Shop Local in Jersey City This DecemberBY Editor, December 5, 2016
Small Business Saturday may be behind us, but Jersey City officials have just launched a new campaign aimed at promoting shopping local throughout the year.
Your Jersey City neighborhood is full of eclectic, locally-owned businesses that offer products that can’t be found anywhere else, and the ‘Shop Jersey City Buy Local’ campaign wants to highlight just that – the small, diverse businesses right outside of our Liberty Towers steps.
The campaign will feature several incentives for holiday shoppers, including free two-hour parking at nine municipal lots through the end of the year. If you plan on taking advantage of this community-centric campaign, then check out some of these local shops:
Another Man’s Treasure Vintage Store, located at 195 Montgomery Street, has tons of unique pieces from the Victorian era, including delicate beaded gowns, antique frocks, vintage knitwear and hats that evoke the golden age of Hollywood. The store, established in 2006, has been included in both USA Today and Elle.com’s best places to shop vintage in America.
WORD Bookstore, located at 123 Newark Avenue, opened in Jersey City in 2013 following its Brooklyn debut in 2007. The neighborhood independent bookstore carries tons of paperback fiction, cookbooks, board books and stationary, as well as other types of reading materials. WORD also hosts various events throughout the year, from the classic author reading and Q&A to potlucks and even a basketball league.
Iris Records, located at 114 Brunswick Street, has been Jersey City’s go-to for vinyl records since 1996. The store carries every genre of music to keep any music junkie satisfied and they also buy used materials for resale.
Another Man’s Treasure Vintage Store
195 Montgomery Street, Jersey City
123 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
114 Brunswick Street, Jersey City