The Velvet Pug was founded in 2015 by interior decorator Susan Gates. Having spent nearly two decades transforming homes, Susan opened a retail space in historic Norris, Tennessee. The charming shop in a wee blue cottage was an instant hit. When COVID changed our world, Susan's longing to reconnect with the customer became the catalyst for resurrecting The Velvet Pug but in a new, larger space. Opening in late April 2021 on Antiques Row in historic Clinton, Tennessee the customer will once again be able to shop Susan's curated selection of antiques, lighting, fabrics, fragrances, soaps, and unique gifts. Do visit us at 321 N. Main in Clinton!