Newport is home to many quaint specialty stores, all generally within walking distance. Bellevue Avenue and Upper and Lower Thames Street are home to a large number of shops, along with shops by Bannister and Bowen's Wharf. A collection of some of the more interesting shops are below.

  • Armchair Sailor
    543 Thames Street
    Newport, RI
    (401) 847-4252

    Armchair Sailor hosts a number of nautical navigation charts, both originals and reproductions.

  • The Magic Studio
  • 433 Thames St # 4
    Newport, RI 02840-6727
    (401) 841-0735
    Open Daily 10am-5pm
  • www.magicandpranks.com
  • The Magic Studio celebrating 15 years of business.  The Magic Studio sells magic, jokes, juggling, puppets, novelty and kites for all ages and skill level.  Staff are knowledgable and demo's products including magic, juggling and kites. Products ranges from a dollar and up. Store neat and clean.

  • Scrimshanders
    14 Bowen's Wharf
    Newport RI 02840
    (401)849-5680
    brian@scrimshanders.com

    A store that celebrates the famed art of ivory whale bone carvings, Scrimshander contains a number of hand-engraved pieces by the owner, Brian Kiracofe. Certainly a unique American tradition, you will hardly find many other places that feature scrimshaw art.
  • Stardust
    359 Thames Street
    Newport, RI 02840
    (877) 782-7378

    A collection of antiques, Stardust is the only "House of Lords" (highest quality and preference) dealer for Harmony Kingdom figurines in New England.
  • Frazzleberries - Newport's Country Store
  • 475 Thames Street
  • Newport, RI 02840
  • (401) 841-9899
  • www.frazzleberries.com
  • Newport's Country Store features a charming collection of coastal country home furnishings and gifts that each capture the essence of Newport and Aquidenck Island. Frazzleberries is located in a quaint 1800's storefont along Lower Thames Street - Newport's Historic Waterfront.
  • Bellevue Avenue Merchants Association A unique collection shops, art galleries, restaurants and boutiques.  Located between Bowen's Wharf and the famed Cliff Walk, minutes from Newport Beach and the Newport mansions.  Shop, dine, spend the day on Newport's historic Bellevue Avenue.

  • Cadeaux du Monde
    26 Mary Street
    Newport, RI 02840
    (401) 848-0550

    Offering traditional art and handcraft from all over the world, you are assured to get a unique gift here.
  • Aardvark Antiques
    9 JT O'Connell Highway
    Newport, RI 02840
    (401) 849-7233

    Aardvark Antiques maintains one of the finest collections of indoor and outdoor antiques in the country, from furniture, to rugs, stained glass, sculptures and more.

  • The Armory
    365 Thames Street
    Newport, RI 02840
    (401) 848-2398

    Situated in a former armory, whence it derives its name, the Armory is a vast collection of antique dealers, which offers antiques, fine china and more.