Rhody Gem: Affordable High Fashion in Downtown Providence at Bobbles & Lace

January 2024

What it is:

A clothing store focused on affordable high fashion.


Where it is:

Just off of Fountain Street, close to Murphy’s Pub, find Bobbles & Lace on the street level of the red brick Nightingale Building.   


What makes it a Rhody Gem?

Bobbles & Lace is a store committed to making high fashion affordable, so wearers can feel confident and always look their best. Lindsay Rando opened the first store with her aunt in Massachusetts, and franchised in 2022. Laurel Handel Polselli owns the new location in Providence. “Fashion is for everyone,” Polselli states, and the city storefront is there “to dress all women of any age and size.” Equipped with three dressing rooms and hands-on stylists ready to assist “with zippers and buttons, or advising clients on how to wear a certain item or how many different ways it can be worn,” the space feels chic and inviting so that every customer is made to feel like a queen. The boutique offers everything from denim and shoes to hats and handbags, along with athleisure and evening wear. “Whether you have a work dinner, a wedding, or a date on the couch, you’ll look fabulous doing it,” Polselli promises. Inventory changes often, so there are always new styles.


Bobbles & Lace Providence

100 Mathewson Street



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