Want to know what we learned when we asked to take a peek at these six tastemaker’s holiday wish lists? First, we now know why their shops continue to be go-to faves for the most fashionable, in-the-know Bergen Mamas. Second, we learned that we want to go shopping with them. Finally, once we saw what these six suggested, we learned that our own holiday lists were going to have to get juuust a little longer. So, if you’re stuck on what to get for that someone special in your life, especially if that someone special is you, read on to get some great tips from 7 Bergen County stylish shopowners.
Kristin Dahl Boutique: Walk into this Midland Park mainstay for the wearable, affordable fashion and stay to chat with the uber friendly staff. This place makes you feel right at home. For the holidays, Kristin suggests putting all things velvet on your wish list. Purses, makeup bags, scarves, bracelets – anything with that cozy texture is seriously on trend this season. And for herself? A custom ring from Katie Diamond tops her wish list. 32 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park. 201.857.3677
Body Burn Boutique: Owner and curator Cathi Saunders has a keen eye for style- specifically athleisure. Her boutique, housed within Body Burne Barre's studio in Tenafly, is a one stop shop for every active mama in the area. This time of year, they stock up on must-haves like novelty hats & mittens, monogram bags and other gifty things. But she says even donning a pair of metallic leggings to your next bootcamp will amp up the holiday spirit. (103 North Summit Street, Tenafly)
Katie Diamond Jewelry: There’s something for everyone in Katie’s charming shop on the border of Ridgewood and Ho-Ho-Kus. Jewelry that ranges from delicate to statement, customized pieces to wow and a well-curated, ever changing selection of bags, soaps, candles and books. Her number one suggestion for your go-big-or-go-home wish list is the Pasha Diamond necklace. And for herself, she’s dreaming of a customized vintage Rolex (and now so are we) or one of Anine Bing’s vintage inspired tees or anything else from her effortlessly cool collection. 570 N. Maple Ave, Ridgewood. 201.857.3660
CRUSH’d Garage: The CRUSH’d Garage team wants to make it all about you this holiday season and we can completely get behind that. Their concept space in Cresskill and their permanent pop-up in Englewood Hospital enable them to send light into the community through the sale of their natural, plant-based wellness brands and products like the CRUSH’d Garage Girl Crush candle for that special girl crush in your life. And this year, their mission is their greatest wish – to spread more kindness, goodness and wellness in their community. They also can’t live without the Luna Yoga mat for kids to color with the empowerment message, “I am brave. I am bold. I am me.” and wouldn’t say no to something from Charmed Jewels addiing a little extra holiday sparkle. And because they're all about making the holiday easy for you, all items are avaiable in their shop. 15 Broadway, Cresskill. 201.282.2110
Gito: There’s no question about it, Gito Is an early adopter. Not only does he turn his discerning eye to clothes and accessories that represent the most sought after trends in any fashion season, and then offer them to women at his eponymous and legendary store in Englewood, but the number one item on his holiday wish list is tickets to see Moulin Rouge on Broadway, sure to be the hottest ticket in town when it opens next summer. And what does he recommend for the rest of us? Only the unicorn of shoes in the form of a Casadei jelly sandal that appears to be that most elusive of combinations - comfortable and fashion forward. 5 East Palisade Avenue, Englewood. 201.541.7330
Market House: The ladies behind Market House truly believe the old adage, “Tis better to give than to receive”. Their Westwood boutique is a testament to their philosophy and mission to provide a platform for local artists, crafters and inventors to showcase their work. What are some of their favorite things? From Market House, they’re loving the Lucky Honeybee Soy Candles. And for themselves? The Michele Deco Sport watch. 172 Center Ave, Westwood. 201.666.0234
Goldie Shop: We just need to warn you that once you click on the Goldie Shop link, you’re going to have a serious case of the wants. This online shop makes coveting many, many things really easy with a mix of jewelry and accessories all collected in one easy location that you can shop while wearing your jammies (we’re all in!). But if you have to choose just one thing, owner Rachel recommends the Rose Gold Statement cuff to wear for every event from now through New Years. For herself, she’s got her eye on a pair of Amanda Lindroth Seagrass Hurricanes for her dining room table. She’s also craving Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose body scrub to stave off dry winter skin.