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Your On-Island Black Friday Guide 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! For many, after the turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing, it’s time to plot the Black Friday strategy for the best savings. Buy local, and don’t forget to support Small Business Saturday (and register your AmEx in advance to get a $25 credit on your next statement when you buy at a participating store. Click link for details). But I know this isn’t your first Black Friday rodeo. Let’s do this:

ACTIVE SOLE: The store’s Mystery Discount Tree holiday promotion, kicks off. Customers are invited to choose an ornament from the tree inside the store and inside is their discount.

ALEX AND ANI: 15% off  all day on Black Friday (doors open at 8am. FYI: 25% off at the Chapel View store in Cranston 8am-11am only, 15% off the rest of the day)

THE APOTHECARY: Black Friday and Saturday, doors open at 9am, swag bags with mini radiances and mini foundations for the first 20 shoppers. 15-75% off your favorite brands. Special promos: • Purchase $100 of Bare Minerals and receive a complimentary full size flawless definition mascara (value $18) • Purchase $100 of MD Skincare products and receive a weeks worth of the retail peel (value $20) • Purchase $50 of Mario Badescu products and receive the perfect travel bag w/3 mini products (value $30) • $100 gift cards for only $85 (only 15 available) • $50 gift cards for only $35 (only 15 available) • $10 brow shaping all day

ANCHOR BEND GLASS: Black Friday through Dec. 24, 9th Annual Holiday sale, up to 50% off handblown glass

BELLEVUE BEAUTY WALK: Click here to access and print a 15% off coupon to be used on any full price item on Black Friday only

DEBORAH WINTHROP LINGERIE: 20% off all sleepwear, select bras and panties

GAP: Everything in the store 60% off through Nov. 27

GOSSIP (locations in Newport and Wickford): Black Friday, Saturday and Sunday, take advantage of bonus giveaways including a ($32 value) scarf with $100 purchase, a ($98 value) Jae Basilio sweater with $200 purchase, and a Free People sweater with $300 purchase (limit one per customer, offers cannot be combined or used with othe offers or store credit, while supplies last)

GREEN ENVY: Online promotion: 20% off your total order with coupon code “ethical” at Coupon valid from Black Friday through Monday, Nov. 28th (also, the in-store sale rack is stocked with deals, lots of pieces 50% off)

GROOVY GATOR: Black Friday 20% off storewide

ISLAND OUTFITTERS: 20%-70% off storewide including Vineyard Vines, Maui Jim and for the first time ever, Holebrook

ISLAND SURF & SPORT: Black Friday, 20% off all clothing, 10% off surf boards, wetsuits, goggles and bikes

JASON & CO.: From Black Friday through Dec. 4th, everything in the store is 25%-50% off (excluding Pandora Jewelry)

KAROL RICHARDSON: Holiday Trunk Show Black Friday through Sunday (limited inventory)

KI-RA SALON: Black Friday and Saturday only, with every $100 gift card you buy, receive $15 in KiRa Cash towards your next service (this offer can not exceed $300 and can be used thru Dec. 30). Also, 30% off all retail $15 or more.

KRISTINA RICHARDS: Clearance sale continues through Sunday, discounts up to 75% off

OUR ISLAND APPAREL (online): Buy two t-shirts, get one free on Black Friday. Visit

PINK PINEAPPLE: Cashmere blowout sale starts Black Friday and goes through Monday. Also, the shop is doing buy one get one (a.k.a. bogo) 50% off promos all weekend—Friday, all full price clothing is bogo; Saturday, all home goods are bogo, Sunday, all jewelry bogo; and Monday, the entire store is bogo.

POTTER & CO.: On Black Friday and Saturday, for every purchase of $100 or more receive $10 gift certificate, at $150 a $15 gift certificate, at $200 a $20 gift certificate.  On Black Friday from 8am- 10am, Potter will double the free gift certificates. Specials and items marked on sale both days, and receive a reusable tote bag from The North Face with any purchase of $100 or more

RANEW SALON: Buy 2 get 1 free on ALL products and 20% off all gift cards through Saturday

SEQUIN: It’s Pink Friday at all three locations! Take 30% off your entire purchase 9am-noon, and 20% off your entire purchase from noon to close (offers exclude bangles and are only valid in person the day of November 25). At 119 Bellevue location, you’ll also find 40% off all Badgley Mischka handbags and swimwear, and all Lily Holt shoes priced at just $59.

SOLE DESIRE: 20% off everything in the store (non-sale items) from 7am-12pm

STALISE:  30% off storewide on Black Friday

TEAM ONE NEWPORT: Spend $100 and receive a $10 coupon, spend $200 and receive a $20 coupon (good towards a future purchase). Select items up to 40% off.  

WISH: 20% off purchases on Black Friday (opening at 9am)

Be sure to check back as I’m bound to add even more stores before Friday.

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November 23, 2011 at 9:43 am Leave a comment

Deals & Steals: Hometown Holidays Edition

There’s a ton of holiday sales around Newport and Bristol (click here to find out more about Bristol’s $5000 Snowflake Raffle), making shopping locally a little less brutal on your wallet.  Spot a great sale you want to share? Comment below, email us at, or post a message on our Facebook page.

The Apothecary: Starting today and through tomorrow, shop the fantastic selection of makeup, skin care, fragrance, jewelry, accessories and bath and body care with an additional 15% off your entire retail purchase (excludes sale items), plus find select items 50% off. Enjoy delicious wine, cheese and cookies while you shop, and then take home a gift for yourself…With any purchase of $100 or more The Apothecary will gift you with a complimentary, gorgeous, ultra soft pashmina scarf to glam up any holiday outfit OR a Rare Minerals Eye Cream (while supplies last). 6 Broadway, Newport, 324-6253

Boo Gemes and Sequin: Friends and family (that’s you, Stylephile readers!) are invited to enjoy a 30% off discount at the Bellevue shop’s wine and cheese event Saturday from 2-6 p.m. 119 Bellevue Avenue, Newport,

Sole Desire: The sale is simple: buy one pair, get your second for 50% off. Born, Dansko, Birkenstock, Frye, Merrell, Steve Madden, Sperry, Rocket Dog, Naot, Rainbow and more… 131 Swinburne Row in Brick Market Place, Newport, 846-0067

Erica Zap: Enjoy 15% off regular priced merchandise on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. while sipping warm cider and treats. 477 Thames Street, Newport, 849-4117,

Island Outfitters: Take 20% off full priced merchandise, 50% off summer merchandise and 40% off the weekly featured sale item. Plus, shoppers can enter to win the Island Outfitters  Holiday Raffle for a Holebrook sweater. 473 Thames Street, Newport, 848-9215,

RaNew Salon & Spa: The new salon is hosting an open house Saturday with stylists serving adult beverages from 5-7 p.m. and bargains all day, i.e. buy a $100 gift certificate, receive a $20 gift card free. 580 Thames Street at Wellington Square, 619-4848.

…and the Holiday Sale Anchor Bend Glassworks continues!

December 10, 2010 at 9:22 am Leave a comment

All Dressed Up…

I stopped by Kristina Richards last week and there are a TON of great dresses by Milly and more that you can glam up with sleek, bare legs and a fabulous heel (there’s some fun pairs at Ooh! Ooh! Shoes at Brick Market Place) or dress down with tights (solid or funky – depending on the dress’s fabric and pattern) and a tall boot. Sole Desire had a ton of Frye boots and more, or get even more swanky with a pair of fab Tory Burch boots at Michael Hayes. Eye-catching designs include the trendy “shootie” in black patent leather and the sexy sporty Halima bootie in a bold leopard print (below).


October 21, 2010 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

Boat Show Style Explained…

The Newport International Boat Show kicks off tomorrow, welcoming thousands of visitors from around the region and right here in our backyard to admire the newest sailboats, powerboats, equipment, to attend seminars, mix and mingle and more. It’s the largest in-water boat show in the Northeast and it doesn’t mess around. But it’s more than just jaw-dropping vessels and rolls of rope – there are tons of fashionable exhibitors showcasing stylish accessories and practical must haves, including Style Newport, Francesca Joy and Ella Vickers, to name few. As the temperature changes throughout the day, the breeze can pick up off the water, and hopping all those yachts can be taxing. Dressing smart and the part takes a little thought. Here’s our boat show style tips, trends and essentials:

Hint at a high seas luxury with a classic striped boatneck top, also known as a French sailor shirt. Versions of this beloved look have been spotted recently at Island Outfitters, Island Pursuit and Potter & Co.

Add an extra layer of warmth with a comfortable fleece vest or light jacket (find a nice selection of both at Helly Hansen, Patagonia on Thames and Team One Newport)  and/or a great scarf (a ton to choose from at Ericka Zap).

There are a ton of handouts, samples and information by exhibitors, so in lieu of cramming everything in the provided bag, bring (or buy!) a roomy, sailcloth tote like this one from the fabulous Ella Vickers.

The most valuable fashion advice we can give you though, is this: wear flat or nearly flat, comfortable, easy to get on, easy to get off shoes as almost all boat brokers request you remove your shoes before boarding. Not to worry; “flat” and “comfortable” won’t force you to sacrifice style, as evidenced by the a wall of Tory Burch flats at spotted at Michael Hayes, and tons of other lines at Sole Desire.

Tickets and infomation about the Newport International Boat Show, September 16-19,can be found at:

September 15, 2010 at 11:36 am 4 comments

Deals & Steals: Gold Medal Edition

Inspired by Bode Miller’s or Lindsey Vonn’s gold medals and want to hit the slopes (we won’t discuss Vonn’s wipeout on the super-G yesterday…)? Helly Hansen will hook you up with all Oakley and Smith goggles and Kaenon sunglasses at 25% off. They also have steep markdowns on outwear including the Precon II Jacket (pictured at left), constructed of Helly Tech® waterproof breathable fabrics featuring pit zip vents, a removable hood and multiple pockets (was $269.99, now $190.00). There’s plenty to choose from at all sizes marked down an average of 25%-50%.

Just a few storefronts down Thames Street, Potter & Company has marked down a number of North Face winter favorites including the well-known Denali jacket (the full-zip jacket made from recycled Polartec® 300 series fleece) and Windwall jackets and vest (FYI: you’ll find more smaller sizes left than larger sizes left).

For après skiing comfort, slip your tootsies into the UGG® Bellevue (cheers to Newport!) waterproof boot marked down 25% from $179.99 to at  Sole Desire (pictured at right). For chicer kicks, a bunch of Franco Sarto and Poetic License heels (the latter we featured HERE) are marked down 25%. Oh, and for all of you America’s Cup chasers optimistic that the famed race will once again be held in Newport waters, stock up on your timeless Sperry top-siders, marked down10%.

While spring may be on your mind, there’s a whole lot of winter left here in Newport- stock up!

Helly Hansen, 160 Thames Street, Newport, (401) 849-6666,

Potter & Company, 172 Thames Street, Newport, (401) 847-0392,

Sole Desire, 131 Swinburne Row at Brick Market Place, Newport, (401) 846-0067

February 25, 2010 at 12:06 pm 2 comments

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

Deals & Steals

On Saturday (9/26) Green Envy Eco-Boutique in Newport’s Brick Market Place presents a Revel Seven Jeans and Oceans Stone Jewelry trunk show. The secret to Revel Seven’s soft denim is the organic vegetable dyes, salts, and minerals that give the denim a worn, vintage look without using toxic compounds like potassium permanganate and chemical bleaches. Handcrafted Oceans Stone Jewelry is a celebration of local splendor  made with pebbles found along Newport’s shoreline. The trunk show is from 1pm to 7pm and with the purchase of any Revel Seven or Oceans Stone item you will receive 10% off everything else you purchase from Green Envy that day.

Just a few storefronts away, Sole Desire is offering 50% off shoes marked with a red dot– if you buy a second pair, it’s 60% off that pair. There’s a healthy selection of sale shoes and fall arrivals so there’s no excuse not to stock up.

Down on Bowen’s Wharf and up on Bellevue Avenue, both location of Michael Hayes is having a fabulous sale with 50% to 75% off hundreds of top of the line brands for men and women. From casual duds to more formal frocks, new markdowns are added to the sale daily.

Green Envy Eco-Boutique, 223 Goddard Row, Newport, (401) 619-1993

Sole Desire, 131 Swinburne Row, Newport, (401) 846-0067

Michael Hayes, 202-204 Bellevue Avenue and (401) 846-8390, and 19 Bowen’s Wharf, (401) 849-1888, both in  Newport,

September 24, 2009 at 11:07 am Leave a comment

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