Q&A with Lynne Freedman, Village Trading Company

Meet Lynne Freedman, owner of Village Trading Company in Cataumet

How long have you owned Village Trading Company? 

For 13 years! The store has been in business for more than 20 years.

What do you sell at your shop? 

We think of ourselves as an old-fashioned department store. We are known as the go-to for wedding gifts and top bath and body products. We carry baby gifts, jewelry, gourmet food and women’s accessories. Since moving from Mashpee Commons to Cataumet, we have added rugs, lamps and pillows. 

What are some of your top-selling items?

Simon Pearce hand-blown glass from Vermont. We have the largest display in Southeastern Massachusetts. We also carry Mariposa, Nora Fleming, John Medeiros Jewelry, Spartina and Scout bags and Jellycat toys.

What do you look for when choosing merchandise?

We look for quality items that we can stand behind. We also consider price points—we want every customer to find something. 

What products are you excited to bring into the shop for spring and summer?

This is our first spring with Nora Fleming (fun and festive serving platters) and we are looking forward to her new offerings. We are expanding our Scout bags and are bringing in S’well bottles. We are also going to be offering monogramming in our baby department.

What is your store’s motto or tagline?

Perfect gifts for giving … and getting.

Village Trading Company

1379 Route 28A, Cataumet, 508-356-3093


Cape Cod Tote, by Spartina. Also available in wristlets, wallets and beach towels. $98

Cape Cod Lamp Table lamp crafted from high-quality clear acrylic. Hand polished, Cape Cod image embedded. $250

Mariposa Boxed Canape gift sets. $49 each

Soft fleece pompom blankets with whimsical pompom trim. Custom monogram available.
Prices start at $28

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