Our Story

The Pencil Case is a fabulous, award-winning independent shop based in the heart of Cowbridge, South Wales.  Developed particularly with children and young people in mind, we stock a wide range of colourful stationery, gifts, helium balloons and greetings cards in both English and Welsh.  We also sell school uniform, ballet, gymnastics and dancewear and uniform for Scouts and Guides.

Owned by mum-of-two Sally Stephenson, The Pencil Case opened in March 2014 and has been a huge success.  We were delighted to win ‘Best New Start Up of the Year’ at the South Wales Business Awards 2014 and we were finalists in the ‘Best New Business’ category at the Cardiff Life Awards 2015.

Stationery Heaven

Developed particularly with children and young people in mind, we stock a wide range of colourful and contemporary stationery and gifts alongside badged and plain school uniform, ballet, gymnastics and dancewear and uniform for Scouts and Guides.

Pens, pencils, novelty erasers, notebooks, files and folders, colouring pens and pencils, pencil cases, art and craft supplies, stickers, stationery essentials… everything you need for school and home.

Meet The Team

Sally

I have wanted to own my own stationery shop since I was 11 years old. I was 39 when I finally achieved my ambition and opened The Pencil Case! I love spending my days chatting to customers, having fun with my team, sourcing fabulous new stationery ranges from across the world and thinking of ways to make our shop and website even better for our customers – the team has got used to me regularly exclaiming “I’ve had an idea!”

Jane

I joined the team part-time in 2017 having spent many years working in primary education and am now the Assistant Store Manager. I am responsible for our cards and balloons range and love finding new designs to expand our collections. I love working in the shop – no two days are the same! The best thing about my job is when a customer leaves with a smile on their face and is genuinely thrilled with their new purchase.

Maddie-Jo

I joined the team in 2014 when I was 15 and have worked here ever since on weekends and in the school / university holidays. Since graduating I now work full time as Website and Social Media Assistant Manager. I am responsible for processing online orders which come in via our website and keeping all our followers up to date on social media with new products and what we are getting up to in the shop. I love coming to work as we have fun every day. I’m not that keen on hoovering the shop, but I do love the rhubarb-scented antibacterial spray!

Join the Fun!

Keep up to date with all our news and developments by following us on social media:

Come and See Us!

If you are lucky enough to be near the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan, pop in and see us at our fabulous shop at 50 Eastgate, Cowbridge, CF71 7AB.