BREAKING: Sara Campbell is coming to Newport!

February 17, 2011 at 9:45 am 10 comments

“It’s official!” exclaimed designer Sara Campbell from her studio space in Boston’s South End this week, confirming she’ll be opening a store at 117 Bellevue Avenue in late March/early April. The elegant space at the corner of Newport’s toniest address and Prospect Hill Street spent last summer housing a Badgley Mischka pop-up shop. Last spring, the design duo of Mark Badgley and James Mischka told me they were delighted to be in Newport for the season, especially since they expected business at their Palm Beach store might suffer from construction on Worth Avenue, but had no long-term guarantees for the 02840.

“I fell in love with the space as soon as I saw it,” Sara said, conceding she functionally checked in daily to see if the Badgley boys would be renewing their lease. When they didn’t, she signed on to be Newport newest designer boutique right away. The eponymously named shop joining her stores in Boston’s Beacon Hill and the South End, Concord, Wellesley, and Nantucket, Mass. “I’m really excited!” she said with a joyous laugh.

Sara describes her mostly all made in the U.S.A. line as modern with a retro influence, colorful, contemporary and lively with a mix of formal and casual pieces. “It’s ageless in spirit,” she describes. “Sassy little numbers for summer too.” Silk and stretch cotton is used amply throughout and the price point she says is in an affordable range from $100-$350.

A Massachusetts native who spent considerable years in California, Sara calls Newport “the new frontier” of her thriving business. The designer is married to a sailor, which no doubt made Newport an even more attractive endeavor, and she also has her hands full raising two teen daughters. Sara said she simply can’t wait to be up and running in Newport and greatly looks forward to becoming a part of the community and supporting local causes as philanthropy is a vital part of brand’s ethos. View her collections by clicking here.

Welcome, Sara!

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  • 1. Gordon King  |  February 17, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Quality retailers, such as this, coming to Newport sets the stage for 2011 being a break out year. Now if we can get the roads repaired so residents and visitors can actually drive in NP we may be ready for a great season.

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    • 2. Andrea McHugh  |  February 17, 2011 at 10:38 pm

      You’re absolutely right…hopefully, after it seems we’re go for no more snow, the City will smooth things out for our guests, and ourselves!

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  • 3. Get Your Stroll On « The Newport Stylephile  |  April 8, 2011 at 8:41 am

    […] pop by Sequin and the newly opened Sara Campbell (I got the scoop first on her foray into Newport-here’s the skinny), Twig, and across Memorial Boulevard, the shops on the Casino Block are ready to rock. Papers and […]

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  • 4. Sally Wellman  |  April 8, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Come meet Sara Campbell herself, the designer of all those gorgeous clothes…she will be at the Newport store on Saturday for the Bellevue Avenue Stroll.

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    • 5. Andrea McHugh  |  April 8, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      That’s awesome, Sally- we’re thrilled to have Sara be a part of the community:)

      Reply
  • […] past week, Bellevue Avenue beauties Marcela Calvet and Sara Campbell joined forces for an intimate fashion show aboard megayacht SeaFair. Organizers Elizabeth Lewis and […]

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  • […] Michael Hayes, Wish, William Vareika Fine Arts and more) and new names as well (Mimi’s for Kids, Sara Campbell, Venetucci Home, Calvet Paris 1937)–and those are just a few. Running a little low on energy? […]

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  • 8. Bargains on Bellevue | Newport Now.com  |  August 5, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    […] Michael Hayes, Wish, William Vareika Fine Arts and more) and new names as well (Mimi’s for Kids, Sara Campbell, Venetucci Home, Calvet Paris 1937)–and those are just a few. Running a little low on energy? Pop […]

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  • […] Amazing pieces at Sara Campbell […]

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  • 10. That’s Clutch! « The Newport Stylephile  |  June 6, 2012 at 8:52 am

    […] at Sole Desire and Sara Campbell…have you spotted a must-have clutch or must-have bag? Email newportstylephile@yahoo.com. Share […]

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