‘Ello, Jack Wills … Welcome to Newport!

April 30, 2011 at 10:49 am 7 comments

I can finally reveal that, Jack Wills, a hip, preppy clothing chain with pieces designed to reflect British heritage and style, is coming to Newport. How appropriate to share this today with the eyes of the world on London this week! The line dubs itself as “the original University Outfitters,” but I’ve seen the Newbury Street shop in Boston, which was illuminated by the Union Jack, and while it does have a predominately young appeal, there’s some great, comfy basics to be had. Think Abercrombie and Fitch with an across the pond twist. Known for being “Fabulously British,” Jack Wills focuses on clothing but also has some funky home goods, jewelry, stationary and fun finds.

The Newport shop is only Jack Wills in Rhode Island, and joins other locations in Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and the aforementioned Boston location.

Jack Wills, scheduled to open in May, at 170 Thames Street in Newport.

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  • 1. Ciao Bella, Francesca! « The Newport Stylephile  |  May 2, 2011 at 8:43 am

    […] where each day I’ll introduce you to a new retail business opening in Newport. If you missed Saturday’s post (below) on Jack Wills, check it out. Today, it’s a warm welcome extended to Francesca’s […]

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  • […] & Steals: Sumer sales have arrived including at Jack Wills, Banana Republic, JH Breakell and Potter & Co., in addition to the annual tent sale at Team One […]

  • 4. faith  |  September 26, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    What is the name of the bag in the picutre? 🙂

    • 5. Andrea McHugh  |  September 27, 2011 at 8:09 am

      The striped bucket tote one you mean?

  • 6. faith  |  September 27, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Yeaaah 🙂

    • 7. Andrea McHugh  |  September 28, 2011 at 8:50 pm

      Straight from Jack Wills London headquarters: “the bag from 2010 and is no longer available. However, the totes are very popular and we tend to reinvent them season after season.” Jack Wills suggests checking their website regularly as they may bring something similar back. http://www.jackwills.com


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