Rhody Gem: Carmen & Ginger

July 2020


We’re on the hunt for Rhody Gems! Every neighborhood has that secret, hidden, cool and unusual, or hole-in-the-wall spot that locals love. Email or tag us on social media using #RhodyGem to suggest yours, and we might just feature it!


What it is:

Carmen & Ginger is vintage shop focusing on cat- and dog-themed antiques, artisan wares, and gifts. Featuring an eclectic mix of retro novelties, this store is a can’t-miss.    


Where to find it:

You may remember Carmen & Ginger from its former life in the historic Arcade in Providence. Recently moved to Tiverton Four Corners Historic District, watch for the yellow house on Main Road next to The Cheese Wheel and across from Four Corners Grille.


What makes it a Rhody Gem?

A browser’s dream, everything is hand-selected to fit the quirky retro aesthetic, with antique chalkware statues, feline silhouettes, and plenty of pet bow ties on display. Named after a beloved cat, Carmen, and dog, Ginger, this award-winning vintage goods store has returned to its roots to now specialize in curios for pets and pet lovers alike. Says owner Christine Francis, “The new location allowed us to make a fresh start with a new twist while also appealing to long-time customers.” Find costume jewelry, accessories, and a few racks of artfully arranged clothing among puppy paraphernalia and kitschy summer items. Following customer capacity guidelines, you can visit during store hours or make an appointment and feel safe using a touchless checkout system.


3842 Main Road, Tiverton • @carmenandginger


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