Gather Goods Co is a gift shop, a shared private office space with 7 offices, an event venue and a classroom space in downtown Cary, North Carolina run by designer and entrepreneur Michelle Smith since 2014.

Our mission is to help others discover and create a beautiful inspired life through curated experiences, community, conversation and design. You can shop our online shop 24/7 at and shop in person Wednesday-Saturday 11am-5pm at 417 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC 27511


The majority of goods carried in the online shop at Gather are made by micro artisan / maker entrepreneurs meaning goods made by emerging business owners who hand-craft or manufacture their goods in small quantities. Gather Goods Co's owner Michelle is herself a maker entrepreneur who specializes in colorful gift goods. Michelle’s goal is to elevate the work of these makers so that Gather Goods Co's customers appreciate the value of the product they are purchasing and the time and care that went into the making of each piece.


Passionate about promoting emerging artisan entrepreneurs, community and revitalization Gather Goods Co's owner Michelle Smith founded The Rock & Shop Market in 2004. The event which was one of the first of this type of market in the country, was an annual event featuring over 100 juried makers alongside bands, Djs and food trucks and attended by 1000+ buyers per event. She has also created pop-up shops, merchandised unused store fronts, and founded indieNC, a blog dedicated to promoting inspiring and creative happenings in North Carolina. She also served as the creative director of the short-lived, but inspired non-profit retail incubator, Kindred in downtown Raleigh.

A maker entrepreneur and commercial artist herself, Michelle creates textiles, home wares and gift products under the name Gather Goods. She also works as a professional stylist and photographer. Her work has been featured in Real Simple, Southern Living, Design*Sponge, West Elm, Anthropologie and more.