Sink your teeth into Halloween costume inspiration with fabulous finds at some of Newport’s best re-sale shops. In a city full of students, socialites and better dressed bourgeoisie, some of the most fashionable and eclectic frocks are surrendered at these chic treasure troves:
Wish Newport’s newest consignment boutique featuring everything from couture gowns to premium denim at a total steal. Let Lisa or Courteney help you navigate through the Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Burberry and Givenchy garments until you find the perfect ensemble. All the best names, none of the pretension. Wish, 664 Thames Street (lower Thames), 401-848-0202. (Open Mon.-Sat. 11-6, Sun.12-4, or by appointment). www.wishnewport.com
Closet Revival Nestled in the heart of Broadway’s hip shops, salons and restaurants, Closet Revival is Newport’s longest running consignment shop with everything from vintage swimsuits to men’s zoot suits. Plenty of shoes and accessories including blast-from-the-past beaded gowns. Closet Revival, 30 Broadway, 401-845-0592
Vintage to Vogue Fabulous flapper? Sultry starlet? This cozy shop across from City Hall carries vintage clothing and jewelry from the Art Deco era as well as high-end designer pieces and some finds for children. Vintage to Vogue, 70 Broadway, 401-845-2223.