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Bellevue Avenue Sidewalk Sale and Helly Hansen Promises Weekend Bargains

There’s a lot of excitement building for the Bellevue Avenue Sidewalk Sale, which kicks off tomorrow and lasts through the weekend. More than two dozen retailers, galleries and restaurants/eateries along Bellevue (including the Audrain Building) in addition to William Street and Bellevue Gardens businesses will be participating—keep an eye out for the balloons at the entrances welcoming you in. Look for familiar favorites offering great discounts (The Linen Shop, Talbots, Angela Moore, The Tennis Store, 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 into Annie’s, Le Petit Gourmet, the Hotel Viking or It’s My Party for shopping sustenance.

Want to start the celebrating on Sidewalk Sale eve? Toast the arrival of J. McLaughlin’s sailboat to Newport Harbor by attending tonight’s Sip & Save at the Bellevue Avenue shop. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. you can sip cocktails, meet the boat’s skipper Ryan Finn and take advantage of some sweet markdowns. 15% of all proceeds will benefit Newport Hospital.

Also, this weekend is the annual Helly Hansen Warehouse Sale in Newport. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to midnight, save up to 75% on footwear, foul weather gear, snowboarding jackets, snow sports gear, boating attire, base layer and H/H’s signature fleece for men, women and children. This year the sale moves to the Newport Yachting Center in the heart of downtown.

And if you’re a lucky ticket holder for the Wynton Marsalis concert Friday night, don’t forget the Newport Jazz Festival Opening Night Cocktail Party on the Horseshoe Piazza at the International Tennis Hall of Fame from 6:30pm – 7:45pm. Enjoy great music, food and drink before the big show. Tennis Hall of Fame Members: $40;
Non-Members: $50. Party includes open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Call (401) 324-4072 for tickets. 

August 4, 2011 at 8:32 am 1 comment

Get Your Stroll On

The sun’s scheduled to be stunning, the shops are ready to shine and Newport is open for business. Tomorrow’s Spring Stroll, taking place along Bellevue Avenue and William Street, welcomes the season with grand openings, in-store promotions, refreshments and nibbles from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lisa Sarro Fitzpatrick, co-owner of Wish, the much-loved upscale consignment boutique, says the brand new William Street location is stunning and stocked with designer duds and fabulous shoes. Marcela Calvet’s eponymous luxe handbag boutique will officially open its doors at 59 Bellevue (here’s the story I broke on her arrival), and while you’re down in that end of the neighborhood, be sure to stop in the gourmet trio of La Maison de Coco, Le Petit Gourmet and the Newport Wine Cellar.

On the opposite end of Bellevue, but sure to 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 Lulubelle’s will be welcoming strollers, as will J. McLaughlin, which is hosting a Sip & Shop event to benefit the American Cancer Society (15% of your purchase will be donated to the ACS). Denim doyenne Laura Jean will be serving refreshments and offering free chair massages by massage therapist Julie Basil Pierce, and The Linen Shop has a great sale and fresh linens for spring.

Head down William Street where you’ll find the aforementioned Wish, plus It’s My Party Bake Shoppe and the fabulous Rib & Rhein. At Wag Nation, your fashionable four-legged friends will be doted over and as I suspect, showered with treats. Look for the balloons for shops participating in the stroll.

April 8, 2011 at 8:41 am 2 comments

Deals & Steals: MLK Weekend Edition

With Monday’s observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Newporters are looking forward to the 3-day weekend which may include sledding, ice skating on Lily Pond or at the Skating Center, or toasting our winter wonderland with a piping hot Irish Coffee (would love to know YOUR favorite Irish Coffee around town). Fresh of the Christmas holiday rush, area retailers are anxious to move inventory to make room for spring (oh, doesn’t spring sound fabulous right now?) Here’s the scoop:

Wish (‎664 Thames Street) is slashing prices with 20%, 30% and 50% of select styles, and they have a ton of labels to tout: Marc Jacobs, DVF, Burberry, Free People, Prada, and Coach as well as designer denim as low as $25! Sale is today through Sunday…

The Linen Shop (196 Bellevue Avenue): There’s just something about starting off the new year with fresh linens…and here’s great news. THE ENTIRE SHOP is 20% off and there’s a special sale table with goods marked down up to 70%. If you’ve never been, you should stop by there, just to take in the history of it’s location and get a sense of what fine linens are all about. Owner Meg McGuire is always a gracious host and knows just about everything there is to know about bath and linen lines. Here you’ll find pieces by Abyss, Matouk, Yves Delorme and more.

Michael Hayes (202 Bellevue Avenue and 19 Bowen’s Wharf) Designer Sale is in full swing with, and I love this, 20% off already marked down clearance goods.

Cottage & Garden (9 Bridge Street) is putting all topiaries on sale tomorrow (Saturday), so here’s your chance to welcome a little living, breathing freshness to your home.

Banana Republic in Washington Square (124 Thames Street) has a lot of great items on sale. Let me just tell you—I stopped in last night just to see if there might be a piece for me to wear this coming Monday in The Rhode Show (I’ll be dishing on my Golden Globes best dressed and hot messes!) and was torn between two great dresses. I bring them both to the register (including the one pictured here). The silk v-neck drape dress in grey was originally $150, had been marked down to $129, then $109, then $79, then $54.99. THEN I spot a sign—items are AN ADDITIONAL 40% off—hello, my new $32.99 dress. Oh, and the little black number I was mulling over too? $150 to $109 to $59.99 to hanging in my closet for $35.99!!!

If you’re looking to get gorg, Ki-Ra Salon (6 West Marlborough Street) is celebrating their annual Pay It Forward Sale—bring in a bag of non-perishables or personal hygiene products and receive 30% off all services (over $15) and all retail products (some restrictions apply), now through February 12…

Mommies take note: Infant Interiors (8 Freebody Street, # 1) by lovely cover girl Roselle McConnell is having their Once in a Blue Moon sale with 30%-50% off floor models including bedding, dressers, lamps, chandeliers, Moses baskets (love to give Moses baskets as gifts!), window treatments, rugs and art, now through Jan. 31.

A little something for the men (and women), The Narragansett on Bowen’s Wharf (3 Bowen’s Wharf) is hosting their annual Winter Clearance Sale…my husband picked up some great Polo Ralph Lauren pieces there during their last sale. Includes 50-70% off on Paul & Shark, Geiger, Viyella, Rainforest, Max Mara, Faconnable and more. (Polo Ralph Lauren sweater pictured may not be available)

Happy shopping!

January 14, 2011 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

Small Business Saturday: Let’s Hear it For the Girls!

Tomorrow we’ll be unveiling our Second Annual Black Friday post featuring local Black Friday bargains, but today we’re bringing attention to Small Business Saturday, a nationwide movement aimed at driving shoppers back into their local communities following the biggest retail shopping day of the year (and the official kick-off to the Christmas shoppingpalooza). Small Business Saturday is supported by American Express (btw, I’m still waiting on my own personal black card, AmEx…), which is hoping to  brand the event like “Black Friday” and “Cyber-Monday” have done successfully. According to Texas-based research firm Civic Economics, every $100 spent at a local store translates into $68 for the surrounding community–that compares with only $43 when you shop at a chain store.

Here’s how it works: REGISTER HERE, then use your registered AmEx to shop at participating small businesses this Saturday and you’ll receive a $25 statement credit when you spend $25 or more at participating small businesses enrollment is limited). An added bonus? For every “like” Small Business Saturday gets on their Facebook page (facebook.com/smallbusinesssaturday), AmEx has pledged to donate $1 (up to $500,000) to Girls Inc. to help girls learn about entrepreneurship.

A slew of local businesses in Newport are participating and promoting the event, including Laura Jean Denim Shop, The Linen Shop, Lou Lou’s Décor in Portsmouth’s Clock Tower Square, The Nutcracker Suite Christmas Shop on Touro Street, Life Is Good on Thames Street, Infant Interiors and a ton more (we’ll be adding more to this list up through Saturday…).

November 23, 2010 at 2:43 pm 3 comments

Deals & Steals: Come Snow or High Water Edition

Looks like everyone survived the “snowpocalypse” that arrived yesterday! With round-the-clock plowing and some old-fashioned elbow grease, a majority of the retail areas around Bristol and Newport counties will be opening at regular times.

Snow or no snow, Kristina Richards Studio in Newport’s Washington Square kicks off a big sale today featuring JBrand and other denim for $50, cashmere for $75, Vix Swimwear for $50 (hello, Florida-bound), Free People for $25 and other stylish finds marked down to a mere $20, $30 and $40. This means you’ll be finding some of the hottest lines at up to 75% off! Sale starts today and lasts through Monday.

The Linen Shop is hosting their White Sale, where crisp white linens including sheet sets, pillows and shams, bath sets and towels are marked down significantly.

Also, the 22nd Annual Newport Winter Festival begins on Friday and lasts for 10 fun-filled days. (First timers should check out my article that explains it all in the Jan. 17 edition of the Hartford Courant- click here to check it out.) Many area retailers are offering a Newport Winter Festival discount, usually from 15% to 20%, with a festival button including Cosmetic Cosmos, Bailey T’s, Beach Party, The Black Dog, Brahmin, Frazzleberries, Jason & Co., Karma, Laura Jean, Pan Handler’s, Wag Nation and more. (Click here for a full listing of button discounts.)

Event highlights this weekend include Friday evening’s Beatlemania concert, Saturday’s 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off, a city-wide Scavenger Hunt (believe it or not, very competitive and a great way to get to know the city), and by nightfall, the comedy show at the Hotel Viking featuring Comedy Central darlings Tony V. and Jimmy Dunn. For the first time ever, Newport International Polo will be hosting a match on Middletown’s Second Beach (Sat. and Sun., free). What to wear to an oceanside polo match? Dress for function more than fashion. You would think it goes without saying, but no heels (spotted a handful of ladies with heels or heeled boots at the Polar Bear Plunge– it wasn’t working). And at some point during the festival, check out the WINEterfest Wine Tasting & Outside Ice Wine Bar at Newport Vineyards, where you’ll find taste various vineyard vintages as well as cheeses, chocolates and spreadable edibles offered from local gourmet purveyors. For those who don’t have the luxury of jetting off to warmer temps right now, you can get a taste of island living at Sunday night’s Tropical Drink Contest at the Gas Lamp Grille.

Parents should make it a point to bring their little ones to Saturday’s Toe Jam Puppet Band concert and/or Sunday and Monday’s Children’s Fair at the Newport Marriott. The Stylephile will be highlighting events throughout the festival, but you should head to the Newport & Bristol Counties Convention & Visitor’s Bureau (33 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport) for a brochure with all the events or check out the day-by-day calendar at www.NewportWinterFestival.com.

This weekend also kicks off the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and the American athletes will be sporting some fashionable duds for the opening ceremony by Ralph Lauren (the shawl cardigan and opening ceremonies knit hat are must-haves). Tune in to NBC-10 for all the snowboarding, skiing, ice skating and winter games you can handle (set your DVRs now so you don’t miss a beat while at the Newport Winter Festival).

February 11, 2010 at 11:40 am Leave a comment

Deals & Steals: BLACK FRIDAY EDITION

pictured here: Pink Pineapple's ruffle cardigan

Starting in Portsmouth’s Clock Tower Square….

All-season, soft and sophisticated, cashmere has stood the test of fashion time. The Pink Pineapple will be showcasing their renowned cashmere sweater collection at prices up to 75% off at their Portsmouth location only Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 27-29) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Stylephile is already a fan of the collection, created by Stacie Browning Hall, and loves it even more when it’s on sale (especially with all those holiday soireés filling up the calendar!).This year’s collection includes a wide range of fashionable options ranging from traditional cable-knits to sleek, modern styles including their fabulously comfortable cashmere dresses. The 5th Annual Warehouse Sale will also feature madras skirts for $20, madras dresses for $30 and tons of Pink Pineapple’s glam-tastic accessories for just $5 and $10.

The stylish Stalise boutique is having a Friends and Family Sale (if you’re a Stylephile reader, you’re a friend!) offering 20% off store-wide Friday only.

Coco Bonbons cotton/wool blend girl’s coat

The Groovy Gator celebrates Black Friday with 20% to 50% off boys and girls clothing (newborn to size 16), including Blabla, Maggie in the Middle, Coco Bonbons, Melissa and Doug and more. Tons of toys, accessories and more all part of the sale lasting Friday through Sunday.

Just a few storefronts down, Deborah Winthrop Fine Lingerie kicks off a 2-Day Sale starting Friday (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) with 20% off all sleepwear and 15% off all bras and panties (and yes, that includes the coveted collection of  Hanky Panky’s). Saturday, Nov. 28 (10 a.m. to 5  p.m.) offers 15% off all sleepwear and 10% off all bras and panties.

In Newport, Tropical Gangsters kicks of their 30 For 30 sale on Friday commemorating 30 years in business with 30% off store-wide. Trendy dresses, tops, jeans, accessories and shoes can be found at this Thames Street boutique.

Red Engine jeans at Gossip

Did you hear the Gossip? Just a few shops down from Tropical Gangsters, Gossip is offering a FREE $118 sweater with any purchase of $200 or more, a free gift with any purchase, and 50% off daily specials. The deal was a hit at Gossip’s “flagship” shop in wonderful Wickford Village last year, and Janelle has  extended the offer to the Thames Street shop too. Gossip carries designer duds from Free People, Citizens of Humanity, Hudson and Red Engine in addition to fabulous dresses and accessories.

Wish consignment boutique on Lower Thames is celebrating Black Friday with 10% off all purchases, and for every $50 spent, shoppers are entered into a raffle to win a gift basket including a Wish gift certificate- also, extended hours on Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Narragansett on Bowen’s Wharf, purveyor of fine lines including Paul & Shark, Polo Ralph Lauren, Max Mara, Gant and Geiger, is offering a Buy One, Get the Second Half Off deal (second item must be of equal or lower

value).

Banana Republic at the corner of Washington Square and Thames Street is opening at their normal time (10 a.m.) but offering buy one, get one free cashmere sweaters for men and women in addition to in-store promotions. They’re staying open an extra hour, ’til 7 p.m., as well.

Glassware from Marie-Luise

Also on Bowen’s Wharf, handmade glass bowls, vases, dishes, ornaments, sculpture, jewelry and more by recognized American and international artists are marked 30% off at Marie-Luise, one of Newport’s shops that proves good things come in small packages.

Up on Bellevue Avenue, The Linen Shop, offering everything from bedding to tabletop accessories to better bath goods (like luxe soaps and candles),  is 20% to 50% off store-wide now through Christmas Eve. Get there sooner rather than later for the best deals.

Next door, Laura Jean Denim is offering 10% off to all Stylephile readers!

On nearby William Street, ultra-chic Rib & Rhein is offering 10% off all boutique purchases and 20% off all men’s outerwear jackets and blazers on Black Friday.

Also on Bellevue, CK Bradley takes the day off on Friday, but Saturday and Sunday is offering 30% off store-wide (except jewelry).

In Bristol, newly merged with the Newport County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, there’s also noteworthy savings. Check out the Black Friday early bird special at Striper Moon where from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. , take 20% off all North Face.

Brides-to-be must catch the exclusive one-day, 3-hour sample sale at the soon to be relocated Edna Mae’s at 30 Bradford Street in Bristol. In partnership with Newport Wedding Magazine, the bridal millinery is featuring 50% to 75% off bridal tiaras, combs, veils and silk shoes; 50% off all wraps and silk pashminas, bridal garters, hankies, ring pillows, silk and beaded bags. Brides MUST RSVP to owner Jamie at info@ednamae.com to secure an appointment (all sales final, cash preferred).

Buying local is more than just supporting friends and neighbors, it’s about putting dollars back into the community. Earlier in the year, TIME magazine published this article explaining the beneficial cycle of buying local and why it is more important than ever. Set a plan, shop early, stay late. Happy shopping!

November 25, 2009 at 11:44 am Leave a comment


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