Ready? Set? SHOP!

December 2, 2013 at 3:36 pm 10 comments


Throughout the weeks leading up to Christmas, I’ll be shining the local shopping spotlight on fabulous local finds in and around Newport  that may just be the perfect gift for that impossible shop for person. Today I am kicking off the season by highlighting something I wouldn’t mind finding under my own tree…an Irish sweater. Here’s the thing: the Irish sweater has come a long way. As a second generation Irish girl, I’ve been wrapped in these sometimes itchy, always cream-colored winter staples since a wee lass, but today’s Irish sweaters can be pure luxe.

Around town you’ll find some great Irish sweaters at Ireland Calls (naturally), Potter & Co., Chace N’ Lulu and Monelle. Some of these shops carry the line Fisherman Out of Ireland, which in full disclosure, I have a soft spot for because they’re made in Donegal, Ireland, where one of my grandparents are from. But here’s the thing: Fisherman Out of Ireland makes some awesome sweaters, wraps, hats and accessories. Because the pieces are fine quality, they’re not inexpensive, but they’re the kind of pieces that last for ages and are classic additions to your wardrobe. Here’s a Fisherman Out of Ireland knit hat for $58 from Monelle (across from Clarke Cooke House):

ImageOh, and did you know you can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine at the Clarke Cooke House with a receipt that shows you shopped at a Bannister’s Wharf shop? Tell me that doesn’t sweeten the local shopping deal?! I’m also loving this Irish sweater cape from Potter & Co.:


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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lisa  |  December 2, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Hi Andrea Please come by this week to see everything and bring friends! Lisa

    Sent from my iPhone


    • 2. Andrea McHugh  |  December 5, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      Sounds great!

  • 3. Chelley / AisForAdelaide  |  December 3, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    I NEED that hat!

    • 4. Andrea McHugh  |  December 5, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      I love it too….Christmas wish list!

    • 5. Andrea McHugh  |  December 8, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      Ditto! (OMG your avatar is too cute!!)

  • 6. Jackie  |  December 4, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I love that hat! And I had no idea you could get complimentary wine. You just sold me, thanks for a great post.

    • 7. Andrea McHugh  |  December 5, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      Thanks! Cheers!

      • 8. Jackie  |  December 7, 2013 at 5:22 pm

        No, I don’t think you understand – I MUST HAVE THAT HAT! 😉

      • 9. Andrea McHugh  |  December 8, 2013 at 4:16 pm

        I super love it too! At $58, it’s a little pricier than your average winter hat but its genuine Irish wool and a great line;)

    • 10. Andrea McHugh  |  December 8, 2013 at 4:16 pm



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