If you’ve shopped in Providence, you’ve probably heard of Queen of Hearts and Modern Love, beloved downtown staples for fashion and gifts. The joint space got its start when owner Karen Beebe, a former bartender and fashion designer, decided to expand her holiday pop-up shops. Beebe opened Queen of Hearts as an artisan, consignment-based clothing and accessory store; after moving to a new, larger location on Westminster, she transitioned to wholesale in order to offer a wider range of inventory. In 2010, when the neighboring space closed up shop, she opened Modern Love.
Today at Queen of Hearts you can find women’s clothing and accessories, including a wide range of sunglasses and jewelry at affordable price points. Modern Love originated as a shoe store; while the shop has phased out its footwear offerings, its inventory is growing daily, including more home gifts and culinary goods. The selection changes constantly, so be sure to pop by and check out the goods – and grab an adorable piece of jewelry (or five) while you’re at it.
Queen of Hearts and Modern Love
220/222 Westminster Street • 421-1471