LBI Tanning Company-Fair Lawn and Waldwick boasts UV beds and booths by top brands such as Sun Capsule and KBL, plus sunless tanning options and an array of lotions, all in an effort to help customers maintain a sun-kissed look year round. But LBI isn't just your average tanning salon—it strives to foster an honest-to-goodness tanning community. The Smart Tan-certified staff engages customers in conversation through online forums and social media, encouraging feedback and asking customers would like to see more of. Then, of course, there are the themed events held at the studio throughout the week. Every Sunday, for instance, they invite customers to receive half off all UV single sessions and half price upgrades.
DoubleTake stocks a consigned collection of top-notch knits and accessories carefully selected from designers such as Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and more. Save your neck from nudity with a floating heart necklace from Tiffany's ($58), or give your legs some stylish new sleeves by slipping on a pair of Giorgio Armani gray pants ($75). Catherine Malandrino's short-armed cashmere sweater keeps your torso wrapped in fashion ($58), while a small metallic handbag from Donald J Pliner ($70) serves as a safe haven for all your purse-worthy personals, ably repelling the snitchy grabs of passersby who want your Altoids.
Nicla DiCosmo has an eye for recreating the boho-chic lifestyle and vintage looks from the ‘60s and ‘70s, and her partner, Michel Bezoza, thrives on inspiration from tattoo culture and the rock ‘n’ roll scene. Together, the two founders of Gypsy Warrior curate a boutique collection with New York edge that stays abreast of the latest styles and includes brand-new pieces and vintage treasures. Nicla draws on her experience at Ford Models as she scouts vintage dresses and blouses, and Michel spots new trends before they go viral. The result is a dynamic blend of chiffon and floral frocks, leather jackets, and accessories gussied up with metal studs, fringe, and feathers.
Giavan, Inc. was started as a small husband-and-wife operation back in 1973 by Bill and Harriet Albanese. Designing and assembling the jewelry themselves, the two distributed the pieces to independent retailers across New Jersey. Soon, business was booming, and today Giavan distributes its sparkly jewelry and accessories to bridal stores and boutiques across the United States and Canada. Collections center on bridal tiaras, evening bags, and beautiful hand-beaded necklaces.
Hidden Closet helps shoppers redesign their wardrobe with a wide variety of new and consignment clothing and accessories. Visitors to the newly renovated boutique update their casual wear with jeans from Rock Revival and True Religion or summery blouses from Free People. Guests prepare for special occasions with dresses from Burberry and Bob Mackie and accentuate their ensembles by toting handbags from Chanel and Michael Kors, donning Tiffany jewelry, and carrying around one of the shop's hookah pipes.
ProPlayer Baseball Academy has a Hall of Fame dedicated to former standout students and instructors, many of whom have gone on to have big-league careers. It's a testament to the academy's clout, both as a year-round training facility and as a launching pad to the next level. Inside the 6,000-square-foot, fully turfed facility, coaches lead baseball and softball players aged 7–18 through private lessons, camps, and clinics. Four stationary batting cages let hitters tighten up their swings, and areas for long toss help players stretch their arms without having to cling to the spinning blades of a helicopter. But it's not just the game's budding stars who use these spaces: occasionally current big leaguers visit during the offseason to keep their skills sharp, too.