Our Classic Coast is often boasted as the most walkable havens in the US. We have a feeling it's because our cobblestone streets and bustling wharves are laden with quaint shops and boutiques (not to mention breathtaking seaside views and historic charm, of course) just waiting to be discovered. Since then, our city has grown, our shops expanding with unique apparel, noteworthy trinkets and unparalleled finds.

 

2018 brings great new spots to shop throughout Newport & Bristol County. From curated beach lifestyle goods and luxury travel accessories to nautically inspired totes, handbags and accessories, these new shops have all the things you didn't know you were looking for.

 

 

1. ABUNDANCE COASTAL DESIGNS

This mosaic studio, store and “coloring lounge” is a creative, fun place to create stunning mosaic designs with family, friends and co-workers.

220 High Street., Ste. 207, Bristol

 

 

2. GROOVE NEWPORT

Fun, fashionable clothing for women and tweens from unique and whimsical collections.

474 Thames Street, Newport

 

 

3. ISLAND OUTFITTERS

This longtime Newport retailer has opened a second local location at the famed Brick Market Place stocking a variety of favorite brands including Vineyards Vines, Holebrook, Southern Tide, Johnnie-O, Rayban, The North Face and more.

138 Swinburne Row, Newport

 

 

4. MATT'S LOCAL PHARMACY

Owners Matt and Erika Olivier opened Aquidneck Island’s only independently owned pharmacy because they saw the need for a better connection and care between pharmacist and patient. Also find natural, environmentally-friendly (mostly locally sourced) products here.

88 East Main Road, Middletown

 

 

5. NEWPORT SOCK EXCHANGE

This shop carries sassy socks sporting everything from Star Wars characters to unicorns, presidents and emojis. Every sock purchase provides funding for the Newport Coffee Cup Project Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides free transportation for local seniors.

468 Thames Street, Newport

 

 

6. PAW ADDICT

Clothing designed with pets in mind. Lovable shirts, hats, sweatpants, sweatshirts and accessories. 

397 Thames Street, Newport

 

 

7. PORT OF PAWS

Find everything you need and love for your four-legged friends. Premium pet food, treats, clothing, accessories and other pet-related gifts for dogs and cats.

429 Thames Street, Newport

 

 

8. ROUGHAN MCCARTHY

A “good living” shop for one-of-a-kind vintage finds, curated beach lifestyle goods and luxury travel accessories.

135 Spring Street, Newport

 

 

9. SARA COONEY PHOTOGRAPHY

Portrait and event photography and studio.

227 Spring Street, Newport

 

 

10. SEA BAGS

Nautically inspired totes, handbags and accessories made in Maine from recycled sails.

25 Bowen's Wharf, Newport

 

 

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