Kristina Richards Makes Splashy Landing On Main Street

A plain insurance company storefront is transformed into a pretty and polished women's fashion boutique.

Main Street's newest business has a strong gasp effect on first-time visitors – Kristina Richards is, there's no other word for it, gorgeous. It's all the more astonishing to recall the former tenant of 178 Main St. was Allstate Insurance. 

Of course, there's been a Kristina Richards shop in Newport for many years, 11 to be exact. And there was one in Cranston, but owner (and namesake) Kristina Richards said she wanted to give Main Street EG a try. The fact she's a resident of nearby Cowesett doesn't hurt. 

Richards, a clothing designer herself, opened the Newport store after having lived in New York City. She returned to Rhode Island, where she's from, and saw she could fill a void, providing chic, sophisticated women's fashions. 

The East Greenwich shop, which opened in November, carries such designers as Alice + Olivia, Sam Edelman, J Brand, and Cynthia Vincent to name a few, from shoes and boots, to bags, clothing and jewelry. 

The shop is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 


Shopper one December 13, 2012 at 12:22 PM
A good companion to Frills Upscale Moms can shop for themselves at Kristina Richards while their daughters fi d younger generation clothes and accessories at Frills
Camille Speca December 14, 2012 at 04:58 PM
This is a wonderful store, and exactly what EG needs! I am very happy she decided to open a store on Main Street - good luck, I will be spending alot of time in this shop!
KL Bernard December 18, 2012 at 12:05 PM
I love the Newport shop! The EG boutique is just as beautiful. The clothes shoes and accessories are great. Staff is wonderful


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