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Otter & Oak invites you to explore our passion for fashion, community, and creativity. Our blog is a place to learn about our apparel lines, upcoming sales, and fashion tips.

Is it ever too early to get into the Christmas spirit? At Otter & Oak, we're bringing you the magic of the holiday season a bit early with our spectacular Christmas in July event!

Step into our store, and you'll be greeted by a winter wonderland full of delightful surprises. From chic summer outfits to unique accessories and shoes, you can enjoy savings of up to 60% off in-store. Whether you're looking for a stunning new dress or the perfect gift for a loved one, you'll find it here at a fraction of the price.

Can't make it to the store? No worries! You can still join in on the festive fun by shopping online. Use code christmasinjuly24 at checkout and enjoy 40% off your entire online purchase. It's the perfect opportunity to treat yourself or get a head start on your holiday shopping.

Don't miss out on this chance to celebrate Christmas in July with amazing deals and a sprinkle of holiday cheer. Visit your favorite boutique in Hinton, WV, or shop online now at Happy shopping!

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Otter & Oak has another Ambassador - Andrea Richmond!

Otter Ambassador, Andrea Richmons
Andrea getting ready to greet her students

Andrea Richmond, a proud graduate of Summers County High School, is preparing to start her 15th year teaching at her alma mater. She is deeply involved in the community, volunteering for Hinton’s Hometown Christmas, organizing the Christmas Festival, and leading Mrs. Claus’s Market. Andrea launched Mrs. Claus’s Market in 2020, providing school-aged children the opportunity to buy inexpensive gifts for their family and friends during the Christmas season.

 "Mrs. Claus's Market helps the kids learn about the joys of giving gifts to loved ones and fosters an appreciation for selflessness."

Black and tan Dachshund Dog breed
Curtis Mayhem Jackson

Andrea’s knack for using social media to promote community events came naturally. She even has an Instagram account for her dog! Currently, her favorite platform is TikTok, where she enjoys making videos and finds it a great way to learn about new things. She uses social media to discover interesting places to eat and visit, and loves watching videos about crafting, fashion, and makeup.

Andrea and her husband
Andrea and her husband, Jason at the Nashville Superspeedway

Even before becoming an Otter Ambassador, Andrea enthusiastically promoted Otter & Oak and Otter Café, along with other local businesses. She is passionate about helping local businesses thrive, showcasing the charm of our small town to tourists, and encouraging locals to take pride in Summers County.

Follow Andrea's social media accounts for updates and a discount code!

TikTok: mermaidavr

Instagram: avarichmond85

Facebook: Andrea Richmond

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By now, you’ve probably heard that Otter & Oak has chosen a social media ambassador - Emily Short. Emily will be highlighting Otter & Oak products on her social media channels: emily_short__ on Instagram, and  

model wearing yellow sweater and black vest
Emily modelling for Otter & Oak, Fall 2022

This is not Emily’s first time helping to promote Otter & Oak. She has been modeling at the store with the SCCHS cheerleaders every spring and fall for the past 2 years. We have always been impressed by her professionalism and positive outlook. 


We recently sat down with Emily to find out a little more about her. Here’s the scoop: She told us she loves animals and being out in nature. She hopes to travel abroad one day and loves seeing pictures and videos from around the world! Emily has several cats. Her cat, Luna, could be heard in the background during our interview!

cheerleader poses on stadium bleachers
Emily loved being a SCCHS cheerleader

Emily recently graduated from high school where she loved cheerleading, participating in the yearly Spirit Bowl competitions, and performing the school’s fight song during football games. Little girls would flock to the cheerleaders during the games and Emily wanted to be a positive role model for them.


Her next steps will be attending WVU Tech as a Nursing Student. Emily attributes her inspiration for becoming a nurse to a few people in her family. She talked about how her Mom is such a kind and caring nurse. From a young age, she always wanted to follow in her Mom’s footsteps. Seeing her brother walk across the stage to get his nursing degree really cemented Emily’s desire to further her education in the health services field. She wants her future patients to be shown love and kindness. We think her sunny disposition and constant smile will serve her well in this capacity as well as in her role as Otter’s Ambassador.


When she graduates, Emily plans to be a traveling nurse so she can see more of the world. She hopes to travel to Greece one day! Her love of fashion, nature, and travel inspire her social media interactions. She loves showing off her beautiful home state and can’t wait to show off her modeling skills as the Otter & Oak Ambassador.

Be sure to follow Emily on social media; she’ll be sharing a code for her followers to get a discount on purchases!

IG emily_short__


If you are interested in the Ambassador program, find out more and download the application on the Ambassador Program page.

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