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Porch Finds Opens Permanent Hoboken Location Inside Vintage on First

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Porch Finds, an online secondhand and vintage clothing store, is joining forces with Vintage on First to showcase its women’s clothing. The boutique had only been doing pop-ups and selling fashion online up until now. Vintage on First is celebrating its five-year anniversary this year and the team is also excited to collab with Porch Finds. The store is hosting a grand opening extravaganza taking place this Saturday, February 11th. Read on to learn more about Vintage on First x Porch Finds.

About The Grand Opening 

Porch Find’s grand opening will take place on Saturday, February 11th, from 11AM to 6PM at the store’s location at 257 1st Street, Hoboken. There will be vendors inside also joining in the celebration.

These include Grino Vintage, a vintage designer sunglass brand, and Maya Candles, a local handmade candle company. Also participating will be Do Good Donuts giving out free donuts all day, joined by The Grind Coffee who will be serving coffee all morning. Shopping, candles, doughnuts, and coffee? Happy Saturday, indeed. 

(Photo credit: Courtesy of Porch Finds)

In addition, The Hemp Social will have its truck parked in front of the store, so shoppers can also check out their CBD tinctures and edibles.

Sage Schwer, the founder of Porch Finds, told The Hoboken Girl: “It is going to be a blast! Since it is the month of love and we want to show everyone how much we appreciate their support, we will also be giving out free bouquets with every purchase.”

Read more: A Guide to Vintage + Thrift Stores in Hudson County

Porch Finds Permanent Home

Porch Finds’ founder Sage first met Vintage on First’s owner Mark Rosado in 2018 when she initially did a pop-up at his store. She’s since stayed in touch with Mark – especially since she met her boyfriend at the store and he also became friends with Mark.

“I felt like Mark’s men’s clothes and my women’s clothes definitely complimented each other so it kind of fell into place and felt natural,” Sage, a Jersey City native, told HG.

“This was an easy way for me to have that physical location and also be shared with somebody that is established that has everything set up so that I can learn from that when I do open my own store.”

^ Porch Finds’ founder Sage Schwer & Vintage on First’s founder Mark Rosado

(Photo credit: Courtesy of Sage Schwer)

​Mark shared his own enthusiasm with The Hoboken Girl. “Every year we choose to do something different and bring some newness to the table. This year we are proud to announce we’re joining forces with Sage Schwer. Our women’s collection is about to be lit and we couldn’t be more excited for the future!”

Vintage on First focuses on vintage clothing throughout the 80s, 90s, and Y2K, and has become a staple in Hoboken for the last five years.

(Photo credit: @porchfinds)

In the last few days, part of the store has been transformed to make room for Porch Finds. The owners told The Hoboken Girl that they got a refreshing paint job on the walls, the windows are being redone, “Porch Finds” will be added to the storefront, and there are some feminine touches around the shop. 

Sage, who believes that “fashion always comes back in style,” said that wearing an outfit you’re comfortable in “can completely change your mood and the way you go out into the world.” So, her motto, which inspires the pieces she chooses to sell, is “life’s too short to wear boring clothes!” 

She shared: “We go through the good and the bad and pick out only the best pieces, so you don’t have to. Porch Finds makes it easy so you can just have fun with [shopping]!” 

^ Inside Vintage on First at 257 1st Street, Hoboken, NJ

(Photo credit: @vintageonfirst)

More About Porch Finds

Sage launched Porch Finds in 2018 from her literal porch during her senior year at the University of Delaware where she studied Fashion Merchandising. She and her college friends transformed their porch into a pop-up with a rug, a chandelier, and racks of contemporary and vintage fashion. Since then, the sustainable fashion shop has grown a following via its website (HG Pro Tip: free shipping on orders over $75).

See more: A List of Must-Shop Boutiques in Montclair

Since graduation, Sage has done many pop-ups throughout Hudson County and also in New York City, which included locations such as Midnight Market in Jersey City, Work it Out gym (before its closing) in Hoboken, and The Hoboken Flea Market in 2020. 

(Photo credit: @porchfinds)

Porch Finds truly has something for everyone. “The boutique really focuses on sustainability, individuality, and overall awareness. We strive to promote a circular economy when it comes to clothing,” Sage told The Hoboken Girl adding, “​I love the idea of giving clothing a new life and seeing how the new owner styles the items.”

In addition to Porch Finds, Sage, after spending the last five years at a corporate job, is pursuing a career in styling and costume design and has hopes of opening her own store in the future. 

For more information, visit Porch Finds’ website and Vintage on First’s website.

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