Stylish Boutique POSH D To Close. All Designer Fashions On Sale.

BY  |  Wednesday, May 13, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

DSC03442We’re still feeling the after-effects of the unusually long, bitter winter here in Montclair. Despite the support of a loyal clientele, the designer clothing store POSH D is expected to close soon.

Although the business did well during most of the year, fewer customers than usual ventured out during the exceptionally frigid winter to shop on Church Street, says shop owner Dee Lermi, causing sales to plummet along with the temperature. Snow removal and parking issues added to the problem.DSC03380

“I’m sad. I don’t want to go,” says the lovely Lermi. “I love Church Street…the people are so kind. I also love the concerts, the summer nights. This has been a wonderful experience for me. So, thank you to everyone.”

All clothing in the store is now on sale at less than half of the original price. You can find flattering, fashionable dresses, blouses, pants, and skirts in a variety of unique, gorgeous prints and solids…and most items cost under $30.

After POSH D closes, Lermi will open an online store with many of the same items, plus new designs, at:



16 Church Street, Montclair






Thursday is Uptown Girls Night in Upper Montclair

BY  |  Tuesday, May 12, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

uptown girls ladies night

Thursday night be in the spot when the Upper Montclair Business Association hosts the first ever Uptown Girls: Ladies Night in Upper Montclair from 6 – 9 pm.

The fun ladies night will feature food, fun, and fashion. Meet other “uptown girls” for raffles, giveaways and discounts and sip, shop & sample at the many participating businesses in Upper Montclair.



{verdigreen} Expands to Offer More DIY Workshops to the Local Community

BY  |  Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

10981163_10153074635608749_6412470322376249798_nBaristanet was invited in to check out the new {verdigreen} workshop space that expanded when Modern Yarn closed late last year. Just like the original {verdigreen} shop, poking around this larger area is a treat for the eyes, and, with locally made candles burning, even the nose!

Azie Shelhorse, owner of the shop, jumped at the chance to expand so she could offer her customers more workshops and products for home projects. She explains, “We are excited for the chance to host larger community gatherings, local music events, better workshops, and to have a space to comfortable accommodate our local customers’ furniture projects.” Continue Reading

Get the Runway Look Locally!

BY  |  Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (3)

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week officially ended last week and the fall/winter 2015 collections have us wanting those runway looks. From layers of sweaters, to culotte pants, to lots and lots of fur—we want in on the fashion must haves. Two details that were common in the majority of the collections were turtleneck fitted tops and red detailed garments. Since it is still very much winter here in New Jersey and we have no other choice but to cover ourselves with layers of clothing, why not be trendy and ahead of the fashion game?

We have found runway inspired looks right here in Montclair:

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Parcel Packed Up and Moved to a Bigger Space in Montclair

BY  |  Friday, Feb 13, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Parcel, the Montclair boutique billed on its website as “a splendid paper shop and much more…” is now truly offering much more in a bigger space at 608 Bloomfield Avenue in Downtown Montclair.

Owner Nancy Laboz moved her shop across the street, next to Anderson’s Flowers, transformed the space to fit the vintage charm for which Parcel is known and loved, and opened this week.

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Baristanet Valentine’s Day Gift Guide (Updated)

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Looking for some Valentine’s Day trinkets for your love? Sweets for your sweetie? They can be found right here in town:


Love Notes


Sweet Home Montclair (623 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07043) has a selection of cards for your sweetheart, which offer much more wit than your typical Hallmark card:

Valentine's Day


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Winter Accessories for Women

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Winter Accessories for Women

Winter isn’t only about a stylish coat, pretty sweater, and lots of layers — the accessories matter too! From sunglasses and glamorous statement jewelry, to stockings and comfy scarves, these are some items that will make the winter more bearable.

Have you ever stepped outside with the sun reflecting off the bright white snow? Perhaps you have “hat hair” and don’t have time to get dolled up for a night out? The final step to any outfit are the accessories, so check out our favorite winter essentials from these fab Montclair shops:

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Stylish and Warm Winter Coats for Women

BY  |  Monday, Jan 12, 2015 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Stylish and Warm Winter Coats for Women

We still have a long way to go until this winter is over so you might as well look fabulous while keeping warm.

Two key points to look out for while you’re shopping for a new coat are sales and pockets. A lot of boutiques are making room for their new spring arrivals, which means plenty of promotions on winter items. Pockets are a must have because you can conveniently put your gloves, phone, or keys inside instead of shoving them into a bottomless purse.

Check out some great steals we found in local stores:


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Speer & Crane: Accessories for the Well-Dressed Man

BY  |  Monday, Jan 05, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Speer & Crane

South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair is becoming a shopping hot spot with the addition, Speer & Crane. The haberdashery opened two months ago by brother in laws Chris Albanese and Jim Alamia when the duo noticed that there weren’t many mens’ shops in Montclair. With careful products decisions and dedication, they brought Speer & Crane to life and celebrated their grand opening two weeks ago.

“Business has been very good and over the holiday season, we’ve had lots of gift shoppers coming in. The opening was definitely one of our biggest sales days because of all the buzz going on,” said employee Chaz Tedesco.

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Baristanet Christmas Round Up 2014

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (4)


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go, and especially in Baristaville.

With the holiday almost here, we offer our annual Baristanet Christmas Round-up, including our favorite cocktails, recipes, gift ideas and more from this year and holidays past:

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I’d love to take the family to see Robin Hood on stage and his attempts to help the 99%!

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