If bags are your thing then set sail for Wickford because Canvas Works Plus will be your heaven. In this shop there are over 22 lines of bags, backpacks, purses and accessories represented by brands such as Vera Bradley, Bungalow 360, Baggalini and Scout. There is something for every taste, from sleek and subtle to bold and wild.
But don’t stop there. For new owners Linda and Vinny Mitchell and their daughter Carrie, this colorful boutique is a family affair. They have expanded their wares, and in one stop you will find something for everyone, including the kids.
The women’s clothing selections are gorgeous. Scrumptious soft sweaters are paired with beautiful trousers and teamed up with scarves from the largest selections I’ve seen in one shop. Catching my eye were the stunning open weave jackets from Lu Lu B and the bright color selections on the hand sewn and hand dyed line by Mill Valley of California. Many of the selections throughout the store, not only in the clothing, are made from eco-friendly materials and dyes. Linda and Carrie are keen to seek out products that are unique, environmentally sound and made in the USA. As Carrie jokes, “We are earthy without the crunch.”
Treats for the feet are abundant with cozy slippers and fun flip-flops. A whole wall is dedicated to men’s and women’s socks in funky and fun designs. Accessories include recycled aluminum jewelry in fresh designs and hair clips covered in vintage Japanese kimono fabric. There are accessories for the home as well including wall plaques, coasters, French butter crocks and a special food section set aside for yummy jams, dip mixes, maple sugar candies and sea salt caramels.
The children’s section alone is worthy of a trip. Imagination plays a huge role in the items that Linda chooses to carry. Books are high on the list and one line has stories but leaves the illustration up to the child. There are magnetic play figures of all types, art kits and much, much more. All in all, there is plenty to love.
10 Main St, North Kingstown