June 30, 2020 | Isabelle Paquette, Rhode Island Monthly

While it may be easy to shop online for all your new summer outfits, the benefit of shopping local is what you don’t see on your screen. This list is a great place to start to find something original, unusual and perhaps never-before-seen on anyone else. Plus, what’s better than being helped by a passionate and knowledgeable business owner and helping to support local? Get shopping!

New clothes make us feel empowered, and that’s what J Marcel strives to help customers with every day since 2008. The boutique has offered affordable apparel, jewelry and footwear in an all-inclusive and friendly environment. Plus, every item you purchase will be matched and sent to Sojourner House in Providence to help victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

How to shop: New in-store hours through the end of June, Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Masks are required inside.

The details: 808 Hope St., Providence, 401-383-9777, jmarcel.com. Click here to read more…