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  • Stylephile: Boutique 161
    on the corner of South and Madison streets At first we wanted to be down by the Green but there s no parking there says Connie Aptly renamed Boutique 161 in honor of the new address the store has both visibility and its own parking lot The 1 700 square foot main floor formerly Camille s a sandwich shop is flooded with natural light from eight Palladian windows The second floor is reserved for private fittings personal styling and parties there s even a staff lounge an office and a basement for storage Boutique 161 has the same fashion forward spirit as Top This We want our customers to have a reason to come to us says Connie They can t find these labels at the mall As a former vice president of Macy s in Livingston Connie has had her fill of predictable looks Boutique 161 carries little known but exciting labels like Stella and Jamie Three Dots and Red Haute Recommended Reading Anthropologie Early Spring Picks Our customer base is so broad says Connie We have girls in their teens all the way up to 70 somethings they all like fashion Click to enlarge images Fabulous Faux One of a kind blue druzy agate geode ring in 24 karat gold plate setting 42 Wrist Fix Swarovski Crystal mesh stackable bracelets 34 each Bright Billfold Colorful wallets for fresh style on the go 28 each Cobalt Case Versatile Soho tote with cowhide leather and zipper detailing 298 Read more Style Shopping articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week

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  • Stylephile: ReFind
    of promoting the community Stackles says I m committed to helping rebuild ReFind s mission is threefold support local artists whose work Stackles displays and sells offer art classes for all ages and create a unique retail environment with wares that change almost daily The inventory includes tables chairs lamps decorative accessories and collectibles such as figurines and art objects All goods in the store save for the original artwork are recycled and carefully curated Stackles has cobbled together a trusted army of pickers who scour flea markets and bring her their finds The 750 square foot shop which Stackles affectionately calls very Gertrude Stein y features an ever changing array of one of a kind items That s the fun of it she says When it s gone it s gone Popular items include maritime maps accent furniture and scrap metal sculptures The store is open year round During the slow winter months Stackles turns her energy to art classes and community projects like the giant community loom woven with the help of local school children and passers by Click to enlarge images SPrefind2 Sprefind3 Read more Culture Corner Style Shopping articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016 February 2016 Best New Restaurants Table of Contents Subscribe Give a Gift Locate a Newsstand Purchase back issues View older issues Paper Mill Playhouse presents A Bronx Tale Millburn Feb 04 Mar 06 Frozen in Ice at

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  • Chic Rattle & Roll Fashion Mobile Sells Designer Styles
    college in 2007 and later worked as a buyer in the fashion industry Chic Rattle Roll is chock full of women s clothing everything from dresses to swimwear along with handbags sunglasses jewelry and scarves with some graphic tees thrown in for the guys says Dunn Selections are varied a little rock and roll nod to Mazzurco s devotion to the genre In my head I m in a band and also decidedly feminine fitting Dunn s style Customers absolutely love the uniqueness of our merchandise says Mazzurco The inventory sourced primarily from L A based designers includes Mondo B Flying Tomato and the Classic Shoppers love the prices nothing on the truck costs more than 65 The industrial albeit sophisticated digs are equipped with dressing rooms and credit cards are accepted Chic Rattle Roll will park at the Guinness Oyster Festival in Red Bank on September 22 and at the Hoboken Arts and Music Festival on September 29 For a full roster of appearances or to book corporate or other events visit chicrattleandroll com Click to enlarge images Chic Rattle Roll is a Hoboken based mobile fashion boutique Read more Style Shopping articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016 February 2016 Best New Restaurants Table of Contents Subscribe Give a Gift Locate a Newsstand Purchase back issues View older issues Paper Mill Playhouse presents A Bronx Tale Millburn Feb 04 Mar 06 Frozen in Ice

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  • Relaxing Retreat
    Sabine chair available in a variety of fabrics As shown 2 890 Creative Wallcoverings Interiors in New Providence 908 665 7997 Make it Mod Kick up your boudoir style with a bold brass Euclidean pendant light 248 at anthropologie com Heavenly Haven Dreamy Moroccan inspired pillows shams sheets and duvet all available through Fun House Furnishings Design in Mendham 973 543 6429 Turn It On Lighten up your space with a bedside lamp in a yummy color like sky blue 195 at Safavieh Home Furnishings in Livingston 973 629 5800 Read more Style Shopping articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016 February 2016 Best New Restaurants Table of Contents Subscribe Give a Gift Locate a Newsstand Purchase back issues View older issues Paper Mill Playhouse presents A Bronx Tale Millburn Feb 04 Mar 06 Frozen in Ice at Skylands Stadium Augusta Feb 05 Feb 28 The Beach Boys Morristown Feb 10 SOMA Film Festival South Orange Feb 12 Feb 14 Marc Anthony Concierto del Día de San Valentín Newark Feb 13 Sign up for our FREE newsletters Weekend Buzz Events in NJ Side Dish Dining news Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Pinterest Subscribe Purchase Subscribe Manage your Subscription Give a Gift Subscription Order a Back Issue New Jersey Monthly Newsstands Advertise Advertising Info Media Kit Digital Specs FTP Info Media Planner More Info About Us Contact

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  • Vern Yip's Hip, Happy Fabric Collection - New Jersey Monthly
    an urban apartment gray gold and brown a historic manor home gray blue and orange and a vacation retreat bright orange and white I ve done the thinking ahead of time so it s easy to get a curated elegant look Yip said This collection appeals to real people who have kids and pets and mortgages busy people like you and me who have other interests besides decorating their homes We like to add color to the store with fresh designs that are well priced added Bruce Heyman owner of Fabricland a third generation family business Vern s line really pops and our customers are responding We put the good stuff up front so that s where you ll find his new collection The exuberant line is offered by Trend Fabrics a division of Fabricut Fabricland s top selling vendor Recommended Reading Retro is a Go Learn from Vern Step back and look at the scale of the fabric to understand how it will appear in its intended space Will you use a little on a throw pillow or a lot for draperies Layer complementary patterns Mix bold prints as an expression of your personality Play with color for a more sophisticated look Don t use just one hue or your space will appear too flat Add textures to make your room welcoming That s the difference between a stark house and a pulled together home Understand fabric weight and durability Some textiles can withstand heavy use on a sofa or chair Other lighter weight fabrics work better as window treatments Yip just signed a book deal for 2016 More of his tips are available at vernyip com Read more Style Shopping articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the

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  • Sole Men: Rago Bros Shine in Morristown
    they liked our work to keep using us instead Well the manager at Short Hills moved on to be the regional manager for Kenneth Cole and took our business with him The same arrangement fell into place with other stores in the mall When a manager moved across the country or was promoted he or she would recommend Rago Brothers to the new manager That s how it grew says Tom All of a sudden they want us doing repairs for the whole East Coast Okay Delaware called and then two weeks later Washington called We were getting phone calls from new stores every day It s still exciting when we get a new one Louis Vuitton has their own repair center but people around the country still send things here says Tony who had received a call earlier that day about an incoming damaged piece from Louis Vuitton Las Vegas If you walk into the Louis Vuitton in Short Hills they ll tell you to come here Recommended Reading Court Street School Fortified Students for Anything These days Rago has exclusive repair contracts with most of the luxury brands in North America including Michael Kors Christian Dior Salvatore Ferragamo and Chloé But some companies like to keep their relationship with Rago private preferring to give the impression that every marred handbag or shoe gets sent back to the factory in Italy We have representatives from Italy who come several times a year from the manufacturing plants to make sure we are doing our job says Tom They like to walk around and see we are doing things properly Roxy Marin who spent seven years at Neiman Marcus before she began working at Rago opens hundreds of boxes a day filled with damaged handbags and shoes When we get 400 shoes or 1 000 shoes in one shipment from a factory Marin explains that outpaces the walk in repairs A shipment of about 1 000 Fendi signature orange shoe boxes recently crowded the floor of the dyeing and refinishing room All the boxes contained pairs of Fendi shoes with the same mass defect a scratch on the back of each heel This is the room that makes us famous says Tony gesturing to the jars of custom mixed paint and tiny brushes Because what we do here I m certain no one else can do Rago s staff of more than 50 is well stocked with specialists A few commute from New York and Pennsylvania Diego Valencia known as the strap guy has worked at Rago for 10 years He grew up working in his father s leather shop in Colombia and impressed the Rago brothers at his job interview by creating beautiful new piping and and new handles for handbags Feliz Maria learned to tailor and sew complex leather pieces growing up in Santo Domingo He moved to New Jersey to work at a Coach factory He heard about Rago 10 years ago and knew it was where he

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  • Love That Etsy Style
    jewelry from sterling silver copper brass and semiprecious stones She painstakingly cuts files texturizes and solders Then she sets the stones and hand polishes the pieces for a simple but unusual adornment I started falling in love with metals when I was 10 years old and made my very first ring from a piece of copper I found in my father s basement workshop Then I found another bit of copper and made my little sister a ring too she says After taking basic classes Grady honed her skills through trial and error over the decades Today her pieces are sold on Etsy and in many galleries throughout the country She also teaches classes and workshops in art centers galleries and in her own studio Recommended Reading 24 Karat Gold Facial Get Your Glow On Brittany Lauren Graphic Designer Oakland Etsy handle Brittanylaurendesign My philosophy is simple I believe the world should be as colorful as possible says Lauren That s why she creates stationery and fine gifts in bright colors and bold patterns In 2011 I was diagnosed with Lyme disease and was always tired That s when I put all my creative energy into launching my own small company she says Today Lauren surrounds herself with whimsical Etsy merchandise loaded with personality Monogrammed and personalized party invitations rubber stamps calling cards and serving trays are all customer favorites In fact Lauren maintains you can never have too many things monogrammed Read more Style Shopping articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For

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  • Tastemakers: Rebecca Minkoff
    be intrigued that he actually christened the handbag naming it for his grandmother Elle Here s what Minkoff looking especially glammy in a fitted navy mini and sky high strappy gladiators shared with us Whose idea was it to create a scarlet bag Neiman Marcus asked me to design a red bag since red is the new neutral and it basically goes with everything So we worked on it together and launched the Elle bag Are you wearing the Elle bag this week Of course It makes a strong and polished statement whether I wear it with a T shirt and jeans or a leather jacket and ankle boots It also looks great with our Liman dress and layers of jewelry And if we peek inside I always carry a notebook and pen for jotting down design ideas Waverly sunglasses and a lipstick What was the inspiration behind your fall collection of bags shoes and clothing The cosmos I got so excited about making styles and patterns that speak to space That s also how I arrived at the futuristic elements of the green and blue holographic bag and shoes that are another new look for us Click to enlarge images The new Pip sandal is super versatile complementing just about anything in your closet Read more Style Shopping articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016 February 2016 Best New Restaurants Table of Contents Subscribe Give

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