The vibrant streets of Montclair have long been a haven for shoppers seeking one-of-a-kind fashion finds. As the leaves change color and a crisp breeze sweeps through the town, it’s the perfect time to explore the local boutiques that make Montclair a treasure trove for seasonal fashion. Unlike the crowded malls, Montclair’s shops curate a more personalized shopping experience for your fall wardrobe. Continue reading for a list of local shopping destinations in Montclair for your fall wardrobe.
Barbara Eclectic | 594 Valley Road
Certain colors naturally harmonize with specific seasons, and when it comes to the fall, the palette comes alive with earthy browns, deep blacks, neutrals, rich reds, greens, and yellows- all of which capture the essence of a fall fashion look. Barbara Eclectic, also known as Village Vogue, consistently introduces fresh seasonal fashion collections, featuring a wide range of women’s clothing, accessories, jewelry, handbags, and shoes. This fall, the boutique has a selection of casual wear, office and school-appropriate attire, and even outerwear such as sweaters, shirts, blouses, as well as scarves and pants that vibrantly showcase the rich hues synonymous with the fall.
Chez Renee | 50 Church Street
Conveniently located in the Montclair Center, Chez Renee sells high-end women’s apparel and accessories that are all stocked up for the fall. From casual sweaters to formal blouses, customers will find all of the fall essentials needed for their closet. This spot has dressy wear suitable for fall events or when it’s simply a warmer day that calls for something cozy and flowy. If a customer is seeking some help to upgrade their fall wardrobe, staff members also help with choosing the right outfit for any occasion.
Co Co an Experience | 206 Bellevue Avenue
One of Montclair’s stand-out boutiques is Co Co an Experience, as it marks its 25th year of being in business on Bellevue Avenue. Nestled in the heart of the town, this shop is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking chic and unique fall fashion. The collection of fall must-haves, such as snug sweaters, fashionable jackets, boho skirts and dresses, jeans, T-shirts, camisoles, blouses, and jewelry, will ensure a closet is well-prepared to embrace the season’s cool weather in style.
Nouvelle Upper Montclair | 629B Valley Road
It’s hard not to love shops that share space with sister stores. It’s like enjoying the benefits of two distinct boutiques under one roof, especially when the stores stock both luxury and affordable options. Nouvelle Boutique has everything fall essential, from casual to workwear, plus accessories and jewelry to complete the look. And just a step away, customers will find One Savvy Design, the luxury sister store with new and gently used items from recognizable brands, ensuring that customers leave with fall style in hand.
Oasis | 40 Church Street
Tucked away on 40 Church Street, Oasis has been a hot spot for locals since it opened shop in 2007. As soon as one walks inside, it’s easy to discover the trendiest fall fashion items where fashion is expertly categorized by color and season. Each of the most popular colors for the fall season, like browns, greens, neutrals, and reds, is displayed on a few racks in color-coordination. Everything from sweaters, and jackets, to jeans, and fall-fashion tops, are already out and about for the season.
2nd Street USA | 10 South Park Street
Let’s be honest. One perk about shopping at second-hand stores is the one-of-a-kind fashion finds, ensuring customers won’t leave with the same item as someone else. Not to mention that these stores are a go-to for finding the latest seasonal trends. 2nd Street USA is a second-hand clothing chain originally from Japan that has recently set up shop in town. This store boasts an extensive range of styles, spanning from streetwear to vintage pieces, along with Japanese designer items and luxury accessories. A selection of racks is already stacked for men and women with coats featuring faux fur, autumn-inspired patterns, prints, and a palette of cozy fall colors, along with sweaters suited for the cool evenings of sweater weather.
The Eclectic Chic Boutique | 574 Bloomfield Avenue
This shop has been voted the best gift shop in Essex County three years in a row as listed on its website. The Eclectic Chic Boutique has a large selection of sustainable fall fashion choices. The boutique has handmade apparel, accessories, and seasonal items exclusive for the fall- even including home decor. Shoppers can find sweaters with distinctive prints and writings, and hoodies and backpacks with fall colors to fit the backdrop of the fall aesthetic.