New ‘Guide To RI Vintage’

A new guide to the local vintage shopping scene has been launched thanks to Christine Francis of Carmen & Ginger (formerly in the Arcade, now in Tiverton). While her first guide covered Providence, the new version includes vintage shops, pop-ups, and online sellers around the state. Hard copies can be found at participating vendors. I picked one up at Rocket to Mars on Broadway, barging in on owner Jennifer Ricci who was in the middle of a phone call. This gave me time to poke around this extraordinary collection of glassware, lampshades, wall art, jewelry, ash trays, tray trays, vases, and several racks of clothing (zero mustiness) while Siouxsie and the Banshees enhanced my mood. There’s some fantastic furniture too. Out on the sidewalk the display is more seasonal with baskets and hampers and coolers and beach chairs.

See the guide at Facebook and IG.

Rocket to Mars, Friday and Saturday, 11am to 6pm/ Sunday 11am to 5pm, 144 Broadway, (directions)


Jennifer and I both have high regard for the marketing efforts of Carmen & Ginger owner, Christine Francis. These guides take a huge amount time and effort, and they benefit the entire vintage scene, including the many shoppers who arrive from out-of-state. Plus she’s smart and fun and her new store in Tiverton is awesome.


A profusion.

Love this rocker.

The guide includes a map and key, and QR codes to IG and FB.


Participating vendors:

Little City Thrifty
Archetype Vintage
The Red Velvet Shoe Vintage
Vintage Haven
Gina’s Vintage
Carmen & Ginger
Candy’s Curiosities & Vintage (Oddities Shop)
Cellar Stories
Folk Vintage
little lady baby vintage
Nostalgia Antiques & Collectibles
Old as Adam Antiques & Americana
Old Bag Vintage
Redbridge Antiques
Rocket to Mars
Space Cadets Vintage
The Find on 6
The Lady Next Door
The Nest
The Vault Collective
Top Shelf Vintage Co
Vintage Feather Finds
White Buffalo
Analog Underground
Halls on Broadway
Olympic Records
Tall Tumbleweed

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