Rhody Gem: The Lady Next Door in Warren

January 2023


What it is:

A boutique filled with all things vintage and antique – from fashion and jewelry to housewares, decor, and textiles – even the occasional light fixture or three.

Where to find it:

Look for the teal building on Water Street in Warren, a short walk from The Square Peg. If you see two large windows and, weather-permitting, wares and chairs out front, you’re in the right place. 

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

Owner Christine Stulik isn’t just selling cool old stuff; she’s curating a retro lifestyle. “I always say it's like exploring your cool grandma's attic,” says Stulik. The Lady Next Door isn’t new – it’s been in business for over 40 years; Stulik bought it from original owner Sandra Nathanson in June of 2020, after moving back home to the East Bay from NYC during the pandemic. “I was an old friend of the shop and had been frequenting since high school,” says Stulik, who credits Nathanson for sparking her love of vintage. “It's been a wonderful journey taking over the store, breathing new life into it, getting to know the incredible community of Warren and the larger East Bay, and honoring Sandy's memory through it all (who passed December 2020).” Be on the lookout for shop dog Poppy, and visit the shop’s Instagram account for updates and peeks of what’s “new” as modeled by Stulik herself.

The Lady Next Door196 Water Street, Warren


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