• Hoboken Boutiques to Shop Locally: A Guide

    With so many reported closings of businesses in Hoboken, it’s more important now than ever to support the small shops in Mile Square. Just like restaurants, with the number of boutiques and stores in town, it can get overwhelming during a shopping day, trying to figure out which shops to hit up. Luckily, we’ve done the work for you and put together a list of locally-owned boutiques in Hoboken for you to check out. Read on, and get shoppin’ {JC edition found here!}:

    Price point key: $ Affordable / $$ Average / $$$ Pricey / $$$$ Expensive

    Alba Boutique {716 Washington Street}

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    Alba is a Hoboken hotspot for all things contemporary and classic. This boutique carries easy-to-wear and stylish brands {similar to a Nordstrom} that are known for mixing and matching making each item impeccably practical for creating different looks. Alba hosts many fun in-store events {champagne included} and although their prices are a little steeper than average, it’s worth it for the enjoyable and personalized shopping experience — including quality and convenience. Speaking of convenience: all busy fashionistas should check out Alba’s STYLEBOX mail-order shopping experience.

    Alba also has a pop-up at 254 1st Street in Hoboken, plus locations in Summit and Ridgewood.

    Price point: $$$

    CEMA Creative {225 River Street, at the W Hotel}

    CEMA Creative represents all ‘small batch’ and ethically made brands that are unique to the marketplace, typically local goods, throughout their W Hotel partnership which includes pop-up shops across NYC.

    Price point: $$$

    Coup De Coeur {1214 Washington Street}

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    A small shop in north Hoboken, Coup De Coeur carries the typical boutique finds — everything from sunglasses and jewelry to summer dresses and fur vests. An inexpensive option for those looking for the perfect night out or birthday outfit. Albeit some items run a little small/short, Coup De Coeur has a friendly neighborhood feel and has been a Hoboken staple for years.

    Price point: $

    Dor L’ Dor {413 Washington Street}

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    Another boutique filled with variety, Dor L’ Dor’s expansive shop is endless, and its prime location makes it a go-to for many residents. They carry Steve Madden and other popular brands, as well as they typical wholesale boutique styles, all at reasonable prices.

    Price point: $

    Galatea Lingerie {1224 Washington Street}

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    Not only does Galatea carry the most beautiful and luxurious lingerie brands {think Casabella, Only Hearts, Hanky Panky, 3Dots, Ling, and more}, but they also sell candles, bridal accessories, pajamas, robes, and other gifting items. The price point is reflective of the amazing quality of the imported goods from France and Italy, aka weekly swoon-worthy international shipments. Not to mention, the sales associates are welcoming and knowledgeable in providing solutions for every body type.

    Price point: $$$

    IMT Boutique {12 Hudson Place}

    Established in 2014 as a pop-up shop {that decided to stick around}, IMT Boutique offers a mix of dresses and tops from up and coming designers. They specialize in special occasion dresses: everything from a night out to a wedding.

    Price point: $$

    Mint Market {303 1st Street + 339 Grove Street in Jersey City}

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    Mint Market makes it easy to find just what us Jersey girls are looking for — especially with two convenient locations. Mint Market carries fun and bold new designs, while also featuring the occasional Chanel or Gucci vintage item if you’re lucky enough to snag.

    Price point: $-$$$

    See More: Places to Bring Your Hoboken Visitors {Where to Eat, Drink, + Go}

    Muneca Mullins Studios {51 Harrison Street A504}

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    Meet the newest kid on the block: Muneca Mullins Studios. The genius behind this shop is the vintage stylist behind the goods. Although the location is a bit tucked away, the shop is known to have the most eclectic styles in town {and takes private appointments}.

    Price point: $-$$$

    Noellery {123 Washington Street}

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    Noellery is the place if you have an accessory need. From earrings to sunglasses, Noellery carries an overwhelming large variety of goods to adorn any outfit. Their home {think bath soaps and office supplies} are also so cute if you are wanting something more unique and beyond the traditional HomeGoods finds.

    Noellery also has a location at 321 Grove Street in Jersey City.

    Price point: $$

    Oran Apparel {1026 Washington Street}

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    Finally, menswear. The owner at Oran Apparel is known for his taste and selection of men’s goods. Whether looking for clothing for the work-week or weekend, Oran Apparel has everything for the Hoboken man. Even a Yelp-reviewer stated: “The unique and curated assortment of both trendy and timeless Men’s wardrobe essentials, along with the service provided by both Oran and his staff are testament to the caliber of his shop” #powerfulstuff.

    Price point: $$$

    Peper & Parlor {938 Washington Street}

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    An Anthropologie-esque shop full of boho maxi dresses and leather shoes, Peper & Parlor is another community staple that has been dressing the women of Hoboken since Their copious selection of {over 30} designer brands like Ulla Johnson, Citizens of Humanity, and Bow and Arrow jewelry provides a plethora of style inspiration for local fashionistas.

    Price point: $$$$

    Revival Vintage Boutique {47B Harrison Street}

    Revival Vintage is an outside-the-box boutique carrying all kinds of consignment goods and accessories. The store is known for its top-notch quality finds and in-house alterations, not to mention affordability.

    Price point: $$

    The Roost Outpost {55 1st Street}

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    This hybrid “espresso bar and lifestyle shop” is a recent addition to the Hoboken shopping scene. Praised for their specialty and direct trade coffees, the cool vibes of this shop encourage visitors to also peruse their assortment of clothing items, bags, home goods and accessories which are all sourced from local designers, craftsman, and artisans.

    Price point: $$

    Vintage on First {257 First Street}

    Talk about #TBT. This colorful store boasts the “illest” and “dopest” {as stated by a fellow Yelper} gear from the 90s and beyond. With daily additions to their racks {and a surprisingly strong menswear selection}, this shop is a true gem. And although they had a rough start, Vintage on First is here to stay and we are so happy for them.

    Price point: $-$$$

    Via Mode {404 Washington Street}

    Via Mode carries the standard brands like UGG and Converse, so why go to a department store when you can support this family business? They do have some great sale prices and their convenient downtown location can’t be beaten. {Editor’s note: Their snow boot selection is LEGIT.}

    Price point: $$$

    READ: A List of Female-Owned Hoboken and Jersey City Businesses to Support Every Day

    Viola Vita {1224 Washington Street}

    Viola Vita carries only the most premium quality of Italian leather goods: from shoes to belts to handbags. In the summer, the owner ‘vacations’ back to Italy to scout items, truly cultivating the most genuine hand-picked products for shoppers.

    Price point: $$$

    Washington General Store {509 Washington Street}

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    Washington General Store prides itself on its carefully curated cozy collections. From Sugarfina sweets to Mud Pie trinkets, there is something for everyone within their shelves.

    Price point: $$$

    As always, our Hoboken Girl Deals Directory is constantly updated to promote special offers to help our readers support small businesses in Mile Square and beyond — so be sure to check it out {and save some bucks}.

    What’s your favorite boutique in Hoboken? Share with us in the comments and don’t forget to #ShopSmall! <3

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    Genna moved to Hoboken upon graduating from the University of Tennessee to start her Marketing career at HGTV, and is most currently at The Knot in downtown Manhattan. To Genna, there's nothing better than cheering on UT football, soaking in warm sunny weather on her balcony, and watching starry-skied movies on Pier 13. You may have spotted Genna as a customer associate at Anthropologie ...that is, when she's not doing Hot Yoga or punching bags at CKO! Most days, you can find Genna circling the Mile Square on an early morning run or attempting to justify her shopping habits along Washington Street.


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