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Newport Flower Show: A Fashionable Fete

The Newport Flower Show Opening Night Party, the ceremonial kick off to Newport’s robust social season, unfolds this Friday evening at Rosecliff. Traditionally the festive al fresco fête draws a spirited crowd dressed in their summertime finery—expect plenty of seersucker and Nantucket reds for him, Lilly Pulitzer (pictured above) and Milly for her, and plenty of head-turning looks in-between. This year’s theme: Salsa! A Celebration of Latin Cultures, should also tempt partygoers to don their most colorful and vibrant duds like this floral number from White House Black Market:

Bold colors like this Laundry by Shelli Segal ‘Monaco Sunset’ Pleated Halter Gown (find Shelli Segal at Michael Hayes):

And crisp whites like this Alexia Admor jacquard dress from Sunya (perfect for statement shoes and a fabulous fascinator!)

For more info on the Newport Flower Show and its events, CLICK HERE.

June 20, 2012 at 1:28 am Leave a comment

Memorial Day Markdowns!

Tons of shops around Newport are toasting the unofficial start of summer with a sale so you can stock up on seasonal must-haves just in time.

Kristina Richards Studio has marked 30-75% off select pieces from brands like Shoshanna, Sam Edelman, Seven for All Mankind, Milly and more.

Get 20%, 30% or 40% off at Banana Republic.

At Chico’s, get 40% off shorts, tees, crops and tanks.

Boardshorts and bikinis (and they’re so cute—I checked ‘em out!) are 15% off at Potter & Co. (full priced).

The just-opened White House Black Market is giving out in-store coupons for $20 off any purchase of $80 or more.

Gap: in-stores and online at, save up to 40% off select styles with tees, tanks and kids shorts as low as $10, kids swim from $12, regular shorts from $25, khakis 20% off and more.

Stalise: Up to 70% off spring and summer merchandise, plus $10, $20, $30 markdown racks.

Amelie Michel French tablecloth warehouse sale in Middletown (in the old Modern Furniture building).

Click here to see some great sales from national retailers.

Did we miss you? If you’re having a Memorial Day sale, email

May 25, 2012 at 8:38 am Leave a comment

Deals & Steals: WinterFest 2012 Edition

I can report that the Kristina Richards Annual Blow-out Sale is worth a trip to the trendy Washington Square boutique where you’ll find up to 75% off. Instead of sale racks being in the center of the store per a usual KR sale, the whole store is marked down. I’m talking $350+ dresses by Shoshanna, Milly and more for $75, spotted some tops for $25 (which I’ll be going back for today), jeans from DL 1961, Rich & Skinny, Seven and J Brand, and pieces from Alice + Olivia (pictured above), T-bags (so soft!), Splendid, Ella Moss (rarely seen on sale), Free People, Bailey 44 and more (wear something easy to change in and out of because you might set up camp in the dressing room)! PS: Check out some of the amazing shoes and bikinis on sale too!

While there, pop into Karma consignment shop next door, where all clothing is 50% off and you’ll find labels like Givenchy, Prada, Carmen Marc Valvo and more.

If you’re looking for some inspiration to keep that New Year’s Resolution going, stop into Potter & Co. where you’ll find a lot of great pieces with big markdowns that are perfect for yoga, Pilates, running, snowboarding and all outdoor pursuits. Speaking of performance gear, Patagonia on Thames has some of their signature pieces marked 40%-60% off.

Looking for a little posh and polished looks for the little ones? Mimi’s for Kids on Touro Street near Bellevue has slashed prices that are just too cute for your pint-sized fashionistas.

J. McLaughlin on Bellevue also has some killer sales on pieces you can wear all year long. Nearby, Wish is marking down tons of designer duds by Chloe, Tahari, Tory Burch, BCBG, and Rib & Rhein has a great blend of sale pieces and new arrivals.

At Pink Pineapple, buy 1 get 1 50% off all jewelry in the Newport store only as well as a huge blow-out sale with 50% off clothing (check out the new spring arrivals too!) The Portsmouth Pink Pineapple, meanwhile, is loaded with all new resort and spring clothing! Speaking of Portsmouth, Stalise is honoring President’s Day by inviting shoppers to take an extra 25% off sale merchandise (which is already a steal). Note: they’re closed Sunday so get in today.

Tropical Gangsters on Thames Street is having their $10, $20, $30 sale where you’ll find pieces at those prices throughout the store, so stock up on your “going out” gear.

Island Outfitters is welcoming WinterFest with 20% off full priced merchandise and extra 10% off summer clearance with your WinterFest button.

February 18, 2012 at 11:23 am Leave a comment

Deals & Steals: Winter Fest Edition

There are tons of sales going around the island! Lots of restaurants and retailers are offering additional discounts with a Newport Winter Festival button, click here for a complete list of discounts.

Also, Kristina Richards is having a HUGE sale this weekend. If you have any doubt, I can tell you I picked up a T-Bags tunic with a stunning beaded collar that was marked $228 for $25. There were super steals on dresses and tops by Milly, Alice + Trixie, Shoshanna, Alexis, and Monrow, plus a whole table of sale jeans by J Brand, Seven, Rich & Skinny and DL1961.

Down on Lower Thames, shoe shop Tropical Gangstilettos is offering 35% off store-wide (except for new arrivals) where I spotted platforms, flats, knee-high boots and the much-coveted over-the-knee boots. Most sale shoes and boots with the discount are under $50. At Team One Newport, everything in the store is at least 15% off (there are a few exceptions) so sailors can gear up. And at Wish, the girls are gearing up for their big move up the hill, so there are huge discounts on top of the already low fabulous consignments.

J. McLaughlin on Bellevue has slashed prices to make room for spring, but the bast part is that so many of their pieces you can wear all year long. Case in point, the silk Kara vest I scored that was originally $198 for $25 and the $195 dress for $35. (The delightful silk taffeta ballerina skirt in pink (seen above) is also on sale and it’s awesome, as are scarves, belts, toes and accessories. Great menswear is also deeply discounted, including sweaters, polos, outerwear, hats, needlepoint belts, embroidered pans and ties! Visit my Facebook page to see info on their friends and family sale tomorrow from 11-4 p.m.

February 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm Leave a comment

One on One with Designer Michelle Smith of Milly on the Eve of Her New York Fashion Week Show

I’ve long been a fan of Milly, the lovely luxe label that has celebrated classic female form by rolling out utterly covetable color-rich dresses, outerwear and separates season after season. With timeless, figure flattering silohuettes, it’s no wonder Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham and Beyoncé clad themselves in Milly. So when I heard designer Michelle Smith was toasting the label’s 10th anniversary this spring by debuting a playful new line for little fashionistas, I just had to chat with the designer about Milly Minis. I’m delighted share with Stylephile readers our interview below on the eve of Michelle’s New York Fashion Week Milly Fall/Winter 2011 show at Lincoln Center, which you can watch LIVE tomorrow at 3 p.m. on

What was your inspiration for launching Milly Minis? My four-year-old daughter, Sophia, was my true inspiration for the collection. She was even the fit model! Overall, it was a natural progression to translate Milly’s signature bold prints and feminine chic aesthetic to playful dresses for young Milly aspirants.

What sort of piece comprise the collection? The Spring 2011 collection is an assortment of dresses and spring coats. Moving into Fall, I decided to introduce skirts and knit tops and cardigans—the perfect little pieces that wear well with the dresses and skirts.

How does Minis complement Milly’s women’s collection? The Milly Minis collection captures the feminine chic style of Milly for young girls, in the 2 to 7 age range. The line features adorable dresses and coats in the same luxe fabrics and bold prints from the women’s ready-to-wear collection.

How do you describe the debut collection, and what do you see at the future of Milly Minis? The debut Spring 2011 collection is straight from the runway and adapted for aspiring young Milly girls. The silhouettes include ribbon tie-back party dresses and shift styles with button-front details and grosgrain trim.  Future Minis collections will continue to align with the women’s fabrics and prints, and I plan to create more styles and assortments for my newest little clients!

Milly Minis range from $95-$196. Michelle is also anticipating the opening of Milly’s première flagship boutique on Madison Avenue and the debut of new handbag and jewelry collections. Keep an eye out!

Select pieces by Milly are available locally at:

Kristina Richards Studio 17 Touro Street, Newport,  (401) 848-5284; 1000 Chapel View Blvd., Cranston, (401) 270-0188

Pink Pineapple, 380 Thames Street, Newport, (401) 849-8181; 106 Clock Tower Sq, Portsmouth, (401) 293-5490

Zuzu’s Petals, 165 Main Street, East Greenwich, (401) 398-1199; 288 Thayer Street, Providence, (401) 331-9846

Nordstrom, 6 Providence Place, Providence, (401) 621-3111

Image at top courtesy

February 15, 2011 at 9:13 am 3 comments

Stylephile Top 10 of 2010

As the year comes to a close, it’s a time to reflect on not only personal highlights, but the people, places and events that have influenced the community that shapes us. The list below is a compilation of posts reflecting what has both shaped the fabric of Newport and its surrounding communities, in no particular order, that we’ve covered:

Runway ReDeux

When the internationally-acclaimed couturier duo Mark Badgley and James Mischka chose the corner of Prospect Hill Street and Bellevue Avenue as the site of just their third eponymously-named boutique, people took notice. The duo told me in an interview in early June that the pop up shop would indeed be seasonal, but also a good litmus test of the market here in Newport for a possible return.

Rhode Trips

It was just too much fun appearing on The Rhode Show many an early morning this year to chat about some of the best Newport has to offer. From getting the look for less and putting together celeb-inspired looks for our jazz and folk festivals, to getting All Dressed Up and accessorizing up and down, to more recently toasting the holiday season with segments on gift ideas by land and by sea, Christmas in Newport and Last Minute Gift Finds in Newport, The Rhode Show crew is simply the best.

‘Tis Himself

“In the flesh?!” was my reaction when I was told Vogue’s European editor at large, Hamish Bowles, was coming to Newport. Truth is, events featuring style authorities of this magnitude can be, while interesting, less than engaging—there can be the sense they’ve delivered the lecture a million times before and can do it with their eyes closed. Mr. Bowles was anything but. With quirky quips on his costume-loving childhood to insightful commentary on the evolution of style and fashion throughout the modern era, Bowles was as charming as he was dapper.

Tasty Delights

When Tallulah on Thames opened just in time for spring’s Newport Restaurant Week, fine dining fans were ecstatic over the new addition to Newport’s Lower Thames Street. Winning rave reviews from press and adding a chic upstairs lounge with small plates, the hot spot has won over local gastronomes. Just a stone’ throw away, many Newporters were delighted to see the return of The Pier, a venerable hot spot that had, in more recent history, seen a few reincarnations, few with any staying power. This time around, with new owners, live music and a renovated outdoor bar and patio, the spot seems to have gained significant traction.

Welcome…Come in, Stay a While…

It started in the spring when Newport’s own Angela Moore moved her flagship shop from the northern section of Bellevue Avenue to the Casino Block. (The shop also brought in a fresh crop of lines, including Kara Janx, Milly, Julie Brown, Three Islands, Melly M, Manuel Canovas, Lilla P and more). Classic American clothier J. McLaughlin opened a few doors down by June, followed by Badgley Mischka and the Palm-Beach-Meets-Newport trio of Boo Gemes, Lily Holt, and Sequin, all at 119 Bellevue. Eye-brow guru Sara Schlieff-Ross also opened the doors to ArchBeauty SkinCare Salon & Boutique on Memorial Boulevard, just steps from the corner of William Street and Bellevue which, it seems, is shaping up to be an entirely revitalized shopping corridor in Newport.

Stay tuned for the second half of the list…

December 29, 2010 at 12:07 pm 2 comments

Deals & Steals: Pre-Thanksgiving Edition

We’ll deal with Black Friday next week, but right now, retailers are warming up with some great sales in advance of next week’s Thanksgiving.

Kristina Richards Studio’s Clearance Sale starts today and will run through Nov. 27, but I’d advise going sooner rather than later to get the biggest steals on the major markdowns. The sale, offering 75% off includes select Alice & Olivia, T-Bags, AKA New York, Seven, Free People, Milly, Shoshanna, Hudson, JBrand, Black Halo, Corey Lynn Calter, Beth Bowley and more. Newport location only. Kristina Richards Studio, 17 Touro Street, Newport, 848-5284.

My biggest problem with the sale at Jason & Co. starting tomorrow? It will be hard to keep others in mind when it’s so easy to buy buy buy for yourself!!! This Brick Market gem, pun intended, is offering 20-50% off storewide on pieces by Echo of the Dreamer, Cape Cod Jewelry, Kabana, Amy Khan Russell, Ayala Bar, Anna Beck, Tommy Bahama watches, Silver Seasons, KumKum and more (Pandora excluded). Jason & Co., 207 Goddard Row in Brick Market Place, Newport, 841-9900.

Potter & Co. wants you to warm up for winter with their Bella’s Birthday Sale, offering 20% off all gloves and mittens, honoring their four-legged furry mascot. Pop in on Saturday for “pupcakes” to toast the birthday girl. (Dog owners will get 20% off hats as well, which for anyone who knows, will come is super-handy for those early morning, eye-opening walks…) Potter & Co.,172 Thames Street, Newport, 847-0392.

Laura Jean Denim is offering a Buy 1, Get Second Pair 25% off today through Sunday with looks for men and women. Bring a friend and share the discount or stock up for yourself (or buy on for you and a holiday gift for a loved one…). Laura Jean Denim, 198 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, 849-5326.

For the musician, or budding musician, Mama’s Boy Music in Middletown is offering 25% off select guitars and amplifiers…think of all the open mic nights you can hit after a few lessons! Mama’s Boy Music, 510 E. Main Rd # 6-7, Middletown, 847-1788.

A ton of Newporters mark Anchor Bend Glassworks Holiday Sale on the calendar long before the flip the page to November because their exceptional hand-blown glass ornaments, sculpture, tableware, jewelry and more make perfect gifts for just about everyone one your list—espeically that ‘Good Lord, what the heck am I going to get ______ list?!’ Fill in boss, neighbor, random Secret Santa from work you would never even know their name if you didn’t pick it out of a manila envelope… Sale starts next Wednesday, Nov. 24 and lasts through Christmas Eve with bargains up to 75% off. Take special note of their iconic Christmas Tree and wave detailed ornaments. Anchor Bend Glassworks, 6 Franklin Street, Newport, 849-0698.

Pictured top, Milly dress; ring by Amy Khan, Anchor Bend Glassworks Christmas trees.

November 19, 2010 at 10:55 am Leave a comment

Deals & Steals: Hurricane Earl Edition

Seems that Hurricane Earl is throwing a wrench in a lot of Labor Day Weekend plans, so while we’re waiting for the rain and winds to clear out, shopping is a safe haven. Already, racing in the 31st Annual Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai and presented by Land Rover, has been pushed back until Sunday, and the opening of the Irish Festival on Saturday, September 4th, has been pushed back to 2 p.m. Be sure to check with organizers (call ahead or cheak the web) if you plan on attending any scheduled events. In the meantime, happy shopping…

Gossip, with locations in Newport and Wickford, is celebrating three years in business with their biggest sale ever. Here are the details for Newport: 20% off Saturday, 30% of Sunday and 40% off Monday. Sale is offered STORE-WIDE (except for jewelry). In Wickford, the shop is offering $100 any purchase of $500 or more, $100 off all cashmere (dresses and sweaters) $20 sale racks and a free gift with any purchase. Gossip Newport: 391 Thames Street, Newport (401) 849-3571 /  Wickford: 16 Main Street, Wickford Village (401) 294-7333

Organic goods are known to cost a little extra (and worth every penny), but Green Envy Eco Boutique in Newport’s Brick Market Place makes it affordable by taking 40% off all spring and summer clothing, shoes and even bathing suits. Discount is in-store only, but online shoppers can enjoy 10% off on by entering “SUMMER” as a discount code (Sept. 3-5). Green Envy: 223 Goddard Row at Brick Market Place, Newport (401) 619-1993

Beach House is offering a floor sample sale with 40% off all discontinued Company C. Rugs. Beach House, 42 West Main Road, Middletown (401) 619-1916

Jason & Company in Brick Market Place is offering a Pandora gift with purchase promo: receive a free Pandora clasp bracelet with your Pandora purchase of $150 more. Jason & Company: 207 Goddard Row at Brick Market Place, Newport (401) 841-9900

The Linen Shop is calling it a throwdown: 20% off all throws throughout September (in stock only). The Linen Shop: 196 Bellevue Avenue, Newport (401) 846-0225

Patagonia on Thames, expanding this summer to a larger home on Lower Thames, is celebrating Labor Day with select summer and winter gear marked 40%, 50% and 75% off now through Monday.  Patagonia on Thames, 450 Thames Street, Newport (401) 845-2196

Erica Zap on Lower Thames starts the Labor Day celebration Saturday with 40% off summer scarves, canvas bags that are $12 -$40 regularly are marked 25% off, flip flops regularly $10-$14 marked 25% off. Erica Zap, 477 Thames Street,
Newport (401) 849-4117

Kristina Richards kicks off their Labor Day sale today through Monday with prices slashed 25%-75% off on great pieces from Bailey 44, Alice & Olivia, T-bags, JBrand, Rich & Skinny, Milly and more! Newport location only. Kristina Richards, 17 Touro Street, Newport (401) 848-5284

September 3, 2010 at 11:24 am 2 comments

Shop In Series: Portsmouth

Settled in 1638 by religious dissenters, including Anne Hutchinson (making her the first woman to settle a community in the New World), Portsmouth sits on the northernmost tip of Aquidneck Island. Diverse neighborhoods ranging from sprawling estates to tight-knit coastal enclaves define the residential make-up, while commercial clusters are found throughout. Here’s just a peek at some of the popular retail finds:

Clock Tower Square is Portsmouth’s newest shopper’s haven, and with a distinguished collection of retailers, we’ll start there….

Deborah Winthrop Fine Lingerie: Specializes in over 30 brands of fine lingerie (including the ever-popular Hanky Panky) nightgowns, pajamas and accessories for dedicates. They also do expert bra fittings, so you don’t have to be part of the unfortunate statistic that says 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size! Located at 103 Clock Tower Square.

Groovy Gator: Just like their Newport location, The Groovy Gator carries the most precious boys and girls clothing (newborn to size 16), and tons of toys with popular brands including Blabla, Maggie in the Middle, Coco Bonbons, Melissa and Doug and more. We wrote about the shop in may, CLICK HERE to check it out. Located at 102 Clock Tower Square.

Lou Lou’s Décor: It’s the kind of place that when you walk in, you just want your place to look the exact same way. Home furnishings, décor, lighting, accent, décor- it’s all here. Located at 104 Clock Tower Square.

Pink Pineapple: From their own line of dresses, tops, bottoms madras and their renowned cashmere sweater collection to some of the most in-demand in Newport including Milly, to Lilly Pulitzer and hip, lesser known labels, (plus tons of affordable accessories) the Pink Pineapple has something for everyone. Located at 106 Clock Tower Square.

Stalise: For the stylish woman, Stalise carries designer denim by Hudson, Joe’s and Red Engine, NYDJ, Miracle Jeans, David Kahn plus stunning pieces by designers including, Jamie Kreitman, Charlotte Tarantola, Lilla P. and more. Located at 105 Clock Tower Square.

Spa Vana: This Eastern-themed spa has a full menu of spa services including a couples massage for when you and someone special want to get away from it all. Bring the luxe home with Dermalogica, AGE Smart and MediBac Clearing products to treat and pamper your skin. Located at 101 Clock Tower Square.


July 2, 2010 at 1:38 pm 1 comment

Holiday Parties at Two Fashion & Beauty Hotspots

With plenty of holiday soirees to grace, no doubt you’ll want to look and feel your best! Chace N’ Lulu is opening their doors tonight For a Friends and Family Sale (this includes Stylephile readers) featuring 20% off 30% off everything else in the store, including sale items, while enjoying wine and cheese. New and fabulous fashion and accessories at the Bowen’s Wharf shop includes chic tops and dresses by Susana Monaco,  BCBG, Tibi and Milly, hot denim by J Brand (including their coveted, super soft, Pima cotton “Japanese denim”) and Citizens of Humanity and accessories by Kate Spade and more to dress up any outfit. Soft, supple cashmere tops and festive flats make perfect gifts too (or for yourself!).  The Friends and Family Sale event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – bring a friend!

To polish off your holiday, pop by The Apothecary on Broadway from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and stock up on Bare Escentuals or purchase a Get Started Kit and receive a complimentary 100% Natural Lipstick in your choice of Italian Ice or Amaretto. The shop is trimmed for the holidays and while sipping on wine and enjoying cheese, get a complimentary skin consultation by Murad’s skincare expert Vicki Nawoichyk. Enjoy generous gift bags and 15% off your total purchase for the evening then head next door to the One Eighty to enjoy some 1/2 price appetizers before heading out on the town!

Chace N’ Lulu is located at 57 America’s Cup Avenue on Bowen’s Wharf, (401) 847-9151.

The Apothecary is located at 6 Broadway, (401) 324-6253,

December 10, 2009 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

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