In 2014, Conde Nast Traveler named Newport the Best Walking City in the Us. We have a feeling it's because our streets are laden with quaint shops and boutiques (in addition to breathtaking seaside views and historic charm, of course) just waiting to be discovered as you stroll down our cobblestone paths and bustling wharves. Since then, our city has grown, our shops expanding with quality apparel, unique trinkets and unparalleled finds.
2016 brings nine great new spots to shop throughout Newport & Bristol County. From a nautical and equestrian inspired retail boutique to a new herbal medicine shop and tea bar, these new shops have something for everyone.
This concept store situated in downtown districts across coastal New England defines a modern, timeless look that blends country and coastal lifestyles, specializing in the regal simplicity of quality products. Shop women's wear and menswear, as well as monogrammed goods.
477 Thames Street, Newport.
Based in the UK and newly expanded in the US, this lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer for men and women offers casual clothes situated in the heart of downtown Newport. The Fatface brand reflects happy, healthy and active lifestyles and are designed in England with a focus on modern styling and ‘hero’ pieces for the wardrobe.
172 Thames Street, Newport.
Gather is an herbal medicine shop, tea bar, clinic and classroom recently opened on Broadway. Here you’ll find a variety of organic herbs, roots, flowers and seeds, as well as essential oils, tinctures and other consciously-crafted herbal products. The tea bar serves artfully created herbal teas and beverages to nourish, support and inspire. Classes, consults and services are offered weekly by trained and experienced herbalists at an affordable rate.
312 Broadway, Newport.
Gingy's brand touts the philosophy that every woman can create her own style. This boutique, newly opened on historic Bellevue avenue, offers a mix of clothing and accessories for women from Sail to Sable, Julie Brown and Katherine Way as well as some home decor and gift items.
196 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.
Owner Fay Thompson has traveled extensively around the globe, backpacking across continents but always finding an intrigue with silver. She brings silver and semi-precious stones back from her travels and creates bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants and rings in her Newport store.
105 Swinburne Row, Brick Market Place, Newport.
6. Paw Addict
Paw Addict celebrates the special relationship between pets and their owners with apparel and accessories. Shop hats, hoodies and t-shirts for men, women and kids.
431 Thames Street, Newport.
7. Port & Paddock
Port and Paddock is a nautical and equestrian inspired boutique featuring women’s clothing and accessories.
400 Thames Street #4, Newport.
The new 3,880 square foot, free-standing SEPHORA store at The Shops at Long Wharf Mall is a paradise of endless beauty options with over 13,000 products from more than 200 brands, including SEPHORA’s own collection of makeup, skincare, tools and accessories, SEPHORA COLLECTION. Makeup and nail lines such as Benefit, Bite Beauty, Cover FX, FORMULA X, Hourglass, Kat Von D Beauty, MAKE UP FOR EVER, Marc Jacobs Beauty and NARS will be available, as well as innovative skincare lines like Caudalie, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, Fresh, and Ole Henriksen. Fragrance fanatics can enjoy offerings from Atelier Cologne, Marc Jacobs, Philosophy and Stella McCartney.
1 Long Wharf Mall, Newport.
United Republic Affair, recently opened in Warren, offers apparel for men and women, from swimwear and sunglasses to active wear and funky accessories.
277 Water Street, Warren.
Plus, shop sweet treats at Gerry's On the Go
Gerry Dupont started his dessert company, Edible Creations by Gerry, in 2006 offering cakes and pastries, cinnamon sticks, jumbo cookies of your dreams and more. He recently opened Gerry's On the Go, a stand located in the Newport Visitor Center offering all of Gerry's creations, at your fingertips and ready to go.