No matter who's on your list, these eclectic spots for shopping have you covered. From bustling wharves to quaint cobblestone byways, find candlelit shops filled with unique finds to conquer your holiday shopping.
LONG WHARF MALL + WASHINGTON SQUARE
In the heart of downtown Newport rests Long Wharf Mall and Washington Square boasting plenty of retail options including big name stores like Gap, Sephora, L'Occitane en Provence, LuluLemon Athletica and Athleta. For a more unique shopping experience, stop into local shops like Run Newport or Tina Stephens. When you're ready for a break, head around the corner to one of cozy restaurants on Thames Street.
Thames Street is often consider the pulse of Newport. Here you'll find boutique shops and award-winning eateries on both sides of the historic cobblestone street. Explore novelty shops like the Spice + Tea Exchange offering hundreds of varieties of teas and spices; Island Pursuit with resort and nautical fashion; or locally, handmade soaps, lotions and scrubs at Shore Soap Company all on Upper Thames. Meander down to Lower Thames for a variety of antiques and vintage offerings alongside small, local shops with hand-crafted items including jewelry, candles, soaps and more.
BOWEN'S WHARF + BANNISTER'S WHARF
Stroll Bowen’s and Bannister’s Wharves where you'll find cobblestone paths lined with a mix of local boutiques. From Kiel James Patrick, Mandarine Boutique, the Newport Mansions Store and Primavera Newport offering a variety of contemporary art, unique home collectives, clothing, accessories and artisan made gifts to exquisite galleries and eclectic artisans like Sheldon Fine Art, you'll find a little mix of everything here.
Running parallel to Thames Street, Spring Street is home to a mix of shops like J.H. Breakell & Company, a handmade jewelry store; Rhode Island Reef, specializing in CBD products; Spring Street Books; and Toci (located around the corner on Franklin Street), offering luxury cashmere and silk items.
Explore high-end retailers and quaint boutique shops along historic Bellevue Avenue including Farmaesthetics, Michael Hayes, Papers, Laura Jean Denim and more. Once you've checked everyone of your holiday gift list, refuel at a number of local restaurants and eateries like Cru Cafe, La Forge Casino Restaurant and more.
HOLIDAY MARKETS + SHOPPING EVENTS
When: Saturday, December 12; 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Mount Hope Farm
Bundle up and get your holiday shopping done safely and locally this year. Join Mount Hope Farm for an artisan fair and check everyone off your holiday shopping list.
When: Saturday, December 19; 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: 4 Muse Way, Tiverton
Connect with local vendors, makers and artists offering fresh and local products including Buns Bakery, Captains Finest Seafood, Coastal Greens & Scallops, A New England Coastal Cookbook, Fieldstone Kombucha, Gnarly Vines, Sakonnet Lobster, The Holistic Trick and more.
When: Friday, December 4; 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: Shopping Village of Tiverton Four Corners
Visit Tiverton Four Corners for an evening of energy-filled holiday shopping. Frolic through a festive, brightly lit neighborhood of galleries & shops as you enjoy holiday décor & special offers to complete your list. You might catch a glimpse of Santa in the village! Have your camera ready to capture a special moment courtesy of Fearless Artists. Luminaries will light the way with an array of shops to visit as well as a special holiday feature presented by the Four Corners Arts Center. The 7th Annual re-Tree, an outdoor showcase of home-made trees of recycled material created by community members, will be a fun and joyful event sponsored by The Tiverton Farmers Market.
OUTDOOR HOLIDAY ARTISAN MARKET
When: Saturday, December 12; 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Linden Place
Set under a gorgeous century tent and scattered among the beautifully decorated and historic sculpture gardens of the 1810 mansion in downtown Bristol will be dozens of artisans and their unique offerings. Meet talented, local artists and see their amazing creations. From jewelry, weaving, clothing, pottery, and more, what better way to pick up that special handmade gift for the holidays while supporting local artists?
When: Sunday, December 13 + Sunday, December 20; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Hope + Main, 691 Main Street, Warren
A rotating cast of the newest and most exciting Rhode Island-based food and beverage companies will be onsite offering local goods like freshly roasted coffee and cold drinks, fresh produce and farm goods, prepared foods, specialty products, sweet treats and lovely gifts. Reservations required.
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