For those with a keen eye for fashion mixed with fun, Pink Pineapple would be a hard shop to walk by without going inside. Then comes the really tough part; how do you not buy it all? You could outfit yourself from head to toe, as this boutique offers everything from dresses and cashmere to jewelry and accessories.
Owner Stacie Hall has had her store for nine years, but she actually started out in fashion 19 years ago as a designer for a menswear line in San Francisco. Eight years back, she started producing her own cashmeres, which are the thing she is best known for. The huge and colorful selection will be perfect for the upcoming chilly fall months; these will be a go-to item every year when you step outside and feel those first brisk notes of autumn air.
It’s tough sometimes to find a shop that would appeal not only to the trendy mature woman but also to her ever “in the know” daughter. Their jewelry line is chic and simple but always playful and eye-catching; each item has the market potential to be the next hot buy, regardless of a customer’s age. While looking through the collection, I found myself actually wanting every single one, which for a savvy shopper like me is uncommon. I usually have one or two articles that are a must-have for me, but here I could close my eyes, pick blindly and walk away with an accessory I would wear for years to come. The timelessness of their mostly nautical themes is part of the appeal, but in a balanced way: stylish and classic but not at all plain or boring.
Hall knows that accessories can really make an outfit pop, saying “I personally love a bit of bling with everything. I’m a huge boho jeans girl and adding some bold pieces always makes me feel dressier.” Catering to the idea that a woman can feel comfortable in a casual outfit and then jazz it up with a few simple additions, this shop will take you from day to night. One of their best sellers is an anchor link bracelet that would compliment any outfit. With prices that would appeal to shoppers at any budget, the shop is also the perfect place to send a man for gift buying; there is no wrong choice to be made.
If shoppers are looking for what is trending this season, Hall says, “Military is still topping the charts, as well as chunky sweaters and shawls.” Hall is someone who knows how to make other women look and feel their best; her philosophy is, “It’s not what you put on, it’s how it looks on you.”
You can get the latest items on her webpage, which will have you browsing through the entire site; but the next time you are strolling through Newport or Portsmouth and you come across Pink Pineapple, be sure to take a look around. The bright colors and vibrant atmosphere will brighten your day.