New Jersey Stores and Shopping

The Body Shop – $15 for Skincare and Body Products

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Luxurious bath and body products, skincare, cruelty free make-up and more made with ingredients from 25 international fair-trade suppliers

50% Off at Five Star Fabric House

Clifton

$20 $10

Yards of bridal satin in hot pink, ivory, and turquoise hang alongside colorful African-style prints and vibrant cotton cloth

Half Off at Posh Lingerie and Bra Boutique

Springdale

$50 $25

Lingerie experts and in-house bra fitters help clients choose from a selection of lingerie apparel for under the blazer or in the bedroom

45% Off Fragrances

Passaic

$55 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 75% Off at Prime Hookah

Constable Hook

$40 $10

Hookah startup kit includes coals, hookah flavors, tongs, and mouth pieces

50% Off at Marcus Jewelry

Wayne

$30 $15

Shoppers can browse through a glittering collection of rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces

44% Off Nutritional Supplements

Clifton

$45 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Fashion Accessories

Cherry Hill

$30 $15

Ever-changing selection of fashionable accessories for both men and women, including brand-name products and hard-to-find items

50% Off Upholstery and Drapery Fabrics

Bayonne

$50 $25

Upholstery and drapery fabrics in cotton, silk, and other sturdy materials, for both indoor and outdoor use

$10 for Hats and Accessories at Threads for Heads

Dutch Hill

$20 $10

Huge selection of sports and novelty snapback hats, alongside watches, shirts, and other accessories

51% Off Sunglasses and Prescription Eyewear 

Constable Hook

$120 $59

Online eyeglass and contact lens provider decks out peepers with sunglasses and eyeglasses from Ray-Ban, Guess, Ralph Lauren, and more

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Sweet Retreat Boutique's palate-popular bakers curb relentless sweet-tooth cravings with made-from-scratch cupcakes and whole cakes that have flaunted such flavors as red velvet, carrot, and pineapple cream cheese. The shop's imaginative cake designers work closely with clients to assemble custom cakes that commemorate special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, and the end of century-long thumb wars. Premade cakes in a variety of sizes come in round and square shapes, and proudly don top-shelf ingredients and layers of tasty frosting.

17 Academy St
Newark,
NJ
US

To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, “She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.”

Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand’s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.

30 Mall Dr W
Jersey City,
NJ
US

Chris Halabi brings his scissors, his razors, and his 12 years of haircutting experience to his clients’ homes and offices. Fresh off a 12-year stint at Pequannock Barber Shop, Chris began making trips to the offices of businessmen, the homes of fathers and sons, and the homes of elderly and disabled clients who were unable to venture out of the house for a haircut. With a veteran’s eye and rehearsed technique, Chris sculpts handsome men’s haircuts and renders faces smooth and stubble-free with razor shaves, all while clients relax in the comfort of their chosen surroundings.

360 Paxton ST
Paterson,
NJ
US

651 Kapkowski Rd
Elizabeth,
NJ
US

Enrico Aquino III began tinkling the ivories at the age of three, eventually playing his way to the hallowed performance spaces at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. The talented pianist was born into a musical family: his father opened a music school and piano store in New Jersey, and Aquino has kept the family tradition alive by embracing his father’s belief in friendly, encouraging instruction. The retailer pairs players with new and pre-owned pianos made by brands such as Seiler, J. Strauss & Son, and Baldwin Pianos or digital pianos from makers such as Viscount and Korg. The music academy, meanwhile, has guided fingers of all ages in waltzing across keys for more than 60 years. The academy’s skilled instructors delve into classical, jazz, and popular music during private lessons for pupils who have never read music to those who swallowed a metronome as a child and have been reaping the benefits ever since.

691 US Highway 1
Edison,
NJ
US

Bob Meyer, who has spent many a tour alongside bands such as Metallica, The Rolling Stones, Phish, and The Allman Brothers, helms Give To Live Guitar Studios, which provides music lessons with a focus on community outreach. He and his staff of experienced, enthusiastic instructors welcome students for lessons in stringed instruments such as guitar, violin, banjo, mandolin, or bass as well as drums, vocals, and keyboards. They teach in all styles, from Bach to rock and roll, and help their students move from basics to live performance, hosting benefit concerts for local charities.

126 South Main Street
Toms River,
NJ
US