If you Google “Newport, Rhode Island shopping”, you’ll probably feel a little overwhelmed. Just me? There’s so many different streets and areas to explore, and the best part is that they’re all within 15 minutes of each other (for the most part). Here are a few of the best places to shop in Newport based on the times I’ve visited.
This was one of my favorite boutiques we visited. It has lots of cute, affordable dresses and jewelry. I saw about 10 dresses I wanted (but didn’t NEED), so I didn’t buy anything. Most were suited for summer events like picnics or bachelorette parties, and since summer is coming to a close, I couldn’t justify buying anything new. Lotus is located at 411 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840.
If you love Lily Pulitzer, this is your spot. Most of it was too preppy for my style, but I still liked walking around looking at everything. You can also shop some of their items online. Anchored in Pink is located at 471 Thames St. Newport, RI 02840.
This shop makes gourmet popcorn in fun flavors like cinnamon toast, dill pickle, and chocolate brownie. I had the sea-sprayed caramel as a snack and it was so good. You can also order online and they offer free shipping over $35. Inpopnito is located at 387 Thames St. Newport, RI 02840.
A Christmas to Remember is a novelty store full of Christmas decorations and ornaments. It’s a good spot for souvenirs or gifts for family and friends. They have locations across the U.S., but the Newport location is at 130 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840.
If you like feminine and preppy styles, this place is for you. Lots of clothes and home accessories to choose from. I saw about 5 pairs of earrings I liked, and a bunch of cute home items (lemon printed plates, cat salt shakers, etc.). You can visit Gingy’s at 196 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840
Then there’s also a bunch of the typical tourist spots (with Newport t-shirts and magnets), nautical home decor shops, apothecaries and handmade soap stores, outdoor goods stores, and some name-brand outlets (Express, Gap, Banana Republic, Sephora, and more).
Top Areas to Shop in Newport, Rhode Island
- Shops at Long Wharf – Some stores here include Sephora, Gap, Run Newport, and L’Occitane.
- Bellevue Avenue – Some stores here include Talbots, Bellevue Kids, and Michael Hayes.
- Bowen’s Wharf – Some stores here include Soap & Water, Kiel James Patrick, and Jason & Co.
- Thames Street – Some stores here include Banana Republic, Muse, and Down Under Jewelry.
- Bannister’s Wharf – Some stores here include Mandarine, Flop Up Shop, and Brahmin.