Nestled in Old Almy Village in Portsmouth is Mommy & Me of Newport – an infant and child consignment shop run by Elizabeth Haverington Silva. This truck driver turned mom says she never meant to be a small business owner, but she’s so glad she is.
Elizabeth opened Mommy & Me in Middletown in 2009 when her favorite consignment shop closed in 2008. “I fell in love with consignment in general,” says Elizabeth. “You’re spending a fraction of what you would spend going somewhere else.” This makes sense to me – why spend a ridiculous amount of money on children’s clothes that they’ll grow out of in a few months? Every- thing in her store is gently used except for Melissa & Doug products and the occassional clothing and toy product.
Her cozy new location in Portsmouth is open six days a week with clothes in sizes from infant to 16 youth. There are also maternity and nursing clothes for moms. The clothes are adorable – I found a ridiculously cute pair of Hartstrings pants in a dog pattern that made me wish I knew a little kid to buy them for. She also makes Pinterest-inspired “onesie cupcakes” and “diaper cakes” for baby shower gifts. The diaper cakes are made to look like a cake but are made with – you guessed it – different sizes of diapers. These can also be made to order too.
Whether you’re in the market for clothes, toys, or strollers, Mommy & Me is a warm and welcoming place that will make you, your kids and your wallet happy.
Mommy & Me of Newport
1016 East Main Road, Portsmouth