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.

 

NEWPORT

 

SHOPPING DISTRICTS

WASHINGTON SQUARE

In the heart of downtown Newport rests Washington Square offering an array of retail options including big name stores like Gap, Sephora and J. Crew all nestled in Long Wharf Mall. For a more unique shopping experience, stop into local shops like Styled by Jenna or Karol Richardson. When you're ready for a break, head around the corner to one of cozy restaurants on Thames Street. 

 

THAMES STREET

Thames Street is often consider the pulse of Newport. Here you'll find eclectic shops and award-winning eateries on both sides. Explore novelty stores like the Spice + Tea Exchange boasting hundreds of varieties of teas and spices; Island Pursuit offering 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 along Bowen’s and Bannister’s Wharves where you'll find cobblestone paths lined with a mix of local boutiques. From Kristen Coates and Spring Primavera offering a variety of contemporary art, unique home collectives and artisan made gifts to exquisite galleries and eclectic artisans like Sheldon Fine Art, you'll find a little mix of everything here.

 

SPRING STREET

This eclectic street offers a mix of funky shops like Mad Hatter Thrift Store to independent retailers like Spring Street Books and Coast to Country Outfitters offering modern, timeless fashion pieces. 

 

BELLEVUE AVENUE

Explore high-end retailers and quaint boutique shops along historic Bellevue Avenue including Farmaesthetics, Michael Hayes, Papers 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

HOLIDAY POP UP: OCEAN STATE PEPPER CO.

When: Saturday, December 22; 2:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Styled by Jenna

Enjoy a festival cocktail made with all local ingredients while you shop the Ocean State Pepper Co. collection of herbs & spices.

 

WINTER'S ARTS + ARTISAN FAIR

When: Saturday, December 15; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: 3850 Main Road, Tiverton

The Winter’s Arts & Artisan Fair is a unique, boutique artist showcase set in the beautiful & historic Tiverton Four Corners Village. Shop for one of a kind holiday gifts from a select group of local and regional artists & artisans. Leisurely browse, meet the artists & see their amazing offerings. With gifts of wood, fiber, leather, soap, paintings, photography & jewelry, your holiday gift giving will be one to remember.

 

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR + GREEK FOOD FAIR

When: Saturday, December 15; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church

Enjoy authentic Greek food, handcrafted items, a silent auction, raffle and more. Free parking in the church parking lot.

 
HOLIDAY BAFL MARKET

When: Sunday, December 9; 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: Perro Salado

Shop vendors all along Broadway and into Washington Square on what is sure to be a merry and bright day of local shopping and art. Meet artists, enjoy locally made pieces, and find something special for yourself or a friend.

 

THE BROADWAY HOLIDAY WALK-ABOUT

When: Sunday, December 9; 11:00 - 4:30 PM
Where: Broadway

Enjoy carolers, jingle bikes, merchants and eclectic eateries while strolling along Broadway. Explore local and regional makers and merchants lining the sidewalk from Corner Cafe to Farewell Street. End the afternoon at Newport City Hall for the tree lighting beginning at 4:00 PM.

 

HOLIDAY POP UP: NEWPORT SEA SALT

When: Saturday, December 8; 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Where: Styled by Jenna

Join Matt & Tami Mullins, the fab duo behind local Newport Sea Salt for their holiday pop-up shop at our store. Enjoy seasonal treats featuring their local sea salt combos and receive a special in-store discount with any Newport Sea Salt purchase.

 

ARTISAN CRAFT FAIR

When: Saturday, December 8; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Potter League for Animals, 87 Oliphant Lane Middletown

Explore holiday gifts made locally including pottery, art, jewelry, pet gifts, soaps and lotions, clothes, ornaments, blankets, baby gifts, photography, edible gifts and more.

 

HOLIDAY SIP + SHOP

When: Wednesday, December 5; 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: OceanCliff Hotel + Resort

Sip on signature cocktails and enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres while shopping for everyone on your holiday list. Enjoy free admission, complimentary champagne & hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar.

 

NEWPORT HOLIDAY STROLL

When: Friday, November 30 - Sunday, December 2; 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Where: Throughout Newport

Find hand crafted and local artisan made gifts at hundreds of shops, many serving refreshments as well as special offers and discounts.

 

BLITHEWOLD'S WINTER MARKETPLACE

When: Sunday, November 18; 1:00 - 2:30 PM or 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Where: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens + Arboretum

Head to The Shop at Blithewold to peruse specialty gifts alongside a variety of local traders, purveyors of fine goods, artisans and artists and food companies selling their selections in the Visitors’ Center. 

 

 

 

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