Shop Rhode Island
You can shop-til-you-drop in Rhode Island without ever exhausting the stores, shops, boutiques and vendors in this state.
Antiques are very Rhode Island. Since Providence was a port of call for people coming into the United States, whatever they cherished and brought along or had sent to them are now antiques twice or three times over again. Antique dealers know what these items are and how to sniff them out. The items they do find are sold in shops from one end of the state to the other.
Newport has the largest concentration of antique shops in the state. You can find the finest clocks, furniture, jewelry, nauticals, stained glass, bronze statuary, fine art, 19th century furniture, porcelain, glass, ceramics, mirrors, lamps, chinaware, books, dolls, dollhouses, silver, quilts, coins, stamps, postcards, magazines and much, much more. This small town has a concentration of over 20 antique shops.
Across the channel and further up the western side of Narragansett Bay is East Greenwich where you can find a one-owner, 10,000 square foot shop called the Country Squire Antiques. This shop is located in the very historic Hill & Harbor District. This Country Squire shop has a wide range of antique furniture and home accessories.
Wickford Village is a quaint New England town from more than a century ago. It is also on the western shore of Narragansett Bay. Early history of the 1700s in our country is represented here in its historic homes, gardens, churches and its harbor location. The Wickford Village Association invites one and all to Come to Historic Wickford Village year round.
For those who call the mall a destination spot, Providence is awaiting your arrival. Just when you thought things couldn’t get much better, Providence Place presents itself. This mall is a “destination spot” for visitors, travelers and residents alike. 170 stores are sure to offer something for everyone. Providence Place is the essence of Providence downtown. Its architecture, location, streetscape and interior design makes this destination into a real shopping experience.
Mall Mecca is spelled W-A-R-W-I-C-K and the reason is clear as you arrive in the town of Warwick, Rhode Island. The Warwick Mall is both a physical space and a cyberspace experience. It allows the feel of department store shopping and the luxury of wide selection. While you enjoy this shopping experience, children can enjoy the arcade, your pet can be groomed or the family can enjoy dining together at one of the 12 restaurants in this mall which is anchored by JC Penney, Macy’s and Old Navy.
Sprinkled throughout the state and especially concentrated within South County are many gift shops, specialty stores, visitor centers and galleries. Looking for a weathervane? Be sure that Bristol is on your itinerary. The Crosswinds Gallery may have just the thing. From the occult to our American heritage or futuristic fantasy, it’s not difficult to find it in Rhode Island. You need to go to Newport’s Scrimshanders for carved scrimshaw jewelry from the Bowen’s Wharf shop.
Discount Department Stores
This is quite appropo as Rhode Island become home to the very first discount department store in the United States ... Ann and Hope in 1962. Two locations of the Ann and Hope Discount Department Store are still operating in Rhode Island. One is located on Ann and Hope Way in Cumberland, Rhode Island. The other is on the Post Road (Route 1) in Warwick. This proves there is no question that the shopping experience Mill Outlet lives on in Rhode Island.
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