Sponsored Post: One Savvy Design—Church Street’s Best Kept Secret

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One Savvy Design Consignment Boutique

Discover the exciting world of consignment

and redefine your style with our new and consigned merchandise.

One stop shopping for you and all your holiday gifts.

One Savvy Design Consignment Boutique offers everything you need from women’s contemporary to luxury clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories. This boutique carries a variety of new and consigned merchandise including J. Crew, Anthropologie, Diane Von Furstenberg, Kate Spade, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Chanel.

Check out their website to see featured items online. They also offer customers a rewards program where you earn points for every purchase.

Best of all, you can order online and plan to run in and pick it up at your convenience OR if you an out-of-towner, have it shipped free from now until the end of December.http://onesavvydesignconsignment.com

Arlene Carrini worked in the garment industry in NYC developing her extensive background in Sales, Merchandising and Buying. She had been consigning her clothing for years when she decided it was time to open her own store and put her expertise to use.

“I am excited to be a part of the Montclair community for the last 4 seasons” says Arlene. She loves what she does and you know it from the moment you walk in. “We want you to feel comfortable in our store and we welcome you as if you are walking into our home.”

Arlene and her staff can provide a personal shopping experience this holiday season, for you and your gift giving needs.

One Savvy Design Shabby Chic Furniture

Decorate for the holidays with our shabby chic furniture.

We carry an eclectic collection of up-cycled, hand painted furniture and mirrors.One Savvy Design Shabby Chic Furniture originated in 2008 in Arlene’s backyard. She came across an interesting piece of furniture and decided to refinish it herself.

The result of her efforts, and positive feedback, inspired Arlene to continue painting and refurbishing many more pieces, transforming One Savvy Design into what it is today.

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At One Savvy Design, you’ll find a collection of up-cycled, re-purposed vintage dressers, servers, buffets and vanities. All pieces are carefully selected and hand painted with quality low voc chalk paint. In this creative process is the commitment to create a more eco-friendly everyday lifestyle.

In addition to the finished pieces on the showroom floor, Arlene offers custom painting for any unpainted piece in inventory or for a piece of furniture of your own.

Stop by One Savvy Design’s showroom and discover a unique find!

You can find us in the Orange House on Church Street.unnamed (3) 

One Savvy Design

One Savvy Design Shabby Chic Furniture

74 Church Street (One block west of Starbucks), Montclair, NJ


Tuesday-Saturday 10-6

Friday Extended Holiday Hours 10-8

Sunday 12-5






Baristanet Guide to Buying (or Cutting Down) a Real Christmas Tree

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Richfield Farms

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If you celebrate Christmas, you’re getting ready to put up the tree (unless you’re an early bird and did it the day after Thanksgiving.) If you prefer the real deal and would never go artificial, you’re in luck. Around here, or not too far away, there are many choices. Want to go rustic? Head out to western Jersey or up to the border of New York state for a true cut-it-yourself tree experience. Looking for a quick pick-and-wrap experience? We’ve got you covered. We even did some comparison shopping for you, because we’re cool like that.

Here are places where you can buy or cut down a real Christmas tree:

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Montclair Fashion Night Brings The Wow to Wellmont Theater

BY  |  Monday, Nov 23, 2015 3:42pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


A Montclair Center BID production, last night’s Montclair Fashion Night: Holiday Preview, celebrated the rich and diverse offerings from Montclair’s favorite retailers. Hundreds of fashion lovers packed the Wellmont Theater to experience holiday looks and the latest fashion trends, represented by local stores, with looks form ready to wear, evening wear, vintage style and couture. Continue Reading

Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

BY  |  Monday, Nov 23, 2015 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Small Business Saturday

With Thanksgiving on Thursday, the official holiday shopping season begins this weekend. We say ditch the crowded malls and shop locally on Saturday. You’ll support small businesses and get unique gifts for your loved ones.

A nationwide event, Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 to help small businesses get more exposure during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. This year, the big day is November 28.

Here are what some local stores are offering:

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Montclair Walks The Runway at Anthropologie Holiday Fashion Show

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The holidays are just around the corner, and last week, Anthropologie in Montclair celebrated early by showcasing favorite festive looks in a first ever fashion show in the store. Award-winning photographer Claire Rosen captured the event in her own amazing style.

 Nia Holton-Raphael (left) models an HD Paris lace top, Marta faux-fur cowl, AG Stevie ankle ivory corduroy pant, Sunland belt, Sidonie beanie and Splendid Palisade bootie. Her mom, Kimberly Holton, is sporting a Moulinette Soeurs velvet trimmed blouse, Alilina faux fur shrug, Paige Verdugo skinny jean, Dolce Vita sling back bootie.

Nia Holton-Raphael (left) models an HD Paris lace top, Marta faux-fur cowl, AG Stevie ankle ivory corduroy pant, Sunland belt, Sidonie beanie and Splendid Palisade bootie. Her mom, Kimberly Holton, is sporting a Moulinette Soeurs velvet trimmed blouse, Alilina faux fur shrug, Paige Verdugo skinny jean, Dolce Vita sling back bootie.

Anthropologie partnered with local businesses to further connect with the community: Villalobos handled the catering of delicious pre-show bites, Bangz styled the models’ hair. Local residents modeled the clothes, including Montclair High School students with their moms. Continue Reading

Envy By Melissa Gorga, of RHONJ, Coming To Montclair

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Envy By Melissa Gorga, of RHONJ, Coming To Montclair

Montclair is getting a new clothing store by none other than the Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Melissa Gorga. Envy by Melissa Gorga, located 609 Bloomfield Ave., in Montclair, is opening soon. Want to get a sneak peek of what kind of fashions to expect? Envy is among the stores participating in Fashion Night Out this Sunday (and Baristanet is giving you a chance to win tickets). Continue Reading

Montclair Cooperative School’s Book Fair and Community Market This Saturday

BY  |  Friday, Nov 13, 2015 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

unnamed-2Montclair Cooperative School is teaming up with Watchung Booksellers and local artisans to offer a chance to shop a unique community market with books, gifts and treats galore!

Shop a wonderful selection of children’s books (focusing on ages 3 to 14), along with great titles for adults. The event will also host 20 extraordinary local artisans selling their handmade crafts and goods, including a newly launched modern children’s clothing line – Lotus & Bug, special body products from DollyMoo Body Love, handmade American Girl Doll sized clothing, housewares, yummy Sweet Bee Granola, Daisies Chain unique jewelry , beautiful Yana Rodin hand knit accessories, felt.home decor, giftware from re-purposed material, kids activity kits and gifts, wall art, and even homemade goodies for four legged friends.

The Book Worm Café will be offering delicious savory and sweet, homemade takeaway meals and treats. Buy all the books on your holiday gift list and find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts!

WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: At the Co-op: 65 Chestnut Street (at Forest Street), Montclair, NJ

Books and More, at College Women’s Club Sale

BY  |  Monday, Nov 09, 2015 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

College Women’s Club of Montclair

The College Women’s Club of Montclair is hosting its renowned semi-annual Used Book & Music Sale starting this Thursday. The club has been holding the event every year since 1934, making it the oldest consecutively running book sale in the country and has awarded over a million dollars in scholarships to girls in Montclair and the surrounding area since its inception.

This is a terrific event featuring thousands of books and paperbacks, LPs, CDs, DVDs, Audio & Video Tapes, Sheet Music, Software, and more. Everything is sold at bargain prices, and all the proceeds go to college scholarship awards for local girls.

The fall sale schedule is:

  • November 12 from 9:30 am – 9 pm: $15 admission from 9:30 am – noon / Free from noon ’til 9:00 pm
  • November 13 from 9:30 am – 9 pm
  • November 14 from 9:30 – 7 pm
  • November 15 from 1 pm – 6 pm

Shuttle Service For Montclair Residents to Brookdale ShopRite to be Available Soon

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (34)

shopriteWith Pathmark at Lackawanna Plaza soon to close, the Township of Montclair is working with the Essex County Special Transportation System and Senior Care and Activities Center to arrange shuttle buses to transport residents to from the Pathmark to Brookdale ShopRite in Bloomfield. Brookdale ShopRite is offering financial assistance and support in welcoming Montclair residents to their supermarket.

Brian M. Stolar, president & CEO of The Pinnacle Companies and owner Lackawanna Plaza says there will be a supermarket in the Plaza, but it will take some time. It is expected that the approval process will take a total of 12-15 months and construction of a new food store will take an additional 18-24 months.

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One Night, Two Montclair Center Events: Ladies Night Out & Art Walk

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Ladies Night Out

Montclair Center invites you to its 4th annual Ladies Night Out celebration with added bonus of The Art Walk on Friday night!

Ladies Night Out offers an evening of shopping, eating, mingling and laughing with friends old and new. As always, the event is free and sure to be fun. Check in at Bow Tie Cinemas at 486 Bloomfield Avenue and end at Just Jakes Restaurant at 30 Park Street for special priced drinks and festivities!

The Art Walk

The Art Walk is a self-guided tour featuring 16 locations downtown featuring the works of local artists.

Ladies Night Out and The Art Walk
Friday, October 16 from 5 – 9 pm
Various locations in Montclair Center
Free. Register online for LNO here



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alex, you failed to notice that the Montclair 2016 campaign has already begun & this is just the latest installment...via the very new Township CFO. Ah, it's nice to be an incumbent.

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