2018-12-06 / Around Town

The Comforts and Joys of Shopping Local



Beautiful Irish sweaters, scarves, hats and handbags from Aran Woolen Mills make perfect gifts. (From $38 to $170). Available in a variety of styles and colors at Laura Jean. 198 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, 401-843-5326 Beautiful Irish sweaters, scarves, hats and handbags from Aran Woolen Mills make perfect gifts. (From $38 to $170). Available in a variety of styles and colors at Laura Jean. 198 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, 401-843-5326

Pearls are a classic; at Platinum House choices include freshwater pearls, perfectly round saltwater akoya pearls or baroque pearls. (From $275 to $3,200). 137 Swinburne Row, 401-848-7528. Pearls are a classic; at Platinum House choices include freshwater pearls, perfectly round saltwater akoya pearls or baroque pearls. (From $275 to $3,200). 137 Swinburne Row, 401-848-7528.

TV when it's on, ART when it's off, the 2018 Samsung Frame TV (starting at $1,199) adds a touch of style to any room where standard TVs fall flat. On display and in stock at Flint Audio Video. 77 East Main Road, Middletown, 401-849-2280. TV when it's on, ART when it's off, the 2018 Samsung Frame TV (starting at $1,199) adds a touch of style to any room where standard TVs fall flat. On display and in stock at Flint Audio Video. 77 East Main Road, Middletown, 401-849-2280.

Be close to her heart with a locket from Portobello Jewelers. Wide collection of 14K and 18K gold handcrafted lockets, high polished or diamond accented. Estate lockets and contemporary sterling silver lockets in different shapes and sizes, too. 211 Goddard Row, Brick Market Place, 401-846-4137. Be close to her heart with a locket from Portobello Jewelers. Wide collection of 14K and 18K gold handcrafted lockets, high polished or diamond accented. Estate lockets and contemporary sterling silver lockets in different shapes and sizes, too. 211 Goddard Row, Brick Market Place, 401-846-4137.

This sweet little ornament ($9.95) can be found at Sweet Berry Farm. 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 401-847-3912. This sweet little ornament ($9.95) can be found at Sweet Berry Farm. 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 401-847-3912.

Custom House Blend, a medium-dark roast, and the organic Guatemalan ($14.95 a lb.) are among the bestselling blends at Custom House Coffee. All the coffee is roasted on the premises. Great paired with a ceramic mug ($16.95). 796 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 401-842-0008. Custom House Blend, a medium-dark roast, and the organic Guatemalan ($14.95 a lb.) are among the bestselling blends at Custom House Coffee. All the coffee is roasted on the premises. Great paired with a ceramic mug ($16.95). 796 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 401-842-0008.


“Newport Firsts: A Hundred Claims to Fame,” by Newport researcher and author Brian Stinson is 208 pages filled with Newport history and facts. ($21.99) Available at local book stores, gift shops, and online. “Newport Firsts: A Hundred Claims to Fame,” by Newport researcher and author Brian Stinson is 208 pages filled with Newport history and facts. ($21.99) Available at local book stores, gift shops, and online.

Hammered cuff bracelets, craftsmanship at its finest at Duris Studios, are made of sterling silver, come in a variety of widths and finishes and are tarnish resistant and nickel free. A polishing cloth, which keeps piece shining bright, is included in purchase of any cuff bracelet. (From $120) 480 Thames St., 401-849-1540. Hammered cuff bracelets, craftsmanship at its finest at Duris Studios, are made of sterling silver, come in a variety of widths and finishes and are tarnish resistant and nickel free. A polishing cloth, which keeps piece shining bright, is included in purchase of any cuff bracelet. (From $120) 480 Thames St., 401-849-1540.

This charming sterling silver sled pin ($125) is a classic J.H. Breakell. Beautiful on a coat, scarf or dress all winter. 132 Spring St., 401-849-0195 This charming sterling silver sled pin ($125) is a classic J.H. Breakell. Beautiful on a coat, scarf or dress all winter. 132 Spring St., 401-849-0195

DOGO is the leader in the pet fashions world with a wide selection of dog apparel and accessories with constant update that’s practical, fun, fresh, and in style. Exclusively at Wag Nation. 92 William St., 401-619-3719. DOGO is the leader in the pet fashions world with a wide selection of dog apparel and accessories with constant update that’s practical, fun, fresh, and in style. Exclusively at Wag Nation. 92 William St., 401-619-3719.

Extra cushion added to these boot socks ($22) made by Darn Tough Vermont can be found at Freeman Graves & Sons. Check out all the warm wear at their new location! 178 East Main Road, Middletown, 401-619-5303. Extra cushion added to these boot socks ($22) made by Darn Tough Vermont can be found at Freeman Graves & Sons. Check out all the warm wear at their new location! 178 East Main Road, Middletown, 401-619-5303.

Gifts for her! Luxury fur accessories at Michael Hayes starting at $75. Bundle up with our new arrivals in women's gifts and accessories. 204 Bellevue Ave., 401-846-3090. Gifts for her! Luxury fur accessories at Michael Hayes starting at $75. Bundle up with our new arrivals in women's gifts and accessories. 204 Bellevue Ave., 401-846-3090.

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