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December 17, 2013

The Hoboken Girl Candle by Bloomsbury Sq – Holiday Shopping Option in Hoboken

Not that it isn’t already official but The Hoboken Girl is no longer just a blogger but a lifestyle brand in Hoboken, NJ. She not only does photography but now is into the candle making business as well. You go girl! Read below for more information for a holiday gift idea uniquely Hoboken……

The Hoboken Girl Candle by Bloomsbury Sq

Debuts in Hoboken Boutiques

Hoboken Girl Candle 1

Niambi of Bloomsbury Sq, a local Hoboken and Union City bath and body company  (www.bloomsburysq.com), and Jennifer Casson of HobokenGirl.com teamed up to create a limited edition, all-natural candle to be sold in stores for the holidays.

“What we created is an exceptionally pleasing scent now know as the Hoboken Girl Jersey Bloom Candle: featuring an aromatic blend of oils inspired by all of the irresistible, glamorous, and fearless women that light up our Mile Square city (and who inspire me daily to write my blog and explore our amazing city!).” – Jeneifer Casson Hoboken Girl Blog

This all-natural candle is a blend of vanilla to soothe, Lemon for optimism and a bit of sass, and sweet basil for clarity…all necessities for being a Hoboken girl! Each candle is hosted in a beautiful mercury glass jar which is excitingly decor-worthy and reusable as well – once you have lit the candle to entirety.

To order these adorable gifts in time for the holidays, please visit www.bloomsburysq.com,  or email niambi@bloomsburysq.com. For a direct link to the candle to purchase, click this link:
http://www.bloomsburysq.com/#!product/prd2/1468412051/hoboken-girl-jersey-bloom-candle.

The candle is also sold at Aaraa Boutique (6th Street between Grand & Adams Street in Hoboken) and at Mint Market (303 1st Street).

A full link to the Hoboken Girl article:
http://hobokengirl.com/holiday-shopping-guide-the-hoboken-girl-candle-by-bloomsbury-sq/

Hoboken Girl Gift Set

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October 11, 2013

Washington Street Shuffle – Poor Cat Designs Opens in Hoboken with Unique Jewelry Offerings

Poor Cat Designs Hoboken Jewelry

Poor Cat Designs is officially open in Hoboken and is ready to sell its unique jewelry to a broader market. Located at 716 Washington Street this jeweler has stores in New Jersey, New York and Florida. Hoboken is their latest location.

About Poor Cat Designs – from their website:

“Forged from equal parts creativity, craft, and curiosity, Poor Cat® is the subtle expression of both maker and symbol. Working in platinum, 24-karat and 18-karat yellow gold, 18-karat white gold, 18-karat pink gold, and sterling silver, Poor Cat’s collection captures the richness and innate energy of precious metals. The power of iconography lies in its subjectivity.

Symbols denote what we desire them to be. Anything and everything can be infused with meaning. Poor Cat finds its following in this belief. Having already captivated the devotion of rock stars, celebrities, teenage trendsetters, and prominent players in the design, architecture, and fashion world, Poor Cat is ready to inspire a larger audience. Where humility graces luxury, Poor Cat perches.”

Below is a sample from their Celestial collection. This jewelery seems to be finely crafted and unique and it already appears to have traction as well. The question remains will Hobokenite shoppers? That is always the question in Hoboken retail.  Let’s hope so since this is some cool stuff and the kind of stores I hope Hoboken shoppers are looking for more of.  Hoboken Girl (www.HobokenGirl.com) are you shopping here next?

Poor Cat Design Hoboken - Celestial Collection sample

Poor Cat Designs Hoboken

Store Type:  Jewelery
Address: 716 Washington Street Hoboken NJ, 07030
Phone: 201-850-1307
Website: http://poorcatdesigns.com/
Email:  info@poorcatdesigns.com
Toll Free Number: 1-855-POORCAT (1-855-766-7228)

Por Cat Designs Hoboken Jewelry

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July 18, 2013

Hoboken Smoke Shop – Hookah Startup Kit for only $29.99

Hoboken Smoke Shop Grand Opening

The Hoboken Smoke Shop located at 614 Washington Street has been having their grand opening for a while now. They are now advertising a package deal which includes hoohak, charcoal and Tobacco for only $29.99. We will have to see how Hoboken’s head shop does in what is still a challenging retail landscape in Hoboken.

Hoboken Smoke Shop Hookah Special

Hoboken Smoke Shop

Address: 614 Washington St Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201) 683-7978
Website: http://nynjcigars.com

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June 17, 2013

Wee Babe Opens up Shop on Washington Street in Hoboken

Wee Babe Hoboken NJ 415 Washington Street Retail

Entrepreneurs Beau Kuhn and Selina Aquino are bringing the Brooklyn baby to Hoboken with the Grand Opening of their second location of Wee Babe, that happened Friday, June 14, at 415 Washington St.

The specialty store features a line-up of top notch, parentally-rated baby gear, gadgets and apparel for babies and beyond. The first location opened last year in Williamsburg, another bustling baby town. The success of that store paved the way for the location in Hoboken, where Kuhn lives and Aquino had worked for more than a decade. The store specializes in selling only those products that are parent approved and is competitively priced with other baby specialty stores.

“Our vision for Williamsburg was working and we were making so many deliveries to Hoboken when we came across an ideal location,” says Kuhn, a mother of three. “Besides that fact that this city is my home, Hoboken is a small geographical area with lots of families. And it’s a walking city, which is perfect for our products.”

The Wee Babe success is based on personalized service and an educational approach to products. “Part of the reason our concept is working is because we look at our staff as educators, not sales people,” says Aquino, who is also a mother of three. “Our product selection is based on our personal experiences, customer feedback and lots and lots of research and product testing. We strive to have the newest, best products and provide very personalized customer service.”

The 800-square-foot store features such popular baby brand names as Clek, BumbleRide, Baby Jogger, Beco and Mama’s and Papa’s. The Grand Opening celebration is at 1:00 pm on Friday and will run Friday and Saturday with free gifts with purchase, giveaways and raffle prizes while supplies last. The raffle lineup includes goodies from Aden+Anis; Mum2Mum; Yulli; Suppori; Tivoli Couture, Fred’s Swim Academy, Stokke and strollers by Munchin and Quinny.

 

 

 

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May 21, 2013

NYC Report Shows that Bike Lanes are Very Good for Retail Business – What About Hoboken?

NYC recently released a report that shows bike lanes reduce traffic accidents and improve retail sales to boot. This recently released report has been shared on major news sites like the Wall Street Journal and blog sites as well. Mayor Dawn Zimmer of Hoboken  is known for championing bike lanes for their greenness and pedestrian safety but who knew 5 years ago that there would be potentially substantial retail benefits as well? Now the argument for bike lanes could be extended to the fact that they are good for commerce as well.  Still, Hoboken is not NYC but some of these principles could possibly be applied to Hoboken in future planning where they make sense.

The Mayor has put forth a plan to completely redo Washington Street incorporating some of these aspects. In her State of the City Address on February 13th, 2013 The Mayor remarked “Washington Street is our main street, it represents the core of our city, and it is key to our economic and social vitality. But it’s also in need of a major upgrade. This year we hope to complete a redesign process with the community so that we can secure more grants for renovations.”

Link to State of the City Address: http://boken.it/3df

The Mayor followed through and put her Washington Street Redesign up for vote on the City Council. However, the obstructionist City Council Minority consisting of Occhipinti, Mason, Russo and Castellano defeated the bond to do the study. Without a study the City of Hoboken would not be eligible for substantial grants that could cut the cost of repaving and redesigning Washington Street for the 21st Century.

Here are some of the study’s findings:

NYC Bike Report 8-9th Avenues

First protected bicycle lane in the US – 8th and 9th Avenues (Manhattan):

  • 35% decrease in injuries to all street users (8th Ave)
  • 58% decrease in injuries to all street users (9th Ave)
  • Up to 49% increase in retail sales (Locally-basedbusinesses on 9th Ave from 23rd to 31st Sts., compared to 3% borough-wide)

NYC Bike Report Union Square North

Expanding an iconic space – Union Square North (Manhattan):

  • Speeding decreased by16%, while median speeds increased by 14%
  • injury crashes fell by 26%
  • 49% fewer commercial vacancies (compared to 5% more borough-wide)
  • 74% of users prefer the new configuration

These are just a few examples from the report. Share your thoughts in the comments below as to whether or not such concepts could improve the overall quality of life in Hoboken. Below is the full report for your perusal.

Link to NYC Report: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/2012-10-measuring-the-street.pdf

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April 4, 2013

Nomad Truck – Fashion on Wheels Grand Opening at Village Pourhouse April 13th 11am-4pm

Fashionistas with a propensity to party should mark your calendars for the Nomad Truck’s Grand Opening Party at the Village Pourhouse in Hoboken on April 13th from 11am-4pm. Details are below….

Nomad Truck Hoboken Grand opening at Village Pourhouse 4-13-2013
Mobile Fashion Truck to Launch in Greater NYC Area – Boutique Brings Haute Wheels to Hoboken in April

Nomad, the mobile retail boutique, today announced that after four months of construction and almost a year of planning, it will hit the road and roll up its doors on April 13th, 2013, with a grand opening celebration outside of the Village Pourhouse located at 205 1st Street  in Hoboken, NJ. The launch party will run from 11am – 4pm and will offer drink specials at the Village Pourhouse for Nomad customers.

The carefully curated mobile fashion boutique offers trendy ladies’ fashions for under $100. All inventory is handpicked by Jessie Goldenberg, founder and CEO, who established Nomad after observing the overwhelming success of the food truck industry and the growing trend of pop-up shops.

Nomad will showcase handmade and local designers, many of which Goldenberg found via Etsy.com and through her experience vending under the Nomad banner in more traditional booth set-ups since early January. Some of the fashions already on board include beaded stacker bracelets by NYC based Harmony L, minimalist mixed-metal pieces by local Hoboken favorite hbkco., and flowy printed tops by Ya Los Angeles and Mono B.

“I want to build a (mobile) place where my customers – young, creative women – can have fun shopping without breaking the bank,” says Goldenberg, “A place that is convenient and affordable, inspiring and intimate. And of course there should be good music.”

Goldenberg, a filmmaker turned full-time fashionista, graduated from NYU Tisch with a slew of production credits under her belt and a whirlwind of ideas in her head. With Nomad, Goldenberg seeks to combine her artistic eye and love of travel to create a fun and novel shopping experience for customers in the region.

While Nomad will be parked primarily in Hoboken, NJ, this mobile retail boutique will offer private party services, visit local colleges, and vend at NYC Flea Markets and street fairs. Locations for the upcoming week will be posted on the website and advertised via social media.

For more information, or to book a private event with the truck, visit www.thenomadtruck.com.

About the Nomad Truck

Nomad is a fully functioning boutique on wheels, traveling around the greater New York City Area. Nomad operates out of the back of a 24’ long renovated stepvan with roughly 100 square feet of shopping space. The rear door rolls up, steps are attached, and viola – it’s transformed into a carefully curated boutique adorned with racks of trendy ladies’ fashions, accessories, and jewelry. Nomad showcases the work of local designers and artisans, and offers a wide selection of handmade, one-of-a-kind merchandise.

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April 3, 2013

Anthropologie in Hoboken Unveils Storefront Exterior–Closer to Grand Opening

Anthropologie 4-4-2013 in Hoboken HDR Exterior smaller

Anthropologie located at 412 Washington Street in Hoboken, NJ is even closer to opening than ever. They revealed their exterior yesterday and the façade is quite tastefully done. This anchor store is likely to change the retail landscape of Hoboken for quite some time.  This is one of the most anticipated store openings in recent Hoboken memory.  They are likely to have a Grand Opening or soft opening in April based on the progress I am seeing.

 

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March 28, 2013

Peper and Parlor Easter Egg Hunt Saturday March 30 11am-6pm

Join Peper and Parlor this Saturday from 11am-6pm for their Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Search for saving up to 40% off your entire purchase!  That sure sounds like a whole lot of fun – for your wallet. Peper and Parlour is located at 938 Washington Street, Hoboken, New Jersey.

Enjoy Great shopping, cupcakes and champagne provided by the store. The “Peper Gals” also send their love. This is an in store event only.

Easter Egg Hunt

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March 25, 2013

Washington Street Shuffle–Midtown Authentic moves to 700 Garden Street in Hoboken

Midtown Authentic Moves to 700 Garden Street in Hoboken 3-25-2013

Midtown Authentic formerly at 728 Washington Street has moved to 700 Garden Street in Hoboken. The move puts the 2nd hand luxury consignment store off of Washington Street but in a prime spot in Midtown on the corner of 7th and Garden Street. The website describes the store as follows:

Midtown Authentic is the ultimate online /NY/NJ retail destination for buying and selling

authentic pre-ownedluxury handbags, shoes, jewelry, select clothing and accessories from

the best designers in the world.

The website is still http://www.midtownauthentic.com/ and the phone number is 201-253-0470. The store owner is excited about the space and TheBoken.com wishes him luck in the new and improved location.

Midtown Authentic Hoboken New Location 3-24-2013

The new exterior of Midtown Authentic at 700 Garden Street Hoboken, NJ

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Christian Louboutin shoes for sale Part 3

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March 22, 2013

Washington Street Shuffle – Cigar Tobacco Warehouse coming to 614 Washington Street in Hoboken

Cigar Tobacco Warehouse 614 Washington Street Hoboken NJ

The former site of Ibby’s Falafel at 614 Washington Street appears to be switching business type and adding yet another cigar store to Hoboken, NJ. The permits on the door say the new owner of the upcoming establishment is Cigar Tobacco Warehouse. They recently received a large shipment pictured on the bottom left of the photo above.

We once had a short lived Falafel frenzy, is opening a cigar shop going to be the next Hoboken retail trend? Here is wishing them luck as they try to take on Hoboken one luxurious and refined puff at a time.

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