About Kristina Richards
A native Rhode Islander, Kristina Richards began her career by designing and producing original handbags and apparel which she sold to exclusive specialty boutiques from New York to Los Angeles. The success of her designs and the demand for her fashion sense prompted her to open Kristina Richards Studio in the scenic, coastal town of Newport, RI in 2001.
Kristina Richards Studio boasts a sophisticated, beach-chic vibe which covers the spectrum, from designer jeans and casual tops to swimwear and skirts to cocktail dresses and semi-precious jewelry. Kristina has found the perfect balance by mixing up and coming designers with mainstream labels, offering a fresh balance of versatile styles. In the Spring of 2011, Kristina expanded her Newport store to include a shoe salon, featuring a full range of styles from beachy thongs to jute espadrilles and peep-toe wedges.
Kristina created such a loyal following in Newport that she opened her second location, the sophisticated and sleek sister store, in nearby Cranston, RI in 2007.
In November of 2012, Kristina relocated her Cranston store to 178 Main Street, East Greenwich RI. You won't find the same clothing that is in the Newport store...the East Greenwich store carries completely different merchandise while maintaining the same impeccable, hip style that is distinctly Kristina Richards.