Check Out These Local Stores for Holiday Shopping in Hoboken

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It’s time to get cracking, Rivington residents – the holidays are right around the corner and time is running out to get the gifts you need for your family and friends!

Here in a bustling city like Hoboken, we have tons of shops – both local and national – that are sure to provide everything you need to get your holiday shopping done. Read on to find out what stores you need to check out this weekend!

Tunes, located at 225 Washington St, Hoboken which is 10 minutes from your Rivington apartment, is a music store carrying a wide variety of new and used LPs and CDs, plus DVDs and games for sale or trade.

The story of Tunes began in a tiny shop on the Ocean City boardwalk in the summer of 1989. Tunes has won several awards along the way: Best of Philly Magazine and Best of South Jersey Magazine to name a few. Stop by and check them out!

Fleet Feet Sports, located at 604 Washington St, Hoboken which is seven minutes from your Rivington apartment, is a retail chain stocking athletic shoes, apparel and accessories geared toward runners.

Fleet Feet provides only the very best in customer service and knowledge for all your running, walking and fitness needs! They are committed to providing each customer who runs or walks through their doors with the ultimate customer service experience.



225 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 653-3355


Fleet Feet Sports

604 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 533-1200

Shop Small for Small Business Saturday in Hoboken

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Everyone in Hoboken is currently gearing up for another exciting Black Friday full of deals, which will come around once again on Friday, Nov. 24. However, it’s important to not forget about what other shops will be showcasing their best deals on Small Business Saturday, which will take place Saturday, Nov. 25.

If you’re looking for some great electronics, home décor for your Rivington apartment, new clothes or more, then check out these small businesses in Hoboken and support your neighbors while getting some amazing savings!

AaRaa Accessories, located at 408 Sixth St, Hoboken which is a 10 minute walk from your Rivington apartment, is a stylish boutique providing fashionable jewelry imported from India, accessories and home decor items.

Aaraa translates to embellish or adorn and that is exactly what happens when one enters the store or shops the site. The pieces carried are carefully chosen to bring a special feeling to the wearer and there is nowhere too far to source them.

Cheap Maggie’s, located at 216 Washington St, Hoboken which is a 20 minute walk from your Rivington apartment, is a men’s & women’s shop for an eclectic array of casual clothes, shoes and accessories in popular brands.

Founded in Hoboken, Cheap Maggie’s was started by two partners with over 40 accumulated years of experience in the off-price business.  Their experience of cultivating relationships with hundreds of vendors, showrooms, manufacturers, and importers allows them to offer great brands of clothing, shoes, and accessories and real off-price values.


AaRaa Accessories

408 Sixth St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 386-0101


Cheap Maggie’s

216 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 222-1121

Restock Your Wardrobe This Summer at These Local Shops

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Now that summer is in full force, you may be looking in your closet wanting to see some new swimsuits, shorts, tank tops and sandals. It may not be close to Christmastime, but there’s no reason not to treat yourself with a new summer wardrobe!

Luckily for Rivington residents, Hoboken is a bustling city filled with boutiques that make restocking for the summertime simple and fun. Read on to find out what shops you should check out this weekend for swimsuits, summer attire and more.

Francesca’s, located at 318 Washington St, Hoboken which is about a mile from your Rivington apartment, is a women’s clothing chain with an array of casual, playful clothing, plus bags, shoes and gifts.

Francesca’s offers an eclectic mix of carefully-curated clothing, bright baubles, bold accessories, and playful gifts that are as fun to give as they are to receive. The store reveals an array of new arrivals almost daily, so you’ll always discover something special and amazing on every visit.

Town House, located at 620 Washington St, Hoboken which is less than a mile from your Rivington apartment, is a chic shop carrying fashionable clothing & accessories, including jewelry and handbags, for women.

Town House strives to create a cozy, warm shopping environments in neighborhoods that lack affordable, quality items served up with a twist. Here, you can shop comfortably for the latest fashion trends or timeless accessories with friendly, helpful, and never pushy customer service, all at a reasonable price.



318 Washington St, Hoboken NJ 07030

(201) 795-3270


Town House

620 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 714-4200

Jumpstart your Holiday Shopping at the Hoboken City Hall Holiday Crafts Fair

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we all know what that means – Christmas isn’t far behind, which means that we will all soon be busy searching for gifts for our friends and family.

To find gifts that can’t be found on just any Internet shopping site, head to the Hoboken City Hall Holiday Crafts Fair on Dec. 3 and 4  at Hoboken City Hall at 94 Washington Street, where you can find three floors of artwork and unique handcrafted gift items by local crafters and artisans. You can expect to find jewelry, art, notecards, jewelry boxes, leather bags and hand knits of scarves, shawls, hats, sweaters, blankets and more.

There will also be tons of events at this festive fair to get you in the holiday spirit. There will be free photos with Santa taken by Kelly Photo Boutique on Sunday in front of City Hall, a Meet Mrs. Claus event and face painting both days on the second floor, and caroling by Girl Scout Junior Troop 12023 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 4 on the steps in front of City Hall. Also, the Green Pear Café will be selling coffee, tea, sweets and sandwiches on the second floor and Jamie Fundinger will be wrapping gifts at her table on the ground floor.

Some of the other vendors you can expect to find include Elizabeth Caparaz who sells Giclee prints and cards as well as “Day of the Dead” ornaments and figurines, Charley and Hudson who sell comfy kids’ clothing, scarves onesies, tees and throw pillows and Tomslitehouse Soy Candles who sell 100 percent hand poured soy candles.

Holiday Shopping in Hoboken

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If you’re still shopping for the holidays, you can find a gift for everyone on your list by taking a stroll down Washington Street. There’s everything you can think of from baked goods, to packaged fitness classes, to an assortment of gift items. Check out Carlo’s Bakery (95 Washington St.), home of the Cake Boss, and pick up some cannoli – it’s sure to be a hit at your office party! Or purchase a bag of delicious Haitian coffee beans at bwè kafe (1002 Washington St.) to please the coffee connoisseur on your list.

 You can try Fleet Feet (604 Washington St.) for your fitness happy friend. They offer an 11-week program that prepares runners for a spring challenge, in addition to their more general walking and athletic gear. And if that’s not quite what you’re looking for, perhaps a 10-pack of yoga classes at Surya Yoga studios (618 Washington St.) will do the trick. With 2 convenient locations in Hoboken, they also offer promotional packages to those who aren’t ready to commit to 10 classes.

 And to make your life easier this holiday season, free parking is being offered in city garages with a purchase of $25 or more, now through the end of the holiday season. Shoppers can park for free in municipal garages for up to four hours if they present receipts from local merchants for purchases totaling $25 or more to the parking attendant.

o out in Hoboken and get that Christmas list finished!

Holiday Shopping around Hoboken

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Shop local and get a head start on gifts for the holidays in Hoboken! There are so many fantastic places to check out right in our neighborhood.

Mint Market is the go-to place for unique statement jewelry. They have the best variety of clothing and you can find anything from party dresses, to causal wear, to something sexy. Pricing is one of the most reasonable in town, as you can walk out with a few things under $100.

 Located on 510 Washington St., Symposia is a fantastic local bookstore. This is a palace of used books and if you are a book hunting connoisseur you need to make your way out there to view the staggering and amazing book collection. The service is excellent as the employees know their literature and are willing to go above and beyond. Support your local bookstore!

 The Washington General Store is a whimsical gift store, specializing in unique products – from chandeliers to fine tea. Located on Hoboken’s historic Washington St., Washington General Store is the place to get inspired, spruce up your home, or find the perfect gift.

The Frayed Knot is a laid back shop with an eclectic mix of old and new. The inventory is an adventure in very reasonably priced antique treasures, vintage and mid-century furnishings, art, project pieces, and unique items perfect for a loved one.

 Committed to providing unique toys, amazing customer service and a passion for toys, the Big Fun Toy Store is one of the most engaging stores to visit around Hoboken. Quirky and fun-loving, the store’s staff will help you find the perfect gift. They have a great selection of educational toys for children of all ages, as well as unique gift items that anyone would love.