Shopping in Providence and the surrounding areas range from boutiques to department stores. Connected to the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Omni Providence, Providence Place ( also referred to as Providence Place Mall) offers visitors a mall with more than 170 shopping, dining and entertainment options.
Funky urban chic can be found at one of the many boutiques on Thayer and Wickenden streets, both on the city's tony East Side. From the hip downtown neighborhood, to elegant Wayland Square and eclectic Federal Hill, there is lots to see and buy. For those looking to make something old, new again, Providence offers a fun and eclectic vintage retail scene.
Garden City Center, in nearby Cranston, R.I., offers a unique mix of sophisticated shops, eateries and boutiques. Located just 10 minutes from Providence, its charming village design invites open-air shopping for all seasons.