• The Margo Market: Coming to Uptown Hoboken Fall 2018

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    Coming to Washington Street this fall 2018 is an exciting new lifestyle venture — Margo Market, located at 1102 Washington Street in the Mile Square. Margo, an new Hoboken boutique that is a self-described “lifestyle concept store,” will feature work from independent designers around the globe and promises to make ethically-sourced products a priority for its Hoboken shoppers.

    “The vibe at Margo definitely nods to inspiration from southern California, while still staying true to being a small New York City shop,” says Maggie Emma, owner and founder of Margo {also a Hoboken resident}.

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    Piqueing our curiosity, the HG Team went straight to the source and chatted with Maggie about Margo Market to learn more. Keep reading to access a sneak peek into Margo Market and for all the information you’ll need to know before whipping out your credit card when the boutique opens this fall {September – very, very soon}!

    Concept Store

    n just two short weeks, Hoboken shoppers will be immersed in a space full of specifically-curated products.

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    A concept store, according to Maggie, is “a shop that sells carefully curated and a unique selection of products that connect to an overarching theme. They are meant to be inspirational for the customer, being more about discovery, and the experience. Concept stores evoke a lifestyle that appeals to a specific target audience, versus big box retail, fast fashion, and counting the customer as another transaction.”

    Ethically-Sourced Goods

    One of the coolest parts of the soon-to-be Margo Market is its stance on ethically sourcing its products.

    “At Margo, we strive to be as ethically sourced as possible,” Maggie explains. “What that means to us is, we want to know the hands that have made the product.”

    Margo strives to connect consumers and artisans, therefore bridging the gap between the hands that make and the people who then take those creations home. Many of the items are sourced from Brooklyn, New Jersey, and other local spots, supporting artisans and giving back to various causes.

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    “We have worked hard to pull together an exclusive group of artists and designers,” Maggie continues. “This curated group of brands are inspiring men and women, entrepreneurs, independent designers and we are so thrilled we get to share their story.

    Ethically sourced for Margo also means giving back. Each brand represented gives back to a specific cause and/or organization creating the ultimate store delivering products with a purpose. You can see a snapshot of each vendors story in the concept book.

    READ: A Comprehensive List of Hoboken Boutiques to Shop Locally

    A Sneak Peek at Margo’s Artisans

    Margo is partnering with Indigo Africa, a Rwandan company that offers various home decor {while also packing an ethical punch in the way of giving back!}. Indigo Africa invests 100% of profits into educating their artisans by helping them grow their businesses, jumpstart their careers, and skill-training.

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    Wend is another artisan company whose designs can be found at Margo. A creative collaboration between weavers in Indonesia and some Oakland, California designers, 10% of the proceeds go to the Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project. This cause, in particular, strives to protect the tropical rainforests the orangutan calls home.

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    Other products that will be found at Margo Market include Caroline Z Hurley home decor, a wellness company called Berlin Skin, Micaela and Greg apparel, and more.

    The Aesthetic

    Aesthetic can be everything, especially within a boutique. But fear not, Hoboken consumers — Margo Market promises not to disappoint. With an emphasis on Scandinavian style and a Bohemian vibe that’s complemented by lots of textures and of course, lots of plants {which will be available for sale!}, entering Margo Market is sure to be a one-of-a-kind experience.

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    “Touting a Boho Scandinavian style, the space is bright and minimal with creative and artful touches,” Maggie explains. “Hobokenites can expect tons of greenery, a neutral color palette, natural fabrics, and tons of fun textures.”

    See More: A List of Jersey City Boutiques to #ShopLocally 

    Hours for Margo Market

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    According to Margo Market’s concept book online, their hours are as follows: Closed on Sundays, Mondays are by appointment only, open 11:00AM to 7:00PM Tuesdays – Fridays, and Saturdays from 12:00PM to 5:00PM. They’re planning to be open for good on September 10th — so stay tuned. We can’t wait!

    Are you looking forward to trying out the Margo Market? Tell us your thoughts below!

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    Steph Osmanski is a freelance writer who specializes in sustainability and health and wellness content. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Stony Brook Southampton.