As local fashion fans know, Rib & Rhein opened in Newport in 2008, but this past summer, owners Erin and Thomas Ribeiro ceremoniously cut the ribbon to their new second floor for a combined 4000 sq. ft. of luxury retail space. Among other gems, the additions include the “Shoe Lovers Salon,” with each pair chosen specifically for the discerning Newport shopper.
Years ago, I wrote a story on Newport for Daily Candy describing the shop as a place where “Tribeca and St. Barths collide,” and it still rings true. Featured designers for men and women at Rib & Rhein include Marc Jacobs, Psycho Bunny, Etro, ISSA, Roberto Cavalli, Victoria Beckham, Turnbull & Asser, and more. The couple say they plan to add even more coveted lines including Prada, Isabel Marant, Marni, Givenchy, Tom Ford Beauty, YSL beauty, Gucci, Versace, Christopher Kane, The Row, St. Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Victor & Rolf, D Squared, Christian Louboutin, and Hermes. The boutique is located at 86 William Street in Newport.