Your Holiday Gift: Free Metered Parking for 1 or 2 Hours Throughout Montclair Center Until Dec 26

BY  |  Friday, Dec 09, 2016 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Free Metered Parking

The Township of Montclair is offering 1 or 2 hours of free metered parking throughout Montclair Center through Monday December 26. The individual screens on the solar-powered smart meters will display the free parking offer.

Since the new Smart Meters are solar powered, they can no longer be covered with the traditional holiday “bags.” Smart meters will display a message: “Happy Holidays Free Parking Until Dec 26 2016” Continue Reading

Shop The Biggest, Best Montclair High School Holiday Gift Bazaar – Food, Music and Gifts Galore!!!

Monday, Dec 05, 2016 6:17pm

Score some terrific holiday gift items for everyone on your list at Montclair High School’s Holiday Gift Bazaar to benefit Project Graduation. This Saturday, December 10 from 9am-3pm., you can shop more than 30 vendors, including based right here in Montclair.


Looking for a special gift for the man in your life? Choose from an up-cycled bowtie from TieBro or a necktie sewn from handmade fabric by Mertel the Turtle Fabric Arts. Prefer to give something sweet to your child’s teacher? There will be artisanal truffles, caramels, fudge, toffee and jams all handmade made locally. For Montclair High School students, there will be a whole table dedicated to MHS swag.

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Sponsored: m.francesco — Destination Shopping for Home Decor and Gifts in Montclair

BY  |  Friday, Dec 02, 2016 5:43pm


This summer, Mariano Francesco opened his newest retail store in Montclair, “m.francesco” on the first floor of the historic Paul Harris Exchange building, in the former Vitamin Shoppe space.

This home furnishings store and design studio specializes in furniture, lighting, accessories and gifts. As a design studio it carries a selection of over 1,000 fabrics, wall coverings, custom designed upholstered floor samples, well-priced furniture, lighting, and home fragrances.

Distinctively modern and eclectic with a rustic feel, the vibe definitely has a Montclair beat. Among the large offerings in the showroom, are town pillows, featuring Montclair, Upper Montclair, Glen Ridge and Essex Fells, all exclusively designed for m.francesco. Continue Reading

Need to Work Off That Turkey? Here’s Where to Get Fitness Apparel in Montclair So You Can Look Good Working Out

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 1:15pm

Indulged too much on Thanksgiving? Ate too much leftover pumpkin pie and packed on the pounds? Check out a few local places that sell cool fitness apparel to inspire you to work out.

Sweat & Strut Fitness Apparel

(Photo: Sweat and Strut Facebook page)

Sweat & Strut (623 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07043) is your locally owned place ot get leggings. The shop features over twelve different activewear brands in one place with price points, styles, and personalities to fit every body and every budget. Choose from classic black to the most intriguing prints on the market today: camouflage, floral, tribal, animal print, denim, and faux leather.


The local Gap (629 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07043) has a good section for its GapFit line, which offers everything from sports bras to hoodies.


Fitness Apparel

(Photo: Lululemon Montclair Facebook page)

Lululemon Athletica Montclair (520 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042) sells  clothing for yoga, running and most other fitness activities. You can get everything from sports bras to leggings, to hoodies to accessories, like yoga mats and water bottles.


Fitness Apparel

(Photo: DFIT Facebook page)

DFIT Studio now sells fitness apparel from Manduka. You can get sports bras, tops, leggings, and more with or without the DFIT logo.


Urban Outfitters (20 South Park Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042) sells fitness apparel from some major brands, like NIKE, Without Walls, and more.


Fitness Apparel

(Photo: The Bar Method Montclair Facebook page)

The Bar Method Montclair (493 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042) sells tees from Spiritual Gangster, sports bras, leggings, tops, and more at its studio.



New Digs for Montclair Pop-Up and Exciting Offerings This Holiday Season

BY  |  Friday, Nov 25, 2016 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Montclair Pop-UpLocal entrepreneurs, Selma Avdicevic and Helene Richman have announced the return of ever popular Montclair Pop-Up. The 4th edition of the holiday shop is popping up at a new location — 310 Orange Road in Montclair’s South End — with a Grand Opening celebration on Small Business Saturday, November 26.

The women have worked diligently since the summer trying to find just the right location, and say they are very excited the Montclair Pop-Up will be located in the heart of South End.

“We have had several near hits and misses while trying to find the right location. Several deals on the Bloomfield corridor, as well as other neighborhoods, fell apart at the very last minutes. This is very good news for the Montclair real estate market, I should add. It means that entrepreneurial spirit is catching. But, not as good for temporary pop-up concepts like ours. After the last agreement on Bloomfield fell apart, we looked at each other and said – it’s time for South End. And here we are.” says Avdicevic.

The duo says they are loving this new location, which also has an abundance of parking.

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Shop Small in Montclair on Small Business Saturday, 11/26

BY  |  Monday, Nov 21, 2016 10:30am

Small Business Saturday

With Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 24, the official holiday shopping season begins the next day. We say forget about Black Friday, 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 26 and Montclair shops are excited to participate.

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Shop Montclair High School’s Holiday Gift Bazaar on Dec. 10

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 8:00am


Save the date and be sure to stop by Montclair High School Project Graduation’s Holiday Gift Bazaar on Saturday, December 10, from 9 am-3pm at Montclair High School Laraja Gallery (auditorium entrance on Park Street). You will score gifts galore — loads of creative, delicious, gorgeous, clever, one-of-a-kind holiday gifts available under one roof at Montclair High School.

This year’s Holiday Gift Bazaar will feature more than 30 vendors whose crafts, artwork, jewels, apparel and delicacies will be for sale in support of Project Graduation 2017. Don’t miss a chance to shop for MHS Senior Swag and Lawn Signs, Super Bowl Raffle Tickets, and poinsettias, too!

Unique items include Christmas ornaments made of paper from Vintage French dictionaries, original handmade LED light up signs for the home, handcrafted truffles with an Italian flavor, bling bling beaded slippers from Dubai, handmade goats milk soap, fairy dolls, local artisanal caramels, lots of original jewelry, fair trade gifts and more.

A 30-year tradition, Project Graduation whisks newly-minted high-school graduates in a raucous, exhilarating parade of buses to a secret, safe, alcohol and drug-free celebration. Proceeds from the Holiday Gift Bazaar help fund this fantastic event. Load up on unique gifts while helping fund Project Graduation 2017. Get a preview at


Ariane Kitchen & Bar Hosts First Annual Holiday Bazaar

BY  |  Monday, Oct 31, 2016 1:15pm


Ariane Kitchen & Bar (706 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona) will host its first Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, November 13 from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Kick off your holiday shopping, go mingle, and enjoy cookies and cider at this great event.

Ariane Duarte, owner and chef of Ariane Kitchen & Bar, said she wanted to support other local businesses owners in a fun way. “The vendors participating are all people who started their own businesses, some well established and others just starting out. We think it’s a great way to support other entrepreneurs,” Ariane told Baristanet. Continue Reading

Two New Home Furnishing Boutiques in Montclair

BY  |  Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 1:01pm

It’s easier to decorate your home with the opening of two home furnishing shops in Montclair:

SWOONSWOON, located at 12 North Willow Street, sells beautifully curated, handcrafted products  and one-of-a-kind objects to adorn your homes— many of the products original designs by the owner Radika Eccles. The home accents and furniture are all handpicked to reflect the spirit, identity and desires of customers  interested in individuality, sustainability and quality.

Eccles, a local Montclair resident — who sells her soft furnishings line to retail stores including Urban Outfitters, The Sundance Catalog and a host of independent retailers world-wide —  “tested the waters” in retail with a “pop-up” shop on Church Street this past spring and after a successful run, found the perfect location to open a home furnishings and lifestyle store on North Willow Street. SWOON features not only Rhadi Living’s line, but many other beautiful, swoon worthy, items she has selected from her travels near and far.



Table Leg Home, located at 4 South Fullerton Avenue, is owned by Zachary Tischbein. The home furnishings boutique sells curated items — candlesticks, stationary, dog leashes, mugs, art, and so much more — that are fun, chic, and hip.





Montclair POP UP Give-and-Take Community Swap

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 3:00pm


Montclair POP UP is hosting a Give-and-Take Community Swap on October 1. Help your neighbors get access to pre-owned items—and give your idle stuff a second life.

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, house wares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you. And it’s all free! You don’t even have to bring something to take something.

Leftover items will be donated to charity, so this is truly a win-win community event.

Montclair POP Up Give-and-Take Community Swap
Saturday, October 1 from 8 am – 2 pm
85 Walnut street, Montclair, New Jersey 07042

Please do NOT bring: furniture, large items, expired or open food, unsealed personal care products, medicine, dirty or ripped clothing, fabric scraps, incomplete toys and games, non-working electronics, magazines, or sharp objects.




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