A List of Must-Shop Boutiques in Montclair

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It’s no secret that Montclair is bustling with chic boutiques, some of which are very well-hidden gems. But we’re here to uncover them for you — get ready to whip out those wallets because in the middle of a pandemic, shopping is one of those activities that has kept us sane and it doesn’t hurt that you’re also supporting your local small businesses while doing so. Read on for a list of must-shop boutiques in Montclair.

Audrey + Elle Boutique {47s Park Street}

Audrey + Elle Boutique

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Owned and operated by Montclair resident, Audrey, this boutique carries a variety of trendy clothing items including stylish WFH looks! Customers can find chic dresses, tops, loungewear, and even candles, sage, and other cute trinkets that are sure to complete any room. Audrey donates a portion of her proceeds to organizations that fight human trafficking, including the Child Rescue Coalition.

& Son Boutique {43a Church Street}

& Son

Mother + son goals! Benjamin Stricof and his mother Beth coown Montclair’s new boutique & Son. The boutique sells various decor and accessories. They are known for the “animal lover seat” which is a loveseat for you AND your pup.

Barbara Eclectic {594 Valley Road}

Barbara Eclectic

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Also known as Village Vogue, this Valley Road boutique carries all of the latest trends in women’s fashion. From workwear to transitional pieces, Barbara Eclectic carries bold prints and striking colors suitable for women of all ages. Currently, they are offering curbside pickup and free local delivery on your order.

Bridal Atelier Montclair {623 Valley Road}

Bridal Atelier Montclair

Not your average clothing boutique, Bridal Atelier is home to hundreds of designer wedding dresses. If you’re a bride-to-be, this Upper Montclair boutique should be the first stop on your list of wedding to-dos. The showroom is beautifully decorated, well lit, and contains racks of gorgeous gowns as far as the eye can see. They give you the personalized attention every bride craves by hosting one appointment at a time. Fun fact: one of MG’s very own writers got her dress from Bridal Atelier and had the best experience working with them!

Culture Couture {53 Church Street}

This eco-friendly shop located right on the bustling Church Street offers a variety of lifestyle items. From the inspired collections that include essential oils and spirit animals to accessories and home decor, Culture Couture truly has it all. If you’re looking for gifts for just about anyone in your life, add this boutique to your shopping list.

Dem Two Hands {61 North Fullerton Avenue}

Dem Two Hands

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Located on the corner of N Fullerton and Claremont, this boutique has been around for over 30 years. Dem Two Hands earned its name from the designer and business owner who found her passion early on working with her two hands as a seamstress. You can shop all things clothing, accessories, shoes, and home goods at this boutique.

Dody’s Dresses {24 South Fullerton Avenue}

Dody’s Dresses

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Dody’s Dresses is home to a wide selection of couture gowns. Whether you are a bride in search of bridal party attire, a mother of the bride, or simply searching for a prom dress that sets you apart from everyone else, this spot is for you. Dody’s carries gowns from high-end designers including Gemy, Mac Duggal, Feriani, and more.

Dot Reeder {129 Watchung Avenue}

Dot Reeder

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Dot Reeder was created and founded by a former New York City stylist in 2007. Needless to say, this boutique has all of the on-trend pieces you’re searching for. While they don’t quite offer online shopping, the Instagram page is a great resource to search the inventory so when you see something you like, be sure to stop by and snag it.

Envy by MG {609 Bloomfield Avenue}

Envy by MG

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RHONJ fans, rejoice! Are we at all surprised that the fabulous Melissa Gorga went on to open a fabulous boutique in Montclair? No, we are not — and Envy certainly does not disappoint. With its prominent Bloomfield Ave location, you could spend hours in this store perusing stylish outerwear, dresses, skirts, tops, and more.

Heratij {30 South Fullerton Avenue}

heratij

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Heratij is not only a storefront in Montclair, but a brand inspired by the co-founders’ time spent working together in a ski and snowboard shop. The apparel found at Heratij is made with sustainability and functionality in mind. If you’re of the active type or simply looking for stylish comfort, add Heratij to your must-shop list.

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Monty {12 North Willow Street}

monty

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Monty is a boutique that brings a breath of fresh air and whimsy to the Montclair shopping scene, with a strong focus on independent and emerging designers. Not only can you shop the inventory online but if you’re loving the style of a specific emerging designer, Monty also allows you to shop the entire collections on the website, making for a great way to support your small and local designers.

Moss + More {246 Bellevue Avenue}

Moss + More

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This is not your average boutique. In fact, you will not find any clothing in this shop but instead, plants. If you are a green thumb enthusiast {we have a feeling quarantine invited new house plants into many people’s homes} Moss + More is your one-stop-shop for all things plants, plant care tips, workshops, and more. The knowledgeable staff can assist you in finding the perfect plant for the type of living environment you’re in and did we mention they’re a common good refill station? This means you can bring your empty bottles of laundry detergent, hand soap, all-purpose cleaners, and more to be refilled with safe and plant-based cleaners.

Nouvelle Upper Montclair {629B Valley Road}

Nouvelle Upper Montclair

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This chic boutique really has it all. When customers walk through the doors of this Valley Road spot, they can expect to find clothing, accessories, jewelry, and even gifts, healing stones, and wine accessories. As if that wasn’t enough, Nouvelle also shares space with the sister store, One Savvy Design, a luxury consignment boutique. You can shop designer apparel either new with tags or gently worn and walk out with style.

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Oasis {40 Church Street}

Oasis

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With locations in both Montclair and Ridgewood, this Church Street boutique always carries the latest trends. Even better, you can shop the selection online as well. You can shop cozy loungewear, jumpsuits, and matching sets, or step your wardrobe up a notch with chic outerwear and accessories.

Over the Moon {619 Valley Road} 

Over the Moon

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This children’s boutique is full of adorable sets, accessories, and toys for children. All of the inventory is now available to shop online where you can easily find outfits for special occasions, specific clothing lines, and more. Your littles will love everything this cute shop has to offer.

Susanne N {193 Bellevue Avenue}

Susanne N

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Susanne N is a boutique unlike any other. Aside from the trendy collection of clothes, Susanne N offers services such as custom fittings, fur storage, and trunk shows where they feature samples of designers’ next-season looks for customers to shop in sizes and pieces that may not normally be available in-store.

The Eclectic Chic Boutique {547 Bloomfield Avenue}

Eclectic Chic Boutique

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Since 2018, this boutique located right on Bloomfield Avenue has offered handmade, locally sourced, and small-batch goods to the customers. Not only does this boutique provide a unique shopping experience, but they also work to mentor over 30 artists from New Jersey to build the brand and help them grow. The Eclectic Chic Boutique does a lot to make this possible by offering virtual shopping experiences, hosting virtual celebrations, and creating custom goods for the customers.

Velvet Lush {123 Walnut Street}

Velvet Lush

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We love the vibe over at Velvet Lush and the clothes are even better. This boutique offers adorable pieces to create or complete any outfit and they are extremely accessible online. You can shop the selections on the website as well as take advantage of the Editor’s Picks section for outfit inspo.

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Alexa is a born-and-raised Jersey girl who grew up in West Orange and later moved with her family to North Caldwell. Growing up in Essex County, Alexa has a love of all things Montclair! A teacher by day, Alexa is certified in elementary and special education and has her master’s degree in literacy. Alexa studied art at the Montclair Art Museum for years which played a pivotal role in starting @AlexaMartinDesigns in 2018, her small business side hustle focusing on all things creative. In her free time, you can find Alexa grabbing donuts at Montclair Bread Company, a drink and some '90s jams at Jake's, or dinner at her fave spot, Turtle + the Wolf.