• 4 Vintage {and Vintage-Inspired} Shops Not to be Missed in Jersey City

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    Your bucket list for the new year may include to explore more in Hudson County — specifically Jersey City. Combine that with a “shop more” vice, and you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up our favorite vintage shops in Jersey City {and some vintage-inspired, too} for all of your thrifting needs. Here are four spots you must check out in JC:

    1. Another Man’s Treasure {195 Montgomery Street}

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    Though we’ve featured this vintage-lover’s paradise before, it’s absolutely worth mentioning again. Conveniently located just a few blocks from the Grove Street PATH Station, Another Man’s Treasure is stocked up with all the essential vintage pieces for both ladies and gents — think brightly colored shoes and boots, glasses, jewelry, cuff links, ties, suspenders, hats, leather and canvas bags, sequins, fringe, flannel, plaid, and beyond. It’s tough to walk into this store and not immediately be drawn to the color organized racks, vintage 80s t-shirts, and throwback winter weather apparel that’s been strategically selected by the owners of the shop, Meika and Warren Franz, to dress you comfortably and fashionably during every changing season. Prices are reasonable and will leave you wanting to take at least a few things home with you. If you’re unable to swing by the downtown shop in JC, have no fear — you can always purchase something from their amazing Etsy shop online.

    2. VERY {9 Erie Street}

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    Just around the corner from Another Man’s Treasure, VERY began as an online Etsy shop-turned-hipster-haven storefront establishment in 2014. VERY is full of classic Brooklyn-inspired {read: hipster} wear — plaid, flannel, leather, and more — and affordable lifestyle pieces that anyone can appreciate. And, if having a great selection of clothes, records, and home goods weren’t enough {they even have vintage radios!}, VERY focuses on connecting with the Jersey City community, hosting gatherings to promote the work of local artists and photographers. Most everything in the shop is less than $100.

    3. Mint Market {339 Grove Street}

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    Mint Market began with a storefront shop in Hoboken in 2013 — and after a few years of success in that location {303 1st St}, storeowner Val Duardo opened a second shop in Jersey City that was dedicated to more hand-selected vintage clothing. The JC shop, which we featured just this summer, is full of classic vintage designers that we still love today {think Gucci, LV}, but the clothing has been curated in a way that offers options for every price point and vintage experience level. If vintage isn’t your thing, both Mint Market locations offer vintage-inspired clothing and accessory options that will definitely turn heads. If you’re new to pairing vintage pieces with your current closet couture, don’t be afraid to ask the helpful store associates for guidance. Everyone is extremely friendly and looking to help you walk out of Mint Market feeling like a million bucks. And if you’re not able to make it to either brick and mortar location, you can shop online at any time.

    4. Vivi Girl Shop {512 Jersey Ave}

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    Our fourth featured shop of the day doesn’t technically carrying vintage clothing, BUT it’s absolutely worth mentioning, because the Vivi Girl Shop definitely has a classic-meets-feminine vintage feel going on. Chock full of ladylike floral dresses, traditional striped Ts, neutral tone maxi dresses, and the oh-so-important Beyoncé-inspired KALE sweatshirt, Vivi is a gem for ladies who love an edgy look — but want to be comfortable and chic. A slightly heftier price point {$70-$150}, Vivi Girl Shop’s pieces are worth the investment. The store also carries all the necessary accessories like sunglasses, scarves, hats, and bags, and boutique home goods items that make great gifts. If you can’t make it to the shop this week, swing by their website online to check out their new inventory for the changing seasons.

     

    Just a few of our favorite things. Have you been to any of these spots? Which is your favorite?


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    Carianne is a loud-and-proud Jersey Girl. She moved to Hoboken in 2012, and what began as a stopover in this tiny urban town has turned into 4 years of exciting adventures. She works in NYC during the week, but during those free hours of the day you’ll find her seeking out a new fitness class, trying a challenging ( and clean-eating) recipe, or running around Hoboken and JC in search of new experiences. However, Carianne’s favorite activity is snuggling her fluffy Shih-Tzu companion, Fig Newton, at home with her husband.


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