Yes, it is safe to say that many Jersey City residents have a serious Target addiction. While we all love that big conglomerate wonderland of everything we must remember it is our civic duty to support our local economy. Put down those Target cards JC and shop local.
Clothing (Vintage, Men's, Women's and Kids)
This Jersey City vintage spot is recently under new ownership. You can still find the dopest styles from the past decades for both men and women as well as a collection of vinyl records. New owners Trish and April have amped up the home décor and goods selection, on top of adding more pieces from the '40s and '50s. Swing by and check out the new layout, and of course, the good old $10 rack. 9 Erie St.
For ladies looking who are looking for fun, feminine, sophisticated fashions. Mint Market is the perfect mix of modern and pristine vintage pieces. They recently celebrated 3 years of business in Jersey City! The JC storefront is especially stocked with vintage and is located by the Grove St. PATH. They have a sister location in Hoboken (303 First St.) and an online shop as well for your out-of-town friends. 339 Grove St.
Another Man's Treasure
Established in 2006, they have been in the area for while and have graced the pages of The New York Times, Refinery29, and ELLE.com to name a few. They know what they are doing when it comes to the resale of vintage pieces for men, women, and children. There is always something eye-catching on the sale rack outside. New pieces are added everyday and the owners source them from around the country and globe and sell at affordable prices. Check out their extensive collection of vintage tees–it's a must! 195 Montgomery St.
Hazel Baby and Kids
The little ones need to be stylish and fashion forward too. This boutique specializes in eco-friendly apparel for baby and children, bath products, and toys. Show your Jersey City pride with tees and onesies! This is the second business venture for its owners, who first opened Hound About Town. 199 Montgomery St & 17 McWilliams Pl.
This was the first place in Jersey City to sign a Nike account in the 1980s and some of its more notable customers include Queen Latifah, Ludacris, and Naughty by Nature to name a few. Today they sell primarily active wear and shoes for men, women, and children. An array of name brand-name shoes along with other major brands like The North Face, Patagonia, and UGG can be found here at decent prices. The store is still family owned and operated to this day. 160 Newark Ave.
Accessories and Home Décor
Kanibal & Co.
While they sell both men's and women's clothing, the accessories and home goods are real show stoppers here. They sell candles, throw pillows, decorative prints, and crochet plant hangers that will bring some serious vibes to your place. This apothecary shop sells bath and beauty products (for men too!) that will have you feeling like your best self. If you've caught the DIY bug, they host artist workshops. Check out the schedule on their website. 197 Montgomery St.
Formerly known as "Love Liesel" this shop features creations from 90+ artists, including ones based in Jersey City. Love Locked specializes in customizable engagement rings, wedding bands, or general tokens of love. The shop owner is a jewelry designer herself. With a large selection of unique everyday wear pieces as well, the jewelry is the main attraction. Home décor and vegan-friendly beauty products can be found here too! 353 Grove St.
Kennedy Department Store
This privately owned department store has everything from cleaning products to kitchen supplies to home décor and more all at discounted prices. One thing worth checking out here is their wide selection of curtains and window treatment all for amazingly discounted prices. Pretty much anything you need for your home can be found here. This store has been around since 1974. 270 Central Ave.
Up your accessories game at Noellery. They sell everything from dainty and statement jewelry to scarves, hats, and gloves to handbags and even home décor. All of their accessories are really reasonably priced, so go ahead and stock up. 321 Grove St.
Hound About Town
Shop local for your pet supplies too! Your furry friends deserve the best so go natural when it comes to their food, treats, and grooming products. While the owners clearly have an affinity for dogs, don't let the name fool you because they sell cat products too. Hound About Town has a delivery option through FastBoy and if you are looking for a new addition to your family check out the adoption section on their website. 218 Montgomery St. & 17 McWilliams Pl.
The pet supply store that has it all for cats, dogs, and other small pets. All your pet needs can be found here. Customers often rave about the level of service and care provided by the staff members. Being very feline forward, they often have kittens for adoption. Just a block from the Grove St PATH it's a quick pit (or should we say pet?) stop on the way home. 148 Newark Ave.
This place is an actual pet emporium. Not only do they have over 3,000 products for all pet needs (including cats and dogs) but they offer dog grooming services. What sets this pet shop apart from the rest (besides the large pink zebra outside and aquarium check out counter) is the fact that they have both fresh and saltwater fish, reptiles, small mammals, and exotic birds for sale. 298 Central Ave.
A bookstore and full cafe in one. Shop around for the classics or new favorites while you sip on a latte. The cafe has a small food selection of sandwiches and salads too. WORD is not just a bookstore but a place for the community to gather. Check out their monthly book groups on their website and events, like Drag Show Storytime. 123 Newark Ave.
A place to find new vinyl and old vinyl and everything in between (aka CDs–for those who like to go vintage when it comes to listening to music). If you're looking to sell some records they buy them here too. 114 Brunswick St.
Grove Street Bicycles
Head to this local bike shop for all your cycling needs, including repair services and tune-ups. All types of bikes are in stock from kids bikes to cruisers to BMX. Conveniently open 7 days a week. 172 Christopher Columbus Dr.
Written by Kaitlyn De Leonardis
Jersey City born, Kait loves how the city has flourished since her childhood, and the fact that she can now enjoy it as an adult. She can often be found running by the waterfront, in the local vintage shops or killing it on the foosball table at South House. Her hobbies include brunch, shopping, and Instagram. What like those aren't hobbies? Follow her outfits and antics @outfittedand_about!