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Thursday, February 23, 2017

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Laura Jean Denim to Change Ownership in 2017

After more than 12 years, Laura Jean Denim will have new ownership beginning on February 1, 2017. Storeowner and Newport local, Laura Flynn, founded her company in 2005 with the mission of bringing fashionable, comfortable clothing to Newport. Flynn shared the news with customers and friends via an e-mail on Thursday morning. “I am happy

#ShopSmall Gift Guide: Stand-out Stocking Stuffers

Shopping for stocking stuffers? Two local stores you don’t want to miss during the Newport Holiday Stroll are Soap & Water and Scrimshanders on Bowen’s Wharf. In Soap & Water, you’ll find a stand-out inventory of luxurious bath & body products for men and women, as well as exceptional items for the home. In Scrimshanders, you’ll find unique,

#ShopSmall Gift Guide: Shopping for Fashion-Forward Friends

Ladies, do you have a fashion-forward friend or family member to shop for on your Christmas list? If yes, then Rochelle’s on Thames and Sail Loft at Bowen’s Wharf are two local must-stop shops during the Newport Holiday Stroll this weekend. At Rochelle’s, the boutique’s large selection of affordable outfits and accessories offers great gifts for trendy 20-somethings. And

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More Than 50 Local Businesses Will Participate in Inaugural Newport Holiday Stroll

Dozens of local retail stores, restaurants and hotels are currently preparing for the inaugural Newport Holiday Stroll,  a two-weekend event aimed at promoting Newport as New England’s Premier Holiday Shopping Destination. The 2016 Newport Holiday Stroll, scheduled for December 3rd – 4th and 10th – 11th, will feature free parking, complimentary gift wrapping, sip & shops, 15% discount at

15 Reasons to Shop and Dine Local This Holiday Season

Photo via Bowen’s Wharf We hear a lot about “shop local”, “support local”, “eat local” and so on. We say it, share it and preach it; this holiday season it’s time to follow through and actually do it! Let’s face it once the new year hits, Newport and the rest of Aquidneck Island gets VERY quiet

POLL: Holiday Spending and Shopping

We’d like to know what you’re thinking. Beginning today, WhatsUpNewp and WhatsUpRhodeIsland will initiate weekly polling on a variety of topics. By participating you’ll be sending an important message to decisions, from your local city or town government to federal elected officials. With the holiday season upon us, we’re interested to measure whether shoppers will

Unique Holiday Gift Pairs Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity with a Donation to Historic Preservation

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for someone who has everything? Shoppers in search of a unique present need look no further than a ticket to luxury with the Live the Gilded Life Sweepstakes. Gift givers can feel good that with each tax-deductible donation they make, they’re helping to preserve some of America’s greatest architectural treasures while

Local Business Owners to Host Inaugural Newport Holiday Stroll in December

Newport Holiday Stroll will offer free parking, complimentary gift wrapping, uniformed store hours, special events, in-store offers, special events and discounts at local restaurants. Every dollar that you, we and I spend at an independent business returns three times more money to the local economy than one spent at a chain, that’s the thought process behind

North Sails

North Sails Store Will Open 2nd US Retail Location in Newport on October 17th

North Sails, a world wide leader in sail making who already calls Newport home of their world headquarters, will open its second US retail location in the heart of Newport at 172 Thames Street (formerly A Christmas To Remember and Potter & Co.) on Monday, October 17th. The new location in Newport joins Annapolis in offering the brands signature outerwear,

USA Athletes Competing in Rio 2016 Olympic Games Receive Bags That Were Made in Newport

Ralph Lauren, the official outfitter of the 2016 USA Olympic Team, identified a select group of manufacturers from across the United States to produce Team USA’s opening and closing ceremony uniforms—from yarn to dye to finished product. Each Olympic athlete competing in the Rio 2016 Games reportedly received a sailcloth duffel and tote bag from

Sole Food, Teysha Weaves the Way

There are always so many intriguing vendors at Newport Folk Festival. You can find anything from hand drawn and embossed stationary to jewelry made of sterling cutlery. What caught my eye most this year was a booth selling crafted boots made from handwoven textiles. The company is called Teysha (Tay-sha), based in Austin, Texas, selling footwear and

Marc Allen Fine Clothiers’ Window Display Wins 1st Place at Newport Flower Show

Marc Allen Fine Clothiers, with locations in Providence and Newport, Rhode Island was named the best ‘Retail Window Display’ among  local businesses for its artful and elegant design during the 21st annual Newport Flower Show.   The winning display, located at 142 Bellevue Avenue, features samples of Marc Allen’s bespoke, made-to-measure and ready-to-wear wear clothing,

WUN’s Founder Launches His New Company’s Line of Sunglasses Made From Recycled Ocean Plastic

Since launching What’sUpMartha and What’sUpNetworks back in 2009, Rob Ianelli went on to launch What’sUpTuck, What’sUpStowe and What’sUpNewp. After handing over the reigns of “What’sUp” to Ryan Belmore, Rob went on to launch Brewsees Eyewear and Norton Point, an eyewear brand based on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, MA Today, June 8, 2016 and in conjunction

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