The Best Places to Shop in the Summer in Hoboken + Jersey City
There’s still plenty of time to soak up the sun this summer and plenty of New Jersey activities to do while the warm weather persists. Local businesses can help you maximize the rest of the season with a range of gifts and treats, from plants to bikinis to pet accessories. No matter how you plan to spend the rest of the summer, local stores can help you get ready and look great while doing it. Check out our list of summer shopping from local businesses in Hoboken + Jersey City.
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ax | 503 Washington Street
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At axd boutique, everything is under $100 — so it’s a great place to shop summer without breaking the bank. It is the sister store to the Hoboken-based boutique alba (located at 716 Washington Street) and offers many summer shopping options. Whether you’re looking for a maxi dress (like the Avenue Maxi Dress for $95), denim shorts ($75), or a Shoreline sandal ($35), axd has you covered.
As such, alba boutique is another great summer shopping option and also carries some axd lines in its store. The Savannah Dress ($68) is a fun summer choice for clothing.
Brooke + Bel | 60 4th Street, Hoboken
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Owners Brooke Stowers and Samantha Belfer Braham met when they were both shoppers at Saks Fifth Avenue, and now the duo use their store to offer a selection of clothing specially designed for Hoboken residents. You can buy Brooke + Bel’s holiday must-haves for staycation essentials – from bikinis to knit skirts, tops to floppy hats, and everything in between.
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Noellerie | 123 Washington Street, Hoboken
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It’s a great place to up your summer style game. Noellery offers many accessories, with everything from seasonal scarves at anklets alongside rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces. Handbags, hair accessories and backpacks are also available, meaning there’s something to complete a look for every type of summer adventure, from days at the beach to hiking.
Pepper + Lounge | 938 Washington Street
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It’s definitely boutique chic – which means it’s a bit more expensive, but the quality items are worth it. Also, according to her Instagram, many summer/spring items are discounted by up to 70% to prepare for fall. There’s a whole beach collection here, which includes beach bags, swimwear, shoes, dresses, cover-ups and more for all your shore-side needs.
The Small Local | 519 Adams Street
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Not only is it a great place to stop for an iced coffee, but it’s also the perfect place to pick up some summer produce – bfrom Stojo Mugs that carry hot drinks and fold up for easy storage, t-shirts, bags and hats that display local pride. This business also supports other local businesses, working together to source coffee and other items to help build the community.
Margo Market | 1102 Washington Street
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Everything at this local store is ethically sourced, doubling the good with every purchase. Summer clothes like combinations and Dresses are ideal for all summer looksespecially when wearing a packable woven hat who shouts beach chic.
Washington General Store | 509 Washington Street
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Of course, this Hoboken Main Street staple offers a bit of everything, from wall decor to perfumes and everything in between. But it makes summer shopping easier with its selection seasonal fragranceswhich are a selection of candles, pillow sprays and even an outdoor citronella spray to repel insects. The entire seasonal summer section includes everything from lobster cocktail napkins to picnic baskets and refreshing after-sun sprays. If you’re looking for summer trinkets, trinkets and other useful products, this is the place to go.
City of Jersey
Another Man’s Vintage Treasure | 195 Montgomery Street
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Locally owned AMT offers a wide range of men’s and women’s clothing and has in fact been included in both USA Today and Elle.com. best places to buy vintage in america – without speaking about, Refinery29 even listed his findings as a reason to move to NJ. The ‘vintage showroom’ offers a range of high-end designer, couture and bespoke pieces – featuring brands such as Schiaparelli, Alaia and Yves St. Laurent. If you’re looking for a new dress for a summer wedding or any other special occasion, AMT is a great place to start.
City dog | 218 Montgomery Street + 17 McWilliams Square
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If you’re looking to take your four-legged friend on some outdoor adventures this summer, look no further than this local company. The entrepreneurs behind this pet store also own Hazel Baby & Kids, but the pet store has all the pet accessories you might need, like the Snoozer Dog Bike Basket, ideal for taking your dog for a walk by the water. There’s also a collapsible bowl you can take along to make sure your pup stays hydrated on extremely hot days outside.
Kanibal + Co. | 197 Montgomery Street
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You can shop for lifestyle items of all kinds at this local general store, which even has a section for products made in Jersey City. There are stemless cups for outdoor drinks and baseball hats bearing the city’s name to show hometown pride while enjoying the great weather. There is also Sparkling pink DIY kits if you want to prepare your own drink to enjoy on a terrace or balcony, as well as grow kits for various herbs.
The lucky bee | 487, avenue de la Palisade
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The Lucky Honeybee is a gift shop full of apothecary and eco-friendly finds. There are quite a few fun summer items here, whether it’s a campfire scented candle, reusable water bottle, sunglasses, or mosquito repellent incense.
TIA Plant | 135 Erie Street, Studio 316
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Nothing says warm weather more than plants. Owner Shayla Cabrera calls herself Plant Aunt and she runs her business with a deep and abiding love for plants. Before opening TIA Planta, Shayla had 15 years of experience as a nanny, cultivating her nurturing nature. Here you can take part in a plant workshop and learn how to take good care of your baby plants or visit the small greenhouse during warm weather to buy plants indoors or outdoors.
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WORD Libraries | 29 McWilliams Square
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This independent bookshop and coffee also has an additional location in Brooklyn. It showcases Jersey City talent with a local author program to incentivize small purchases and support the community. It offers many summer readings, The Unseen Life of Addie LaRueamong many other bestsellers that are amazing beach (or subway) reads.