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100% Bloomingdale's Home

100% Bloomingdale’s Home

Your home is about to get 100% #hipper!

100% Bloomingdale’s is a series of collections created exclusively for the luxe retailer by the best brands in the business. #HipNJ’s Maria Falzo runs down her favorite 100% Bloomingdale’s Home picks with Marlie Massena-Pattillo, PR manager for Bloomingdale’s Short Hills.

Check out what made our #HipList!

1. The NEST Candle
Available exclusively at Bloomingdale’s, NEST Fragrances’s Citrus Blossom candle features the invigorating scents of Mandarin orange and neroli blossom combined with coconut, white cedarwood and amber.  Retail Value: $64

2. Cuisinart
Bloomingdale’s worked closely with Cuisinart to create this 11-Piece chef’s classic cookware set in stainless steel & vivid white. Each piece is expertly crafted for a perfect pairing of longlasting performance with a fresh, stylish design. Retail Value: $480

3. Abyss
100% Bloomingdale’s Home Collection includes exclusive capsules and unique Abyss designs you won’t find anywhere else, including rugs, robes and towels. Abyss products can go through 350 machine washes before noticeable wear due to hospitality construction.  Retail Value: Varies

#HipNJ is giving away a 100% Bloomingdale’s exclusive NEST candle!  Make sure you are following us on social media for contest details!

For more information on the 100% Bloomingdale’s campaign, visit Fashion.Bloomingdales.com/100-Percent-2016.

Meet Maywood’s Katoure Consignment Boutique

#HipNJ recently interviewed consignment celebrity Karen Stagg, owner of Katoure Consignment Boutique located in Maywood!

#Hippers, if you’re all about discount shopping and high-end handbags, this place is definitely for you!

Hip New Jersey: How was it like being recently featured on reality T.V.?

Karen Stagg: Amazing!  Our feature on “Life of Debt” aired on March 13th at 10pm on Spike. This was highly anticipated as the producers came into the boutique to film around April/June of last year.

The show is basically a financial makeover type of deal. Victor Antonio, the show’s financial strategist, is trying to help people change their way of spending money. Our episode featured a wife who had expensive taste and sold some of her high-end items to the store.

HipNJ: How did the production company find you?

KS: We get phone calls and emails from different scouts asking to film in the store on a consistent basis. Maywood is very charming and our store reflects that.

HipNJ: What were the other shows you were featured on?

KS: The biggest show was for NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”. It’s always a great time.

HipNJ: When did you open the store?

KS: I started the store four years ago and before that I sold out of my home for three years.

HipNJ: What makes you so passionate about what you do?

KS: This is in my blood.  I grew up as a garage sale/flea market type of baby, and always shopped in consignment stores before I opened my own.  When it came time to open my storefront, I let my instincts take over.

HipNJ: High-end consignment shops seems to be all the rage right now.  What sets you apart from the rest?

KS: My customers know I have very fair prices, and they know they will be working with me.  That familiarity goes a long way.  I keep a record of who bought what, and have a “wish list” for customers waiting on certain items.  It’s almost like I’m their personal shopper, and you don’t get that in other consignment stores

HipNJ: Talk about owning a storefront here in New Jersey and particularly in Maywood.

KS: I picked Maywood because this is a huge walking town, no matter the season.  Maywood’s downtown is so quaint and family-oriented, and it’s nice that residents have everything they need right at their fingertips.  And best of all for shoppers, there’s parking!  I love this town and I love my beautiful space.  Please come and check it out!

If you have fabulous items to sell or want to splurge a little on yourself visit Katoure Consignment Boutique at 54A West Pleasant Ave, Maywood!

Michelle Foti’s Boutique Faves

As you open the door and step inside, you enter a state of euphoria. You kindly dismiss the employee working the floor as you head over to rack one before you glide over to the next, hearts shining in your eyes the entire time. For the shopping experience that makes you feel like Gisele Bündchen cascading down the catwalk, the black belt shopper knows to ditch the mall and head for local Jersey boutiques!

Unlike any franchise store like Forever Twenty-One or H&M, boutiques cater to a particular style. Once you identify the boutique that vibes with your fashionista instincts, it will be a match made in fashion heaven.

Here are some of my favorite Jersey boutiques:

Once Upon A Skirt
850 Route 3
Clifton, NJ

Once Upon A Skirt is the one stop shop for the ultimate Jersey girl! With daring and bold picks lining the racks, this boutique will allow for a fairytale shopping experience. High leg slits, plunging necklines, and open-back garments are just a sneak peek to what they have to offer.

That Little Black Dress
179 Glenridge Ave
Montclair, NJ

“Romantically edgy,” is the mantra of That Little Black Dress. As you may have guessed little black dresses are among the many bold prints and patterns they merchandize. From flare skirts to two piece sets to the palazzo pant ThatLBD is the place to go! And their accessories are fabulous!

Gypsy Warrior
125 East Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ

If your style is fearless and flirty with a dominant edge, you are most definitely a Gypsy Warrior! This trend haven has a dark color scheme and a grunge vibe with looks that are totally feminine. Patterned skirts and shorts, awesome graphic tees, and turquoise jewels…you should probably head over to their location like now!

Island Gypsy
504 Grand Central Ave
Lavallette, NJ

If you’re a gypsy at heart and your heart belongs to the sea, Island Gypsy is your boutique match. An Island Gypsy wardrobe will make you feel like life is a beach and you’re just styling in it. For looks that look effortless, fresh, and nautical shop Island Gypsy!

D. Monaco Designs
640 Arnold Ave
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

The style compass now points north down the beach to Point Pleasant Beach, it’s D. Monaco Designs. With lasting nautical feels, they showcase softer hues with cutesy and conservative cuts for elegant garments. D. Monaco screams sweet!

Happy shopping, boutique beauties!

boutiqueMichelle Foti is a junior journalism major at Seton Hall University where she is also the Arts and Entertainment Editor of the university newspaper “The Setonian.” Michelle has appeared on SHU’s TV station as a Pirate News anchor and as the host of SHUdent Style Watch, a show she created. She also writes for Seton Hall’s chapter of Her Campus. Michelle is a fashion enthusiast and an aspiring broadcast journalist.