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Quincy Boutique Brings a European Shopping Experience to Montclair

by Samantha Impaglia
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Montclair has yet another new boutique to shop from – this time, from a brand new shop located at 51A North Fullerton Avenue. Owner Alexandra Esposito opened her new shop, Quincy Boutique, on October 2. The women’s clothing boutique is located in the heart of Montclair, about two streets over from Bloomfield Avenue. It’s nestled around the corner from Montclair Bread Company and down the street from Egan and Sons restaurant and Montclair Brewery. Read on to learn about this stylish Montclair newcomer. 

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About the Owner

Alexandra had dreams about opening her very own boutique when she was younger and was finally able to make it a reality in 2021. She previously worked as a paralegal before deciding to make some lifestyle changes.

“I was a paralegal for about four years but decided during the pandemic that I wanted to transition into something in fashion. Ever since I was a kid I always dreamed of opening a boutique someday,” Alexandra told The Montclair Girl. “ I thought that this was something that would be a great career move for me and a great time to start a new venture. I used to take (styling) classes at FIT when I was in high school and I knew it was always something I was interested in doing, but I wasn’t sure when I would be able to. It finally felt like the right time.”

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What to Expect

The boutique has a simple, elegant vibe. A little goes a long way and this small shop shows that, with a clean design that still has everything necessary for a satisfying shopping experience. The pink walls, spotlight lighting, and hints of foliage scattered throughout all come together for a great atmosphere.

Alexandra wants her boutique to please any and all types of customers, offering classic styles that can be a part of anyone’s look. “I hope it’s an inviting shop for people, of all ages,” Alexandra said. “Younger, older, I wanted to create a space where everyone can find something that they like.”

(Photo credit: @quincyboutique.nj)

“I’m trying to sell very classic styles,” Alexandra said. “Some basics; jeans, t-shirts, sweaters, things that are cozy. I also am trying to source different brands that are sustainable, eco-friendly, and use good quality materials. I wanted a very cozy and chic environment that people can feel comfortable shopping in. I was inspired by a lot of different European-style boutiques, very minimal, but a little bit of everything [available].”

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In addition to apparel, Quincy Boutique is stocked with some accessories and home items to complete the shopping experience.

“I have purses, [and] I am working on a collaboration with a local Montclair jewelry designer,” Alexandra said. “She might be selling some of her pieces shortly in my store. ”

(Photo credit: @quincyboutique.nj)

Quincy Boutique is an example of the variety of styles available in Montclair, as small shops, as well as expansions of bigger brands, have moved in. A new New York-based boutique, Kaight, recently opened its second location in Montclair after success in Beacon, NY. Stores with more exposure like J.Mclaughlin and Athleta have also announced expanding to the area.

Keep up with Quincy Boutique on Instagram at @quincyboutique.nj.

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