Trend Alert: Bird Call

Throughout this summer these feathered frocks have been anywhere and everywhere. From our apparel to accessories birds have found a way into all sorts of this seasons designs. Looking towards the fall we still see a large amount of bird prints, patterns, and motifs. bird

1. Thomas Paul Scarf  

2. Leota Dress  

3. Lenora Dame Necklaces

4. Hazel Sleeveless Blouse  

5. Red 23 Oversized Tee  

6. Pocket Notebooks

Happy Mother’s Day!


The Terra Cotta Woman wouldn’t be who she is without her mum.

Mother’s Day is not only a national shopping day.. (and no one can say anything about it)..but also a day to honor the  wonderful “mother figures” in your life. We women can all recall those special women who helped us develop into the wonderful good natured person that we are. Say thank you to your role-models. Let them know you appreciate them.

How easy is it to let her know you care?

1. Come to Terra Cotta or give us a call ahead of time

2. Let us help you.

3. Done.

Daughter-Sewing-with-Mother IMG_ KA (818)vintage mother and daughter

 On Mother’s Day, its your right to shop for yourself. It’s a national shopping holiday, you know?

If you are looking for a gift, Terra Cotta has a few options that any woman would love.

Even though she may say your love is enough, don’t believe her.

No matter who your mom is, she probably needs more scarves. Seriously.

We have hundreds of scarves.

 Silk, cotton, linen, you name it we have it on almost any budget.



How do we women function without our wallets or pocketbooks?

Terra Cotta offers a wide variety of wallets and handbags, made by women for women.

It’s a gift she will use everyday and may not buy for herself!


Celebrating on a Budget?

We’ve made it easy for you with gifts under $50, $100, and $200.

Under $50

Who better to ask than the TC girls when it comes to choosing luxurious bath products? Have you tried our soaps? This little luxury goes a long way.  Let us design a custom bath gift just for you!

Under $100

FACT: Terra Cotta Women love shoes.

Buy her a pedicure, and a pair of shoes to show it off!  Look in her closet, find her size, we will help you with the rest! We are stocked with a variety of styles under $100, like these  Chocolat Blu leather strap sandals

The TC ladies love this versatile cross-body from Hobo International.

This bag fit’s your smart phone device, and can be transformed into a clutch, shoulder bag, wristlet, or cross body in the blink of an eye! Super supple Italian leather and a gorgeous selection of color choices!

Under $200

BONUS POINTS!! Build your mother a personalized Waxing Poetic necklace!!

1. Choose a gorgeous chain

2. Choose your unique and personalized charms

3. We will wrap it up for you!!

Instant heirloom quality piece. Continue the tradition by adding charms for special occasions. A thoughtful gift to be passed  down through the generations.

All of our new Chan Luu wrap bracelets are under $200! Gorgeous gemstones, individually hand sewn in leather, wrapped around her wrist, and worn everyday as a reminder of you.

Just when you think it can’t get any better…

20% off 

All Lounge and Sleepwear!


Robes, tunics, chemises, tanks, slips, and more!!  All from our favorite brands Only Hearts, Hanky Panky, ShopBlithe, and Yala.


Make a point to think of the other mom’s who deserve an extra Thank You!!

 Who helped make your mother so wonderfully special?

We’re talking about your mother’s mother. Don’t forget about your grandmother!

We have the BEST powders and lotions from La Bouquitiere. Incredible long lasting fragrances that we have been carrying since 1996. Add the biggest fluffiest powder puff you can imagine and THAT is the secret to a good looking, great smelling, wonderful feeling Terra Cotta Woman in a nutshell.

At  Terra Cotta, we find great joy in the presentation of thoughtful consideration. Let us gift wrap a beautiful package for  you any day, any way. It’s always complimentary.


SFW Trunk Shows

There’s a common feeling of generosity and reciprocity that goes hand in hand when shopping local. You can see, touch, and feel the difference when you support the community around you.

When you give to our community, the community gives back out to you.

We definitely felt the love this past week during our 4th annual  Savannah Fashion Week!!

Part of the fun was hosting trunk shows! We were honored to have Liz Moore of ShopBlithe and Christi Reiterman of Kobo Gallery   with us celebrating and sharing their talents!

Liz, a Beaufort native, brought hand block printed cotton pajamas, scarves, and tunics. Not only are they chic poolside, but the Terra Cotta girls would wear them as everyday separates.  We truly fell in love with her hand painted leather bags. Ornate patterns, bright colors, subtle soft leathers and under $50! Need we say more?


Our local news team, WJCL was there to be a part of the event!

Check out their interview with Liz an Christi here:

Christi Reiterman is an Italian trained jewelry designer, SCAD graduate and connoisseur of beautiful objects. She has spent the last decade teaching metalsmithing, competing in the art fair scene, manipulating metals into organic forms and trying not to spend every penny she earns buying the luscious items displayed at Terra Cotta. So when we approached her for an exclusive design…how could she say “no”?

Her  line of jewelry was inspired by her Grandma Sandra’s vintage lace and each piece is reversible.

Voila…handmade happiness endures.


Thanks to Paul Camp for that great photo of Christi’s work! Thanks to Griff and Cheryl from our favorite, Back in the Day Bakery for their indulgent Lavender Shortbread and the incredible baby cupcakes that disappeared mysteriously throughout the day. Sugary perfection. No one does it better.

Cedric and Autumn from  one of our very favorite blogs, You’re Welcome Savannah also stopped in and took some gorgeous photos. Check them out on their blog or facebook page!

If you made it to the trunk shows we want to thank you for making the day so much fun. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, so let us give you a great big hug next time you are in the store! If you didn’t get the chance to come to the trunk show, don’t worry. The merchandise was too pretty to take away after a day! We still have their products in store as long as they last so come check them out!

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Our friend Cedric Smith from You’re welcome Savannah did this gorgeous photo shoot for Valentine’s Day in Savannah!! We truly feel his artistic eye captures the mysterious beauty in a trail of light, or the wispyness of dress. Check out … Continue reading

Giveaway/Wrap It Up: September


On Sept. 6th, Terra Cotta teamed up with Vogue and businesses around the globe for one amazing night of celebration!

Fashion’s Night Out – Four years and going strong! Editors, stars, models, fashionistas, and designers all came together for one of fashion’s most iconic extravaganzas! Last year’s bash featured events in eighteen countries, including 4,500 FNO events in the States alone. Savannahians showed their support with an estimated 5500 people, two runways stages, a half-pipe skate ramp,VIP set-ups from Savannah Magazine, and plenty of pop up stores covering Broughton Street.

Not only we were celebrating the joy of shopping, but also Terra Cotta‘s 16th birthday!

What better way to embrace a sweet sixteen than with delicious cupcakes from Back In The Day, giveaways, live music, and an entire night dedicated to celebrating the customers and clothing that we love.

A photograph taken inside Terra Cotta when it first opened in 1996.

Can you believe it? Our owner, Christine Nussbaum, opened up shop in a Savannah that is quite different than it is today.She carried luxury soaps, considerate gifts, the fluffiest powder puffs you’ve ever seen, and a handful of comfort wear. Terra Cotta is renowned for excellent taste in quality products. Christine has held onto her  belief in beautiful presentation, excellent customer service, and  continual generosity.

Customers have been coming for 16 years, just to have a signature gift wrap! As a token of our gratitude, we gave away over 16 HUGE gifts this Fashion Night Out to our fantastic customers!

Have you ever heard the song by Donovan called  “I love my shirt?” . We feel this summed up the mood of our FNO evening. Our  window was inspired by a 1940’s  fall department store painting. Replicating the past, we included styles from some of our favorite vendors including  Nic+Zoe, Francis, and Fifteen-Twenty!  Racks were bursting into a  fall bloom with the latest looks for the season!  We have the most incredible selection of vintage inspired coats lined in faux fur, two-toned riding boots, plush cashmeres from Velvet and  gorgeous handbags in  the most opulent fall shades!

What a great kick-off to fall, filled with laughter and customers truly getting excited about shopping! We were too!

Fashion’s Night Out was made possible by the giving hearts of our fantastic vendors and the generous donations of our local FNO Savannah team! . Check out the photos of our lovely customers wearing the some of giveaways that they won from Fashion’s Night Out.

1. Irresistible newborn cupcakes from Back in the Day, 2. Stylist, Hannah Bering wearing one of the latest looks from Annie Griffin, 3. Detail of Eva Franco dress.  4. Our stylish customers Christy and Rose loving the fall looks! 5.Incredible DJ Keith Kozel spinning records out front- (Yes, spinning real old-school records!)  5. Detail of display  Chocolat Blu CAMs and Velvet sweaters

 We were able to give-away 18 fantastic prizes!! It feels so fantastic to be able to give back to the customers who have supported us for years! Thank you! Congratulations to all of our winners! We hope to see you soon to pick-up your giveaway!
We would like to give a special THANKS to all the vendors who contributed to our FNO event:
We couldn’t have done this without you!
-European Soaps
& Lorren Bell who graciously provided 50 giveaways for our guests!
Amelia, our store kitty, also had a great time at Fashion’s Night Out!
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photo of Eva Franco dress via our wonderful customer, Bevin Valentine. Check out her awesome blog Magnolia Reverie to see how she styles her Terra Cotta finds!

What’s New: September


September has awakened an invigorating spirit of strength within the Terra Cotta Woman. Introduce yourself to a new beginning with a contemporary perspective to the art of dressing.

From the runway, to the everyday, women are embracing the decadence of opulent, richly-inspired fashion. Whether it is through boldly textural garments, metallic leathers, or glistening gems, the Terra Cotta Women is looking forward to a fall season of opulent transformation.

1. Darling Helena Coat.

2. Britt Ryan Printed Silk Dress.

3. Citrine, Champagne Quartz, & Rubies: Gemstones that can be found in our Caro’s Jewelry.

4. Hobo Veronica in Bordeaux  & Nana in Autumn Paisley .

“…We know the fashion message for Fall 2012 is all about strength. This polished, commanding feeling carried over into accessories as well and is best exemplified by the above-the-knee boots..(and) rich jewel tones… seen on the runways from New York to Paris. It was an opulent season to say the least, but one with looks simultaneously appropriate for today’s businesswoman. Attaché bags, animal prints, and rich embellishments pulled double-duty as they’re well suited for both work and leisure…. Accessories made a power play for fall, standing on their own and owning it—and isn’t that what this season is all about anyway?”-

 Miz Mooz, a fantastic New York based label that fearlessly delivers this fall in the most sumptuous textures. Luxurious abundance doesn’t stop at lavish handbags or jewel-toned coats, have you seen September’s stylish shoes?

The latest collection from Miz Mooz offers a feeling of unstoppable confidence with wearable sustainability. It’s a delicate balance of looking good and feeling good, but our customers agree.. these shoes have a rich sole that offers incredible comfort… yes we said comfort.

We let our store kitty, Miss Amelia, chose this season’s must-haves:

1. Lance Oxford

2. Amelia Boot

3. Franklin Oxford in Brown & Black

Cheryl Matson from Miz Mooz, was gracious enough to answer some our questions about the company’s humble beginnings, their eclectic customer, and the inspiration that fuels their unique designs.

“Miz Mooz began life as a private label in a handful of NYC stores just over ten years ago, with our broader wholesale business starting in 2004.  The first few years it was really just a two man operation, until I came on board, providing a much needed -if I do say so myself – female voice.  In the past three years we’ve grown from a trio to team of nine, and as you pointed out, I am just barely the eldest of the group at the ripe old age of 32.

Miz Mooz shoes reflect the energy and personalities of our team, as well as those of our customers. We’re a unique and fun bunch, we know what the trends are, but would prefer to set our own than follow someone’s lead.  Like us, the Miz Mooz woman appreciates quality and craft, but also wants shoes with quirky and interesting details that will set her apart from the crowd.  She’s sophisticated, has a killer sense of humor, and doesn’t take herself too seriously.  You can see these characteristics revealed in our vibrant hand burnished leathers, unexpected hardware and adornments, and contrasting materials.”

It is time to relinquish the old and look towards the new. Hobo is offering the most exciting promotion this month! Join us, September 14th-30th in our Purse Trade-In event! Bring one of your old handbag into Terra Cotta, and get a $50 credit towards your NEW Hobo purse! We will donate your old bag to  our local charity, Dress for Success, keeping you up-to-date, organized, and helping the community at the same time! You should be so proud of yourself.

Let’s adopt this feeling of opulence by filling our fall wardrobe with jewel-toned delights and embracing a giving heart. Become inspired by burgundy and honey gold hues of September, welcome a new pair of unique Miz Mooz into your closet, and recycle a past treasure in order fall in love with a new one.

Ciao, Terra Cotta

TC Giveaway : June

The Akola Project – The spirit of Love

The Terra Cotta Woman believes what goes around comes around and nothing feels better than helping those in need.  This June we celebrate that spirit of love and generosity from The Akola Project out of Uganda. The word Akola translates to mean, “to work in the spirit of love” in the Lusago dialect.

The Akola Project is a partner of the UAPO, the Ugandan American Partnership Organization, that was founded in 2007 to actively participate in Uganda’s development through sustainable partnerships. Buying these gorgeous necklaces supports over 200 women in rural villages that face incredible hardships of poverty, drought, and disease. In fact, one fourth of the women from the Akola’s project have HIV/Aids.

“The project generates valuable income for school fees, medical care, and food, empowering women to uplift the lives of their families and communities.”[vimeo 32516759 w=640]

These gorgeous necklaces are made from handmade paper beads and Ethiopian pendants.  They are earthy enough to pair with your summer linens and stylish enough to add flair to a cute summer dress.  In fact, the first time we saw them was on an Annie Griffin dress in the showroom!

We are honored to not only support such an amazing organization, but share it with our community and you as well! This month we donated a necklace to our local “Art for Life’s Sake” benefit at Desotorow Gallery. Now, we are thrilled to have the chance to give you a little bit of Ugandan love!  It’s time for another…

Terra Cotta Giveaway!

One lucky lady will receive a beautiful lime green Ethiopian Coptic Necklace!  You may enter the giveaway starting now and ending at 11:59 pm (est) on *July 8th, 2012.  We will announce the winner soon afterwards.

*UPDATE – the giveaway is now closed.  Thank you to everyone who came into the store and who entered online.  Congratulations to Laura H, we have sent you an e-mail.

 How to Enter the Giveaway :

Come into the store and mention that you saw this giveaway on the blog.  We’ll take your name and number and after a random drawing, give you a call if you’ve won!  If you don’t live in the Savannah area or can’t make it into the store, you can still enter!  Just comment on this blog post and tell us about your favorite organization, also be sure to leave a way we can reach you if you’ve won.

Ladies, we look forward to seeing you in the shop soon!

Ciao, Terra Cotta

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