6 Rhode Island Boutiques to Freshen Up Your Wardrobe

You’ll want to shop ‘til you drop with these hidden gems of Rhode Island’s fashion scene.
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Inside J Marcel. Photo from J Marcel’s Facebook page.

This article was created in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce.

While it may be easy to shop online for new ‘fits, the benefit of shopping local is what you don’t see on your screen. Plus, what’s better than supporting local businesses? Get shopping!

J Marcel

New clothes make us feel empowered, and that’s what J Marcel strives to help customers with every day since 2008. The boutique offers affordable apparel, jewelry and footwear in an all-inclusive and friendly environment. Plus, every item you purchase will be matched and sent to Sojourner House in Providence to help victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

The details: 808 Hope St., Providence, 401-383-9777, jmarcel.com


Capucine – The Art of Clothing

Capucine offers a variety of upscale casual clothing featuring hip designers. The unique inventory changes frequently, but the excellent customer service doesn’t. Owner Heidi Keller always makes sure you feel welcome and sends you off with whatever you’re looking for.

The details: 359 S. Main St., Providence, 401-273-6622


Galapagos Boutique

Everyone at Galapagos loves fashion, and they certainly show it when you stop by this charming boutique. There are two floors of thoughtfully arranged unique pieces of casual chic clothing and accessories for both men and women. You’ll find everything from the hottest trends to trendsetting designs that are sure to make you stand out.

The details: 5193 Old Post Rd., Charlestown, 401-322-3000, shopgalapagos.com


Green Ink

You can think of Green Ink Boutique as the place for women who want to dress well without too much fuss. And at all locations, the staff is there to help you. Each designer is chosen thoughtfully for their ever evolving inventory, so that everyone can express themselves to the fullest.

The details: 89 Brown St., Wickford, 401-294-6266; 199 Wayland Ave., Providence, 401-421-0250, greeninkboutique.com


Mandarine Boutique 

The Mandarine Boutique has helped visitors to Newport hone an exotic, resort-style flair for their wardrobe. While the shop may be hidden, your inner fashionista will not be disappointed by stopping by. The retail team also offers consultations and knowledgeable views on the latest trends.

The details: 16 R Bannister’s Wharf, Newport, 401-848-9360, terramandarine.com 


Elle G 

If you’re looking for contemporary styles at great prices, Elle G is the boutique for you. The store has a wide range of unique, everyday pieces, with some extra eye-catching dresses here and there. Products include clothing, jewelry and accessories, all hand selected with you in mind.

The details: 330 Main St., Wakefield, 401-284-2091, shopelleg@gmail.com, IG: @shopelleg, ellegri.com


Shine Boutique

Have yourself a day and shop your heart out after getting a blowout at Shine Boutique. It’s your one-stop shop for full hair services while promoting local labels. Nestled right in the heart of North Scituate historic village, you can find clothing, accessories, shoes and home goods.

The details: 177 Danielson Pike., North Scituate, 401-764-5920, shineboutiqueri.com


Editor’s note: This article was updated from a previous version published in June of 2020.

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