Harper & Tucker

Harper & Tucker is a women's contemporary fashion boutique. We curate consciously and sustainably made apparel and accessories from brands that share our love for the planet + its people.


146 Bellevue Ave
Newport RI 02840

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Health and
Safety Measures

  • Curbside Pickup
  • Delivery
  • Masks Required
  • Open For Shopping
  • Personal Shopping
  • Private Appointments
  • Virtual Shopping

Who We Are

Harper & Tucker is a contemporary fashion boutique based in the coastal oasis of Newport, Rhode Island. We carry a collection of unique pieces you will love, made thoughtfully by labels who share our love for the planet and its people. The Harper & Tucker style is fun, carefree, and bright. We love all things free-spirited, beachy, and bohemian. Harper & Tucker offers a comprehensive and luxurious shopping and styling experience for its customers, prioritizing customer service. We are here to be your personal stylists, treasure hunters, and friends.

Harper & Tucker launched in November 2016 as an online-only boutique in Dallas, TX. The company was founded by friends and co-owners, Dakota Whitworth and Natalie Swift. After nine months of successful online operation they decided to expand their business and open their first brick-and-mortar location. A native Rhode Islander, Dakota knew that Newport was the ideal lifestyle fit for Harper & Tucker. Dakota and Natalie moved all operations from Dallas to Newport in September 2017 and opened its first brick-and-mortar location on the coveted, historical Bellevue Avenue.

Dakota and Natalie named their business “Harper & Tucker” for their two cream golden retrievers, Harper (Natalie’s dog) and Tucker (Dakota’s dog). The two dogs are sisters from the same litter and were born July 2016, just a few months before the company’s launch.

  • Women's Clothing
  • Accessories
  • Jewelry
  • Shoes
  • Bags
  • Beauty + Wellness
  • Home Goods
  • Stationery
  • Gifts

Natalie Swift & Dakota Whitworth

Dakota and Natalie first met while moving into neighboring rooms in a big white sorority house at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A Newport, Rhode Island native, Dakota is East Coast through and through with an unbridled passion for horse back riding, creative writing, vegan cuisine, and all things fashion. While Natalie grew up in sunny Santa Barbara, California feeling most herself outdoors - fly fishing, hiking, and running, as well as reading all things sci-fi and fantasy. These two girls from opposite coasts became fast friends over a heart-to-heart, a night out, and a morning biscuit.

They both coincidentally found their way to Dallas, Texas (Natalie taking a quick detour for a year in Colorado) after graduating from college. They lived a year there in a rush of working long weeks, dressing up, dining, and dreaming on the weekends. It was nearing summertime when both free-spirits were restless in their corporate careers - Dakota working as an Assistant Buyer for Neiman Marcus and Natalie working in B2B sales for a private software company. Motivated by a love of fashion and boutique shopping, Dakota and Natalie dreamed about opening their own store together for months. They wanted to create a place where their individual styles would mingle – feminine but chic, effortless but put together, classic but contemporary. A place where women could have fun with clothes and find everything they would need for any occasion, any destination.

Harper & Tucker is the encapsulation of that vision - a place where they can partner with brands that share their same values, curate unique yet timeless designs, and create a community of brightness and lightness for their customers. They are your friends both inside and outside the shop.

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