• Vintage Furniture and Accessories at Modern Retro Finds {Downtown Hoboken}

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    Friday morning shopping = about to go down. And when perusing the streets of downtown Hoboken, you’ll come across a variety of fun little shops and stores, perfect for picking up gifts and other knick-knacks. One such shop, which is a bit off the beaten path and one of Hoboken’s best-kept secrets for vintage furniture, lighting, and accessories, is Modern Retro Finds, located at 91 Park Ave {right off of 1st Street}. We recently paid the shop owner Rolando Igelsias a visit — and wanted to share some of the fun and unique finds we came across.

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    The owner Rolando Iglesias’ passion for modern design started when he was very young. “I loved that distinctive pieces with elements of different historical styles could dramatically transform a room,” he explained. “15 years ago, I was given the opportunity to learn about vintage modern furniture, lighting and accessories from two of my best friends, who are both accomplished artist and designers and have been collecting furniture and lighting for the past 30 years.” And with that opportunity came a passion for vintage finds.

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    ^Some of the fun finds from MRF

    Since then, Rolando has worked with some of the most accomplished interior designers, architects, and private collectors, as well as set designers for TV, film and fashion. After meeting his partner 11 years ago, they collaborated their passion for design — and discussed wanting to open a store. But where to settle down and open a store front? Hoboken, obviously! An opportunity presented itself when the perfect commercial space became available in the space of the old Factory Boutique.

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    ^Rolando, on opening day of his Hoboken shop!

    And the rest is history {or at least chic, one-of-a-kind furniture}.

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    Now the store houses a variety of vintage furniture, accessories, and other collectibles — including {but not limited to} menorahs, holiday decor, candle holders, statues, glasses, tableware, and everything in between.

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    ^Always wanted gold or silver flatware? Now you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg [above – $69!].

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    ^Statues, one-of-a-kind cups, saucers, tea pots, and more.

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    For readers who aren’t in town, you’re in luck {although we HIGHLY recommend making a trip down to Hoboken to treasure hunt!}. You can also buy Modern Retro Finds high-end exclusive collection on 1stDibs.com and Chairish.com. But why on earth would you deny yourself the fun of shopping in the flesh? Just saying…

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    ^Just a peek at the fun online shopping you can do with MRF

    As far as price range, item range from $10 – $5000, depending on your needs. You can tell that the owners carefully curate everything that comes through their shop, so you know that each item is selected with care and love.

    On a personal note, Rolando is just the sweetest. You can tell he has intense passion for what he does, and it gives us great joy to support and shop local at this Hoboken gem. Make sure to stop in sometime soon and check out all the little shop has to offer — the fun of it is that you never know what you’ll find!

    Happy treasure hunting! 

    *This post is sponsored, but we’d never steer you wrong.

     


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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.


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