• Peper and Parlor: Hoboken’s Chic Boutique on Washington

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    When it comes to shopping in the Mile Square, it’s a shop a block, possibly more. But these local spots have known to come and go, and only a few have stood the true test of time — Peper and Parlor being one of them. Peper and Parlor {938 Washington Street}, a chic and trendy clothing boutique, has been serving the Hoboken community for over 23 years. With style, grace, and class, owner and fashionista Anne Bonner began her career in finance, commuting back and forth to the city for work — but over time, Anne realized that the wind in her sails were changing. The daily hustle looked better from the other side of the Hudson. She decided to open Peper, a clothing boutique in her hometown city and shortly after Parlor, a store selling beautiful footwear. One thing led to another and Anne combined the two ideas into what we now all know as Peper + Parlor. Keep reading to find out all about Peper and Parlor, Hoboken’s chic boutique on Washington.

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    What’s Inside Peper and Parlor

    Anne’s storefront can’t be missed. The gorgeous, dark building on the corner of 10th and Washington stands out against the surrounding brick walls and attracts locals and visitors on a daily basis. They say, “don’t judge a book by its cover” but from the outside looking in, Peper + Parlor definitely lives up to the hype inside.

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    The storefront has a stunning selection of hand-picked clothing, handbags, shoes, accessories, and beauty products for every style and size. Some favorite designers include A Piece Apart, Xirena, and Eleven Thirty. The store also carries big brands like Citizens of Humanity and Levi Strauss.

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    Peper and Parlor’s Mission

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    One of the many things we love about Peper + Parlor is that its mission is to make everyone feel beautiful. The owner + her staff understand that their clients are not a one size fits all deal. Beauty comes in so many different shapes and sizes. We love that they bring out the best in everyone and help to style their clients in outfits that make them feel confident.

    “We create an element of fun with fashion,” explained Grace {one of the store’s fashionistas}. They know their clients well and have created a place where everyone feels beautiful.

    Peper and Parlor + The Community

    Being a small business owner in Hoboken for the last 23+ years has allowed Anne to really become part of her hometown. She loves bringing the community together and supporting other local businesses, too. When people ask for recommendations on where to go for dinner, they always send them to their favorite Hoboken spots and dress them for the occasion, too.

    “Oh, you’re going to dinner at Anthony David’s? I have the perfect dress for you,” can be heard echoing between the store’s walls day in and day out. Right now, the fashion-forward look is athleisure and while the staff loves a comfortable, chic outfit, they want people to get excited about sporting something other than spandex. They want their clients to get excited about dressing up, going out, and feeling beautiful inside and out.

    What’s Next

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    We are so looking forward to their monthly Trunk Show, which happens every second Saturday of the month. Peper + Parlor highlights a designer or local specialist by inviting the community in to celebrate fashion and beauty. In July, the store will be hosting Melinda, a local esthetician and acupuncturist {and P+P client} who will be performing gua sha facials. Other truck show events have included well-known designer, Malia Mills, who fit women for their perfect swimsuit. All of the services at the trunk shows are completely complementary. Peper + Parlor welcomes in everyone to enjoy the fun and discounts that come along with these spectacular days of fashion.

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    Those who have been to Peper + Parlor know that they are getting the highest quality clothing as well as top-notch service when they shop the store. The staff understand that spending hard earned money is sacred. Anne has built an environment where her clients feel beautiful and comfortable in new {and even different} styles. They truly know how to pick things out.

    “Sometimes, things don’t always look the same way on the hanger,” explained Grace “Trust us to pick out something for you. You might love it!”

    It’s always a party at Peper, they say. The unique designs and gorgeous looks are second to none. There is something for everyone and the store strives to make sure that you feel beautiful from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave. Peper + Parlor is open seven days a week and even offers an online boutique for those who love to shop from the comfort of their own home {or work — sorry, boss}. Be sure to check out this Hoboken favorite for clothing, handbags, shoes, and so much more.

     Have you been to Peper + Parlor? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!


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    Hoboken homeowner and lover of all things local, Danielle made her home in the Mile Square City nearly six years ago. Danielle is a second grade teacher by day; after hours, she can be found in the kitchen whipping up a a new recipe or grabbing a bite to eat with her husband and friends. Danielle is the try-er and buyer of all things beauty and loves finding a good deal. Shopping on Washington, interior decorating, and riding her Peloton are just a few of Danielle's favorite things. Oh, and did we mention her undying love for the New York Yankees?