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.
In the heart of downtown Newport rests Washington Square boasting plenty of retail options including big name stores like Gap, Sephora, L'Occitane en Provence, LuluLemon Athletica and Athleta all nestled in Long Wharf Mall. For a more unique shopping experience, stop into local shops like Run Newport, Tina Stephens or Karol Richardson. 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 eclectic shops and award-winning eateries on both sides. Explore novelty stores 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 along 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 Spring Primavera 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.
This eclectic street offers a mix of shops like J.H. Breakell & Company, a handmade jewelry store; Rhode Island Reef, specializing in CBD products; Spring Street Books, a local book store; 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: Friday, Saturday + Sunday, November 29 - December 20
Where: Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina
For the perfect holiday gift, stop by the Gurney's holiday market featuring a curated selection of travel, lifestyle and fashion brands. Gurney’s Holiday Market is open every weekend from November 29 through December 20.
When: Saturday, December 14; 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Mount Hope Farm
Head to Mount Hope Farm for a special holiday market featuring local artisans alongside your favorite market vendors. The market will be taking place in both the barn and greenhouse with festive features throughout the day.
When: Thursday, December 5; 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Enjoy a fun evening of cocktails and shopping, featuring local boutiques and designers. Shop jewelry, clothing, home decor and more for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Complimentary champagne and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. $5 admission - 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County.
When: Saturday, December 7; 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Easton's Beach Rotunda
Christmas wreaths and table top decorations created by designers, artists, gardeners and florists from the community. Also gourmet sweets bake sale.
When: Saturday, December 7; 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Middletown Columbus Club, 7 Valley Road
Explore local artisans and baked goods at the annual Newport Hospital holiday shopping event.
When: Saturday, December 7; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Potter League for Animals, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown
Amazing vendors bring all sorts of fantastic holiday gifts made locally including pottery, art, jewelry, pet gifts, soaps and lotions, clothes, ornaments, blankets, baby gifts, photography, edible gifts and more!
When: Friday, December 6 - Sunday, December 8
Where: Downtown Newport
Find hand crafted and local artisan made gifts at hundreds of shops open all season long, many serving refreshments as well as special offers and discounts during the Newport Holiday Stroll this holiday season.
When: Sunday, November 24 + Sunday, December 22; 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Hope + Main, 691 Main Street, Warren
Tour and taste your way through this monthly makers marketplace and open house! A rotating cast of the newest and most exciting Rhode Island-based food and beverage companies will be onsite to meet and mingle. Explore an abundance of well-made goods like freshly roasted coffee and cold drinks, fresh produce and farm goods, prepared foods, specialty products, sweet treats and lovely gifts.
When: December 12 - 14; 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Newport Art Museum
Do your shopping right at the Museum where you find work from emerging and established artists alike. Ceramics, paintings, wearable arts, ornaments and more.
When: Saturday, December 7; 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Saint Paul's United Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough Street
The fun filled day will offer a variety of Homemade Christmas Cookies, Mini Breads, Homemade Pies, Homemade Fudge, Lemon Curd, Red Pepper Jelly and Candied Apples, Books for sale, Men’s and Women’s Clothing and Jewelry, Knitted and Crocheted Items, Handmade Christmas Centerpieces and Holiday Gifts. A delightful Christmas Tea will be served.
When: Friday, December 13; 4:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Shopping Village of Tiverton Four Corners
Visit Tiverton Four Corners, Friday, December 13th, 4-8pm for an evening of events, workshops & holiday shopping. Frolic through a festive, brightly lit neighborhood of galleries & shops as you enjoy special events, offers & refreshments to complete your holiday list. Santa will be celebrating from 5:30 - 7:00 PM at the Four Corners Arts Center. Have your camera ready to capture a special moment courtesy of Fearless Artists.
When: Friday, December 13; 5:30 - 7:30 PM; Saturday December 14; 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Jamestown Arts Center
Peruse a juried market of high-quality unique works made by local artists.
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