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Hippity Hop! Psycho Bunny Comes to Town

In homage of the ongoing London 2012 Olympic Games, check out this Psycho Bunny tote bag, expertly crafted in the U.S. from all natural canvas and featuring the U.S. and British flags (quite apropos!) from Rib & Rhein in Newport. Psycho Bunny by Robert Godley was founded in 2005, starting simply with a collection of handmade neckties and growing into a line known for meticulous quality, traditional craftsmanship an fine fabrics Rib & Rhein carries a number of pieces from the collection, including the ties, men’s shirts and polos and this fabulous, fun tote, which retails there for $49.

July 30, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Fashionable Frugalistas! Fab Deals for Men and Women at Rib & Rhein, Island Outfitters, Laura Jean and More on Deck!

NOW through February 10, Rib & Rhein is having their annual store-wide sale. Find 30%-50% off fabulous lines (many exclusive to the William Street store) including HaleBob, Seaton, Minnie Rose, Franklin & Gower, D.S. Dundee, Jeremy Argyle NYC and more. “We do only one a year and this one has some fab deals!” says the delightful Thomas Ribeiro, who owns the shop with wife Erin.

Just in time for ski season, Island Outfitters is having a fabulous North Face Blowout Sale! All North Face products (for boh men and women), including coats, hats, gloves, and even shoes—all at 40% off! The Island Outfitters  crew is also throwing in a fun free gift with purchase: your choice of chap stick, sunscreen stick for skiing/snowboarding, a water bottle, or a knit bag.

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday only, Laura Jean Denim wants to make sure you get your hands on premium denim at a fraction of the price, so visit the much-loved $50 jean table. Find favorites like J Brand, Citizens of Humanity, Hudson, Joe’s Jeans, Paige and more (Fri, and Sat. 11am-5pm, Sun. 12-4pm).    

You’ll at find 50-75% off these covetable lines for men and women at The Narragansett on Bowen’s Wharf: Polo Ralph Lauren, Paul & Shark, Castaways, Bill’s Khaki’s, Max Mara, Three Dots, Christopher Blue, Faconnable and more.

At Sequin Newport (Bellevue Ave.), receive 20% off jewelry purchases (offer excludes enamel bangles) on Saturday from 10am-4pm. In fact, the First Annual Bellevue Ave Block Party includes local merchants and a jewelry show at the Newport Elks Lodge on Bellevue Avenue and Pelham Street featuring artisans specializing fine, costume, sterling silver, bead, glass and crystal jewelry (10am-4pm, 141 Pelham Street, Newport).


January 19, 2012 at 9:39 am Leave a comment

Action! Fall Fashion on the Silver Screen Highlighted in RI Style Magazine

Challenge: Pair local looks from Rhode Island boutiques with the fashion found in this fall’s film line up.

When my editor in Portland assigned the piece back in July, I quickly started researching  fall movies with eye-catching wardrobes. After all, as the opener says, Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Diane Keaton in Annie Hall, Kate Winslet in Titanic—in some of the biggest blockbusters of all time, the fashion has been as memorable (and in some cases, iconic) as the movie itself. You can get a better look at the issue by liking its Facebook page here, or picking it up on  newsstands, but here’s the abridged version:

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo A metallic jacquard bustier dress by Tibi from ZuZu’s Petals (Cranston & Providence)

Footloose I’m sure the remake is great, but for this one I channeled the original, choosing a bold, one shoulder Amber dress by Kara Janx from Chace N’Lulu, Newport (ps:  now through Sunday, all dresses are 30% off at Chace N’ Lulu!)

Higher Ground For film adaptation of Carolyn S. Briggs’ autobiography, I picked an Aryn K. studded sleeve Ikat maxi dress from Queen of Hearts (Providence)

I Don’t Know How She Does It So it wasn’t exactly the blockbuster the studio was hoping for, but for the mommy-meets-mogul character, it’s all about this ruffled shirt dress with a sexy slit from White House Black Market (Cranston)

Wanderlust For this power couple meets flower power pic, the clear choice was global tunics from Rib & Rhein, Newport

October 26, 2011 at 8:39 am Leave a comment

D.S. Dundee Debuts in Newport

What a glorious Indian summer weekend Newport and much of the East Coast is enjoying! Even though fingers are crossed the perfect weather lasts, fall is around the corner, and some amazing pieces I’m finding around town makes the season transition exciting. Erin and Thomas Ribeiro at Rib & Rhein are ecstatic about welcoming exclusive London-based luxury design-driven menswear line D.S.Dundee. The designer is known for using the best fabrics—corduroy, Aran knits, tartan—on classic pieces. It’s not inexpensive, but D.S.Dundee produces the kind of investment pieces that will be timeless. “It’s just simply fabulous and we have it before it gets really huge,” Thomas tells me. If you’re going by the William Street shop, check out the ticket pocket jacket in the window—its fine!

Rib & Rhein is located at 86 William Street in  Newport, (401) 619-5767


October 10, 2011 at 9:33 am 3 comments

Ophelia’s Wardrobe Partners With StyleWeek Providence for a Fashion Forward Fête

Since Child & Family unveiled the inaugural Ophelia’s Wardrobe fundraiser in 2007, fashionistas throughout Newport, Boston and beyond have marked the chic event on their must-do calendar. The social service agency, which earns the distinction of being the oldest in Newport County, reaches out every other year to stylish socialites throughout the area asking them to open their closet doors and donate from their personal wardrobe for a two-day sale in one of Newport’s mansions. Racks stocked with names including Gucci, Givenchy, Yves St. Laurent, Chanel, Lilly Pulitzer, Tory Burch and more form a fashionable store with amazing prices—all to benefit the amazing work and programs for girls and young women by Child & Family. Case in point: in 2009, I picked up a stunning, floor-length Armani coat for $90. Oh, and did I mention the rows and rows of shoes and handbags?!?

This year’s Ophelia’s Wardrobe is right around the corner, June 10-11, 2011. In addition to the stylish pieces, select clothing from the personal collection of late heiress Doris Duke (Guy Laroche, Valentino, YSL, Bill Blass, etc.) will be featured.

For the first time ever, Ophelia’s Wardrobe has partnered with the talented team behind StyleWeek Providence. At the Opening Night Preview and Cocktail Party, gala-goers will take in a runway show and be able to custom order original pieces from StyleWeek designers Andrea Valentini, Avni Trivedi, Jessica Abernethy, Jennifer Greeke, Jonathan Joseph Peters and Samuel Vartan while dining on hors d’oeuvres and sipping cocktails from the open bar. Tickets start at $100, click here for details.

The public is invited to shop on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ophelia’s Wardrobe will unfold at Ochre Court on the Salve Regina University campus in Newport, located at 100 Ochre Point Avenue. For more information, visit Child & Family by clicking here.

June 3, 2011 at 9:48 am 1 comment

Get Your Stroll On

The sun’s scheduled to be stunning, the shops are ready to shine and Newport is open for business. Tomorrow’s Spring Stroll, taking place along Bellevue Avenue and William Street, welcomes the season with grand openings, in-store promotions, refreshments and nibbles from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lisa Sarro Fitzpatrick, co-owner of Wish, the much-loved upscale consignment boutique, says the brand new William Street location is stunning and stocked with designer duds and fabulous shoes. Marcela Calvet’s eponymous luxe handbag boutique will officially open its doors at 59 Bellevue (here’s the story I broke on her arrival), and while you’re down in that end of the neighborhood, be sure to stop in the gourmet trio of La Maison de Coco, Le Petit Gourmet and the Newport Wine Cellar.

On the opposite end of Bellevue, but sure to pop by Sequin and the newly opened Sara Campbell (I got the scoop first on her foray into Newport-here’s the skinny), Twig, and across Memorial Boulevard, the shops on the Casino Block are ready to rock. Papers and Lulubelle’s will be welcoming strollers, as will J. McLaughlin, which is hosting a Sip & Shop event to benefit the American Cancer Society (15% of your purchase will be donated to the ACS). Denim doyenne Laura Jean will be serving refreshments and offering free chair massages by massage therapist Julie Basil Pierce, and The Linen Shop has a great sale and fresh linens for spring.

Head down William Street where you’ll find the aforementioned Wish, plus It’s My Party Bake Shoppe and the fabulous Rib & Rhein. At Wag Nation, your fashionable four-legged friends will be doted over and as I suspect, showered with treats. Look for the balloons for shops participating in the stroll.

April 8, 2011 at 8:41 am 2 comments

Hometown Holidays: Shaken, Not Stirred

There’s a reason the martini has been one of the most popular cocktails since supposedly being created at New York’s Knickerbocker Hotel in 1911. Whether it’s a sweet and sassy cosmo or sophisticatedly served straight up, there’s an air of serious cool when sipping one of these concoctions. I love these amber crystal martini glasses ($12/each) I found at Rib & Rhein (shown above with coordinating champagne flutes, same price). In fact, the hip William Street boutique proved to be a treasure trove of chic finds

For him, I was loving the hand-sewn Italian silk ties (a number of diverse styles and patterns, $75)—they had a decidedly Don Draper feel. For her, there were some super soft one size fits all leggings in fun patterns like cheetah, zebra and houndstooth ($35) and of course in solids like black, charcoal and chocolate brown ($25). They’d look great with the Lola & Sophie Overdrape Jersey ($85/available in scoop or v-neck, charcoal or black)  which, with its drape and ruching, is super flattering, plus you get some bang for your buck as it can be worn year-round.

Glamour gals will ove the Isabella necklace, a stunning statement piece made in India ($125). Ever so stylish Erin Ribeiro  (the “Rib” in Rib & Rhein) suggests sporting this necklace in a casual ensemble, like a white dress shirt, to lunch or work, or at night to dramatize evening attire. Another amazing piece I spotted there was the The Plaza Wrap, a one of a kind wool and cashmere blend wrap from India boasting a floral screen print and hand embroidered beading and sequins. Happy shopping!

DON’T FORGET: This afternoon’s Hometown Holidays Drawing is at 4 p.m. outside Active Sole on Bowen’s Wharf. Some lucky local shopper will walk away with a $1000 American Express gift card (need not be present to win).

December 17, 2010 at 1:52 pm Leave a comment

The Look: Rib & Rhein

Since arriving on the Newport scene more than two years also, Rib & Rhein on Newport’s William Street has offered a refreshing collection of international fashion, accessories, home décor and one-of-a-kind treasures. With autumn’s arrival, I popped in to see the effervescent Erin and Thomas Ribeiro, who were kind enough to create a signature Rib & Rhein look for the season at hand. Drop by to see their fabulous finds and be inspired!

On “Her”:

Fancy Classic English White Dress Shirt

Floral Linen Duchess Wrap

Turquoise and Stone Chelsea Girl Belt

The Isabella Necklace

On “Him”:

Classic Fit English Dress Shirt

Light Wool Cold Method V-Neck Sweater

Cashmere and Wool Blend Ambross Jacket (pants also available)

Silk English Pocket Square

Rib & Rhein is located at 86 William Street in Newport, (401) 619-5767

October 13, 2010 at 9:51 am 1 comment

Canines & Couture: A Howling Good Time

Fashionistas and fabulous Fidos will come together this Wednesday, September 15 to strut down the runway is some of fall’s hottest looks. Against the backdrop of Doris Duke’s majestic Rough Point estate overlooking the sea, dogs will be outfitted in glamorous looks from Wag Nation and their owners will don ensembles from local designers and boutiques including Angela Moore, J.McLaughlin, Michael Hayes, and Rib & Rhein, all in the name of fun, fashion and philanthropy. The setting in more than apropos as the late billionairess was an animal lover, often traveling from home to home with her entourage of four-legged friends. “Ruff Point,” as it could be called this Wednesday, was said to be home to more than a dozen dogs during Duke’s days at the home.

The Fashion Show of Canine Couture at Rough Point, presented by Wag Nation, benefits the Newport Restoration Foundation, which owns and operates the home in addition to other Duke properties, and the Potter League for Animals in Middletown. “Pawsitively” precious celebrity guest Schmitty the Weather Dog, accompanied by her pal ABC News weatherman Ron Trotta, will be the star celebupup on hand- alert the puparazzi!

Admission is $7, children under 5 are free, and well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Treats and refreshments for pooches and their human companions will be served and visitors can take in the 2010 exhibit, Doris Duke’s Extraordinary Vision (humans only in the house).

For more information, email Liz@NewportRestoration.org,  call 401-846-4152, or CLICK HERE.

Photos by Meghan Sepe

September 13, 2010 at 2:11 pm Leave a comment

Deals & Steals: Sweet Savings

Retailers are taking the guesswork out of Valentine’s Day gifting with great deals across Newport and Bristol Counties. And it’s just as important to treat yourself with something special, which is nearly impossible to avoid if you stop by Rib & Rhein. One of Newport’s chicest shops, Rib & Rhein’s global collection is currently stocked with Scottish cashmere sweaters and English dress shirts for men and women, European sports jackets for men, warm winter coats, model fabric short and long t-shirts for women, colorful wraps and kaftans from India, Asian dresses, plus jewelery and home accessories from both India and Africa. There’s a good batch of items already marked down, but now through Valentine’s Day, mention “Cupid” and receive an additional 20% off your total purchase!

J.H. Breakell on Newport’s Spring Street is in the midst of their Annual Winter Sale, where now through February 10th, you’ll save 20% on all original design jewelry in sterling silver and 14k gold.

Laura Jean on Bellevue Avenue welcomes back her $50 table covered with all brands of premium denim. Sale starts Friday at 11 a.m. and ends on Sunday at 4 p.m. Find other bargains on  for men and women on tops, shoes, belts and more at deals up to 75% off. It’s a great weekend to pop by as the store will be hosting a trunk show featuring custom made jewelry by Newport’s Jessica Hagan. (If you haven’t had a chance, visit her studio at 226 Bellevue Avenue in the Audrain Building.)

Middletown’s beloved Beach House is giving all their shoppers a Valentine to remember offe ring 20% off store-wide through February 15th! Stop by the Design Studio next door where furnishings will be marked down 25%.

Tiffany Peay earrings

In Tiverton, find select handmade beaded jewelry featuring colored gold and candy-colored gem stones by nationally-recognized jeweler Tiffany Peay marked at 25% off February 10th through 14th. This doesn’t happen often, so it’s worth checking out her Tiverton Four Corners studio. Special sale hours: Feb. 10-13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Feb. 14 12 p.m. through 5 p.m.


On Saturday afternoon, Stalise, in Portsmouth’s Clock Tower Square, is hosting Mary Ann and Martha designs, a unique collection of sterling silver or 14k gold fill jewelry, each individually designed and crafted, adorned with crystals, vintage lucite and an array of semi-precious stones. Get inspired with the new season looks with Stalise’s selection of brand new spring merchandise–mention you’re a Facebook friend and receive 10% off new arrivals-one day only!

February 5, 2010 at 8:27 am Leave a comment

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