Newport’s bustling Thames Street has a new fashionable shop that will help you look your best everywhere from yoga class to seaside cocktails. Owner Jackie Hopkins, a former surf industry sales rep and practicing yogi, opened Balance on Thames in January, but soon after realized she needed more space to accommodate the number of shoppers coming in.
This past October, Jackie opened a larger space a few doors down from her original location, featuring a well-curated selection of activewear and beach lifestyle brands. The new space features Jackie’s husband’s artwork, Driftwood Mosaics. “Customers have already commented on how much they like the new space and feel at home here,” says Jackie.
Cozy graphic sweatshirts can be found at the store, as well as stylish athletic and yoga wear and unique swimwear. In addition, you can find going out pieces such as slip dresses, chunky knits, blouses, hats, clutch bags and jewelry. “My ideal customer is someone looking to express herself in many different ways,” says Jackie. “Women today are active, busy people and they need to be able to shop where they can get items for all aspects of their life.”
Balance on Thames
391 Thames Street, Newport • 401-215-5862