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Hot Holiday Buys at RI Boutiques

Saturday, December 03, 2011


Whether you're shopping for your mom, daughter, wife, girlfriend (or yourself), here are what some of our favorite local boutiques are reporting are the holiday's hottest must-haves.

Kristina Richards Studio: Sparkles

Accessories steal the show this season at this fabulous boutique in both Newport and Cranston, and cute, sparkly clutches and bracelets lead the way. Remember: one size fits all--it's the perfect gift! Hot buys: Elaine Turner clutches and sequined flats, Gerard Yosca earrings, Lionette pendant and 3 drop necklace and Chamak sparkle bangles. From$58 to $195. 17 Touro St, Newport, 848-5284;

Beaded clutches from Elaine Turner dazzle at Kristina Richards

1000 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston, 270-0188; www.kristinarichards.com

Pink Pineapple: Luxury, comfort

Luxurious comfort is the word at this fun Newport boutique, and this season's hottest grabs are teardrop-shape, semi-precious stone earrings ($28 in 6-7 different colors). These little beauties are great for gifts or to accentuate your own holiday outfit. More hot commodities: chunky necklaces and bracelets, plus layering bracelets in silver and gold with flowers, sparkles and other designs to mix and match. Finally, don't miss Pink Pineapple's cashmere sweaters which are on incredible sale right now (25-75% off). 380 Thames St, Newport, 849-8181; pinkpineappleshop.com

ZuZu's Petals: All about the lace

Romance rules all this season, from attire to accessories. Lace in particular is really hot, with lace earrings and dresses being Zuzu's favorite themes right now. Look for delicate style from Nicole

Faux fur necker from Anthropologie is instantly glamorous, totally modern

Miller, Milly, Shoshanna, and Tibi on this boutique's racks, and play with these beautiful lacy earrings embedded with Austrian crystals as the perfect holiday party accent. 165 Main St, East Greenwich, 398-1199; 1000 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston, 369-7440; 288 Thayer St, Providence, 331-9846; zuzusri.com

Anthropologie: Vintage Vibes

No one makes vintage work better in modern life than Anthropologie, and this faux fur necker ($98) is a glamorous touch to any winter ensemble, and one of its hottest gift items right now. More hot vintage gifts, according to the Garden City-based shop, are bow-kissed rich brown leather gloves ($78) and a bow-peep headband straight out of the '20s ($32). Garden City, 56 Hillside Rd, Cranston, 275-0205; www.anthropologie.com

Chace N Lulu: Updated monogram

Personal monogrammed items continue to be hot, hot, hot this season. Initial necklaces come in 4 different lengths and can be specifically ordered plus monogrammed jewelry by Moon and Lola. For nights out, monogrammed clutches are a girl's best friend, whether a monogrammed beaded clutch by Moyna or in cotton by Queen Bee. 17 Bowens Wharf, Newport, 847-9151; Chace N Lulu on Facebook, here.

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