Rhody Gem: x&o boutique

February 2021


What it is:

A women’s boutique that seeks to offer a new perspective on the Newport fashion scene with everything from casual wear to luxury pieces and clothing lines from around the world.


Where to find it:

Next to The International Tennis Hall of Fame and centrally located along Bellevue Avenue, watch for the “x&o” printed on their window.


What makes it a Rhody Gem?

This boutique is all about personality, which you’ll discover immediately if you choose to ride out this last leg of the pandemic Instagram shopping – owners Michaela Gouveia and Leslie Cathers fill their feed with videos sashaying in elegant silk, giving tours of new merchandise, and punctuating every announcement with “Queens!” And when you visit, you’re a part of the glamourous party. The pair opened up shop last summer and have infused the space with pops of color in rainbow assortments of iridescent handbags, dreamy floor-length cardigans, and plenty of animal print. “We love to find unusual lines from across the world and from right in our backyards with local vendors,” Gouveia and Cathers agree. “From Italy to India to Miami, we research and seek out clothing and accessories that are wearable and unique.” Each piece is chosen with the goal of making women look and feel their best.

x&o boutique190 Bellevue Ave, Newport • 401-619-2525 • @xandobellevue


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