have people coming in and shopping throughout the weekend, including my fellow retailer neighbors, and bringing flowers and wine to celebrate the occasion, was just incredibly touching,” Scott says.

Scott’s quick to note that this isn’t some of run-of-the-mill kitchen and garden store. From napkins and tea towels hand-loomed by Loomination to reusable organic canvas covers from Aplat, she spent a ton of time sourcing products that are American-made, sustainable, organic and that tell a story about their creators. 

“This shop is meant for the community, to bring something back to downtown that hasn’t been here in a while,” she adds, noting that she hopes Sundry fills a need downtown in the wake of the closure of not-exactly-temporary closure of Tyler Florence’s store in 2014 and the loss of the Capricorn Gourmet Cookware shop in the former LF space.

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