India Kenyon has always been creative. Before she opened Cutie Curls, a boutique for women and children located south of Tiverton’s historic Four Corners, she was making art and tutus. Kenyon’s whimsical shop is unique to the area, offering a mix of new and resale along with an event space. “I wanted to offer quality clothing and accessories at consignment prices, but also provide community activities and have a fun gathering place for parents and friends,” she says.
Opened in 2012, the two-floor shop sits in a historic mill built in the 1800s. Inside, Cutie Curls is stocked with a variety of gifts, clothing, jewelry, and a range of home accents designed by Kenyon that feature seashells and mementos set in fiberglass resin. “I love to contribute and give back to our Southcoast community, and feature many local providers at the shop,” says Kenyon.
The second floor is dedicated to children and offers new and consigned clothing and gifts for all ages, as well as toys and craft kits. While parents peruse items, kids can partake in a pixie scavenger hunt, make furry stuffed animals, and build with Legos. Kenyon hosts fun events, including a monthly story time, which she says, “Is a great way for parents and kids to meet.”
As if Kenyon wasn’t busy enough running her shop, she also hosts art classes, fundraisers, and paint nights in her studio space next door. “I’m always eager to adopt new ideas and artistic ventures,” says Kenyon. “The feedback continues to be immensely positive and that fuels my desire to explore ways to enhance community.”
3952 Main Road, Tiverton