Say “HipNJ” at the SwapXXchange register and receive 15% off on all items!  (Offer through May 31, 2014).

Brooklyn’s thrift boutique craze has officially made a fashion statement in #HipNJ!

#HipNJ‘s Kelly Dillon stopped in one of the Garden State’s premiere resale superstores SwapXXchange, located in Montclair.  This hip shop sells everything from designer clothes, shoes, accessories and vintage clothing for both men and women, all at a very reasonable cost.   Label stans love SwapXXchange because they get their fix without breaking the bank!

SwapXXchange also provides an incentive for cleaning out your closet…you can make some money by bringing old garments in!  After management evaluates your selections,  you will receive an offer based on style, condition, brand and current stock levels.  They offer immediate cash on the spot or a more generous store credit, which can be used that day or put on a gift card for future use.  Reorganizing never looked so fun!

What’s cool about SwapXXchange owner Bethe Danon (besides her amazing collection!) is that she loves New Jersey as much as we do!  In this piece, she explains why she decided to keep her business on this side of the Lincoln Tunnel.

Want something hip and different to show off your style that you won’t find anywhere else? It’s time for YOU to stop in and “pop some tags!” Come on down and shop at SwappXXchange next time you’re on Bloomfield Ave!

Giuliana Rancic & Fab-U-Wish

One of the most difficult situations a woman can face is the diagnosis of breast or ovarian cancer.   E! Network‘s Giuliana Rancic, a breast cancer survivor, recently visited #HipNJ to help inspire women in their own cancer fight.

#HipNJ‘s Kelly Dillon chatted with Giuliana at Westfield Garden State Plaza‘s Fab-U-Wishes Do Come True “Pink Party”.  The event featured a runway show with the latest trends from Vince CamutoC WonderRobin’s JeanNordstrom, and Karen Millen, with makeup by Kiko Milano. Attendees also were treated to cocktails, raffles, and a special giveaway to grant the wishes of two breast cancer survivors, treating them each to a personalized New York City excursion.

Through Bright Pink’s Fab-U-Wish collaboration with Giuliana, cancer survivors have the opportunity to be treated like an A-list Hollywood star.  Using Giuliana’s insider connections, Fab-U-Wishers can dine with their favorite celebrity, get a glam makeover, or walk down the red carpet!

“I’m grateful to be where I am today – a new mother, feeling strong and healthy, and in a position to help other women now going through what I did,” Giuliana explains. “Along with my friend Lindsay Avner and the team at Bright Pink, I hope to pay it forward and become a “fairy godmother” to other women by establishing Fab-U-Wish. I sure know firsthand that a little bit of fabulous can go a long way to keep you feeling bright during some of the darkest days.”

If you can Fab-U-Wish for it, Bright Pink and Giuliana could make your dreams come true.   On the wishes they’ve granted and how to submit yourself or your loved one, visit their website.

A little bit of “Fab-U” can go a long way to kick cancer’s butt for good!

The Salon by Soon Dar Secrets

The Salon by Soon Dar Secrets featuring Bella Organici

Want to change your look and lifestyle? Well, look no further! If you want a happier, healthier you, The Salon by Soon Dar Secrets is the perfect place to maintain clean living.

The Salon by Soon Dar Secrets is located in the heart of Jersey’s very own hip town of Hoboken, and it is the town’s first clean air, organic salon. They do it all, from pedicures to manicures, to hair cuts and styles, to waxing and threading.  The salon even features yoga classes and special luxe events!

#HipNJ‘s correspondent, Lisa Marie Latino, was lucky enough to get pampered with a few of their luxury treatments while speaking to the salon’s owner, Pooja Tulsidas. Pooja explained how the salon uses wholesome products that are free from ammonia, formaldehyde and toxins in every one of their services.  The salon is safe and gracious for the entire family!

Organic doesn’t stop there! Ever think about trying out spray tanning, but afraid of exposing your skin to harsh chemicals?  Well, Lisa Marie caught up with Danielle DeCostello, the founder of Bella Organici, LLC, whose organic spray tan & skincare line is safe for all (even pregnant moms!)  Danielle offers her organic spray tanning at The Salon by Soon Dar Secrets, among many other Garden State luxury spots.

Book your appointment at The Salon by Soon Dar Secrets today by calling 201-683-0300 or visiting their website.

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