Hope Street just north of College Hill has plenty of good places to eat, and without a doubt the dishes from those kitchens are made with items from this retailer. Here you can find everything from specialized knifes and pans to industrial-grade appliances and other 'only in Providence' items made by local hands. Moreover, the shop sells useful articles for the kitchen as well, from cookbooks and gloves to salt shakers and everything in-between.
Queen of Hearts is a unique, funky women's clothing and accessory shop in the downcity area of Providence. Inside visitors will find all kinds of shirts, leggings, handcrafted jewelry, shoes and much, much more. Like many other stores in Providence, this one is locally owned and it features products from many locals around town as well as from those around the state. It is the perfect place to shop to rejuvenate the contents of your closet.
It seems that record stores are disappearing by the day in this digitized universe, however this one in Federal Hill not only still sells records, it sells mostly heavy metal and punk music just like in the good ol' days. In addition to vinyl, the shop also has CDs, t-shirts and even old school cassette tapes. The store also has an innumerable amount of rare finds, unheard of bands, books and if you can't find it in-store, the online site has a great listing of what's in stock.
The owners here at this Fox Point neighborhood shop are purveyors of arts and crafts that come from all over the world. Inside they feature ceramics, wood carvings, jewelry, art and much more. The regions in which the objects arise range from Peshawar, Pakistan to Durban, South Africa and each item is guaranteed authentic. One highlight of the shop is the array of dolls and trinkets from Mexico's Day of the Dead celebration.
Olympic Records is not some hall filled with accomplishments from Olympians, but if you love records and everything vinyl, then you've found the right place. Not only will you find vintage 45s, LPs and EPs, but Olympic Records has all kinds of nostalgic memorabilia like record shells, crates, flyers, and posters. The shop is a definite must visit when you're in Fox Point, especially if you still have a record player.
This place touts itself as the biggest bookstore in the smallest state in America, and by the looks of the massive amount of tomes on its shelves, the claim may be true. The Cellar has more than 70,000 titles in all types of different subjects, from art and architecture to New England history and local lore. The shelves also have many first editions, plenty of books for kids, comics, foreign-language material and almost any other subject you can imagine.
This historic forge house turned into a boutique store is tucked away on the far edge of Providence's Fox Point neighborhood, pegged up against the Seekonk River. The owners carefully curate all of the unique items such as scarves, jewelry, home decor, and general bric-a-brac. Some of the designers like Orla Kiely, Emma Bridgewater and Catherine André may not necessarily be household names, but the quality of their items is unparalleled.