Historically a tad bit tacky and a little itchy, the ugly Christmas sweater has quickly become a holiday staple of the season over the past several years. Let’s be honest, this wholesome tradition that originated in the 1950s has evolved into an unironic fashion choice for many of us in the 2000s. From local boutiques to cool vintage shops, read on below for where to get your ugly Christmas sweater this year in Hoboken and Jersey City.
Disclaimer: Local inventories are always changing so we recommend calling ahead for confirmations. If you know of an additional ugly sweater hot spot, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ally Bird Vintage | 408 Sixth Street
The fashion-forward will love this destination for holiday sweaters and vintage, embroidered cardigans. Shop by appointment only. The vintage retailer is moving locations in January, so check it out while you can.
a x d | 503 Washington Street
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This Washington Street gem only carries items under $100 and houses cute and cost-effective Christmas tees that can be dressed up for parties or dressed down for loungewear during the holiday break. Dog moms will love the “Santa Paws” tee as a gift this season.
Cheap Maggies | 216 Washington Street
Visit Cheap Maggies for an eclectic variety of holiday tees and ugly sweaters. This off-price shop is guaranteed to cover your festive wear needs for group ugly sweater parties. The selection includes fun and comfortable pieces for all genders.
Vintage on First | 257 First Street
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This location is in the heart of downtown Hoboken and offers carefully curated pieces. Vintage on First carries festive cardigans, vests, crewnecks, and more — and has been boasting ugly Christmas sweaters for years. Though might we just say it’s hard to call these “ugly” because of all the cool vibes here.
Another Man’s Treasure | 195 Montgomery Street
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Another Man’s Treasure, a nationally-acclaimed vintage shop in Jersey City, has new holiday styles and shipments daily. To level up the look, add some of the boutique’s occasion pieces — including velvet blazers, fur jackets, or several other luxe pieces. The shop is open seven days a week and is the perfect holiday dressing destination to shop locally.
Mint Market | 339 Grove Street
Mint Market sells vintage, contemporary, and designer items, but it’s also a great place to purchase a Christmas sweater this year. The shop has adorable additional winter fashion to pair purchases. These pieces are great for work holiday parties, neighborhood bar get-togethers, and more.
Zero Kids | 317 Second Street
This is the spot for whimsical holiday sweaters and looks. Think: embroidery, bows, characters, pretty much the worlds. The vintage inventory mostly from the 70s through the early 2000s is the focus here, and there’s much to be explored. Pair an oversized sweater over tights and add chunky loafers or boots for a unique outfit, but truly the sky’s the limit.
In a pinch, if you can’t find anything in your size at the local shops above, head to TJMaxx or Target which are known to have some in stock. Follow us @thehobokengirl for more holiday updates.