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Meet the Designer: Ruchika Singh of RÜCH

ImageI was first introduced to RÜCH by fabulous Boston Based stylist Christina Pierce. It’s a relatively new line, launched in 2010, that merges classic and contemporary design. Mostly comprised of cocktail dresses, it makes sense that the collection is posh but not pretentious. Designer Ruchika Singh is a former investment banker who believes “luxury should not be the privilege of a few but an experience for all.” A girl after my own heart!

So I was delighted when Christina told me Stalise in Portsmouth was carrying a select number of pieces by RÜCH. Sophistication, simplicity and sensuality are the hallmark of this colorful line that includes tops and jackets as well. Stop in Stalise at Clock Tower Square to check it out!





June 4, 2013 at 8:08 am 6 comments

Get Your Stretch On

ImageI popped into Deborah Winthrop Fine Lingerie on Thames Street last week where I was immediately intrigued by a line I never heard of before: Tees by Tina. It’s a misleading (and albeit somewhat cheesy) name, because the pieces really aren’t t-shirts, not at all. They’re fitted ¾ length tops, flattering tanks, and amazingly comfortable fitted dresses with Imagestreamlined silhouettes. All sizes are “one size fits most” (a term which always make me giggle a bit) and are a celeb favorite as seen on Stacy Keibler, Malin Ackerman and Julie Benz. It’s also a favorite of expectant mommies due to its stretchy fabric and pieces have been featured in Vogue (paired with an elegant, floor length skirt) and Glamour magazines.

Deb Winthrop had in these nautical striped ¾ length tops as worn by Bethenny Frankel, Maria Menudos and Kourtney Kardashian as well as this blue bandage dress as seen on Jennie Garth in US Weekly at left (priced at $89). Dresses can be worn on their own or if you’d rather not be bare legged, especially as it’s still a bit cool out, they can be paired with leggings or skinny jeans (length is easily adjusted).

The Portsmouth location at Clock Tower Square also carries tanks, dresses and tops from Tees by Tina.



April 22, 2013 at 10:58 am Leave a comment

Sara Campbell Opens & Super Sales at Fan Favorites

Sara Campbell is open! It’s true. When I first reported the Boston-based designer’s plans for a Newport store here, the opening seems so far away, but we’re here. The shop, located at 117 Bellevue Avenue, is Campbell’s sixth, with others in Massachusetts (Boston’s South End and Beacon Hill, Wellesley, Concord, and Nantucket). For now, the Newport store hours for April are Thursday- Sunday, 10–6 p.m., but it will be open daily come summertime.

Clock Tower Square takes the ribbon for deals and steals this weekend, with a March Madness Sale today now through Sunday. Look for bargains at Stalise, Lou Lou’s Décor and Deborah Winthrop Lingerie. Also, The Bay magazine launched a promotion recently: a purchase of $25 at participating stores gets you a free medium coffee at Custom House Coffee, so save you receipts from Deborah Winthrop, Stalise and Groovy Gator (promo runs through end of May). In Newport, sales continue to toast the grand reopening of the newly remodeled Potter & Co. (25% off a nice selection of goods) and Banana Republic has 40% off already reduced pieces (total steals!), not to mention you can clean up on fine looking threads at Chace N’Lulu. Happy shopping!

Dresses shown by Sara Campbell

March 26, 2011 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

Deals & Steals: Memorial Day Edition

Memorial Day Weekend – the unofficial beginning of Newport’s “fun in the sun” season; when boats take to the bay, dining al fresco is divine and nights out on the town are filled with that unmistakable summer energy. With the promise of Mother Nature on her best behavior, enjoying the best the City-of-the-Sea has to offer should be a priority.

Today marks the beginning of the much-awaited Second Annual Bling Sale by JoJo’s at Bellevue Beauty Walk on Bowen’s Wharf. Here’s the deal: Mini Blings: 3 for $50, Blings: 3 for $60, Party Blings: 3 for $75. Mega Blings:  3 for $90 *Sale offered through May 31

The shops at Portsmouth’s Clock Tower Square are hosting a GIANT Tent Sale Saturday through Monday. At Pink Pineapple , you’ll find light cashmere sweaters for $99, madras dresses at $30 and madras skirts at $20, plus fun jewelry and other accessories on a $5 and $10 table. Rumor it this is a not-to-miss event. NOTE: CASH/CHECK ONLY. Lou Lou’s Décor, formerly of Tiverton Four Corners and now getting comfortable in their Portsmouth digs, is offering savings up to 75% selecting home accessories. Deborah Winthrop Fine Lingerie is promising 70% off select items (mention you are a Facebook Friend and receive 10% off one non-sale item)! The Groovy Gator and Stalise are also in on the tent sale with great deals all weekend long. (pictured right, accessories at the Pink Pineapple)

Whether you’re going for a casual chic ensemble for a barbecue or sunset cocktails at Castle Hill on the Adirondacks, Kristina Richards on Touro Street has the look for less with sale pieces marked up to 75% off.

French Source, purveyor of fine tablecloths by Amelie Michel in Provence, marks the holiday with linens including tablecloths, runners, napkins, placemats, bedcovers and shams as well as home accessories at drastically reduced prices. The warehouse sale runs Saturday, May 29 through Monday, May 31 and Friday June 4 through Sunday June 6. The French importer is located in Aquidneck Coporate Park at 127 John Clake Road in Middletown.

May 28, 2010 at 11:15 am Leave a comment

Last Minute NYE Looks

For a lot of revelers, there’s no place in the world they would rather ring in 2010 than right here in Newport and Bristol Counties. While some prefer to be cuddled up with a loved one watching Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve (especially tempting in the current frigid temperatures), others look to tear up the dance floor at one of many area hotspots. For the ladies, getting glam on New Year’s and making an entrance is a must do, and a sequin dress or flashy top, metallic camisole or cashmere comfort, all make great options. And don’t forget some killer kicks! Check out some of these shops for an inspiring New Year’s look:


CK Bradley, 28 Bellevue Avenue, Newport  

Chace N’ Lulu, 57 Americas Cup Ave, Newport

Châtelaine, 251 Thames Street Landing, Bristol

Gossip, 391 Thames Street, Newport

Karol Richardson, 24 Washington Square, Newport

Kristina Richards Studio, 13 Touro Street, Newport

Laura Jean, 198 Bellevue Avenue, Newport

Michael Hayes 204 Bellevue Avenue and 19 Bowens Wharf, Newport

Pink Pineapple, 380 Thames Street, Newport and 106 Clock Tower Road, Portsmouth

Stalise, 105 Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth

Swoon, 474 Thames Street, Newport

Tropical Gangsters, 375 Thames Street, Newport

Wish, 664 Thames Street, Newport


Ooh Ooh Shoes, 127 Swinburne Row in Brick Market Place, Newport

Sole Desire, 131 Swinburne Row in Brick Market Place, Newport


The Apothecary, 6 Broadway, Newport

Cosmetic Cosmos, 387 Thames Street, Newport

Prep Cosmetics, 182 Thames Street, Newport

Happy New Year!

December 30, 2009 at 11:49 am Leave a comment


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


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 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

Deals & Steals

Labor Day may bid adieu to summer but to the savvy shopper it means three things: sales, sales sales! This week’s deals and steals brings us to Portsmouth for a fabulous sidewalk sale on Friday and Saturday only at fashionable Clock Tower Square. Select soft and snuggly pajamas to sexy underthings at Deborah Winthrop Fine Lingerie are marked at 60% off. Expect markdowns on some of the best bras from Wacoal, jammies from Bedhead, bras and panties from Chantelle and more.

Nearby, the Groovy Gator, catering to pint-sized fashionistas, has colorful finds for infants to tweens marked at 50% off. While most markdowns are summer pieces, anyone around kids can tell you season-specific is wasted on young ones; they like what they like, and adorable cotton tees and soft shorts and skirts are perfect indoor gear. (Plus, you can stock up for that mid-winter escape down south.)

Stalise, and upscale boutique for women with a refreshing collection of cocktail and casual dresses, tops, slacks and designer denim, has slashed prices, marking all summer merchandise at 75% off! The Stylephile got a preview and can confirm there’s a nice array of sizes and selection.

Also at Clock Tower Square, the über-adorable Pink Pineapple (with a sister location in Newport) has a ton of markdowns on cocktail dresses, tops and skirts by Shoshanna, Milly, Helen Wang, MM Couture and more– some at more than 50% off, and there’s a $20 rack too (cash and check only for the latter). Looking ahead to fall, the Pineapple is offering buy 1 get 1  half-off on all cashmere … mention this site and receive 20% off any single NON-SALE ITEM through Labor Day.

Finally, back in Newport, swanky chic boutique Kristina Richards begins their annual sale event TODAY with pieces from Shoshanna, J Brand, T-Bags, Ella Moss, Alice & Olivia, True Religion, Free People and more marked down 25% to 50%. The sale lasts through Monday. Happy shopping (and saving)!

September 3, 2009 at 9:37 am Leave a comment

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