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Edge in Montclair is a mecca for retro enthusiasts.

Edge in Montclair is a mecca for retro enthusiasts.

Dive into Splash. Upscale clothing boutique Splash offers hot European designer looks in dresses, eveningwear, and sportswear. 15 East Broad Street, Westfield; 908-228-2381.

What Goes Around Comes Around
. Edge Mid-Century Designs caters to the classic minimalist. Vintage-inspired home accessories and gifts from around the world. Also Marimekko from Finland. 461 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair; 973-509-2400.

More Than Trenchcoats. If you like Burberry’s timeless style, you might like its new makeup line, too. There’s only one place in the Northeast to find these foundations, lipsticks, and eye-makeup colors. Lucky us, it happens to be at Nordstrom’s Paramus location. 501 Garden State Plaza; 201-843-1122.

What’s It Worth? Wondering how much your art, furniture, jewelry, and collectibles are really worth?
Nye & Company Auctioneers and Appraisers can determine market value and find a new home for your treasures. Visit Nye’s new retail store at 425 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair; 973-984-6900.

If You’re Into Outlets…The Bergen Town Center just opened a Bloomingdale’s Outlet Store that’s chockfull of women’s, men’s, and children’s clearance apparel and accessories. 260 Bergen Town Center, Paramus; 201-490-6840. You can also stock up on fragrances and makeup essentials at the recently opened Designer Fragrance and Cosmetic Company. L’Oreal, Lancome, Kiehl’s, and more. 132 East Broad Street, Westfield; 908-389-1719.

At-Home Help for Cancer Patients
Nationwide nonprofit Cleaning for a Reason Foundation offers free cleaning services for women undergoing chemotherapy. Participants will receive one house cleaning per month for up to four months while in treatment. Apply online at

Dine Out Statewide, September 19-25
Need a good excuse to dine out? We’ve got one. A host of eateries participating in the New Jersey Restaurant Association’s restaurant week, September 19 through 25, donate a portion of their proceeds to Share Our Strength’s Great American Dine Out. The funds will contribute to programs that fight childhood hunger in New Jersey.
Participating restaurants will offer one of the following:
•Twenty percent off your food tab (tax, alcoholic beverages, and gratuity excluded).
•Complimentary dessert and coffee with the purchase of an entrée.
•$35 prix-fixe three-course meal featuring Jersey Fresh products from the Garden State.
The statewide effort will include establishments in every county. Visit for participating restaurants near you.

NJ Fashion Week will include designs such as this dress by Victoria Spadaro

NJ Fashion Week will include designs such as this dress by Victoria Spadaro

Fashion week in the garden state
You may not be cozying up to Vogue editrix Anna Wintour in the front row, but Fashion Week is coming to New Jersey—West Orange, to be exact. Donnella Tilery, owner of the online fashion destination, Donnella’s Closet, and Jack Panico, hair guru and CEO of Panico Salon & Spa (Oradell, West Caldwell, and Ridgewood) created New Jersey Fashion Week, a two-night event that is intended to bring a little sparkle to this side of the Hudson.

The inaugural event, to be held October 11 and 12 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, includes a runway show (what would Fashion Week be without one?), a hair styles presentation, an accessories showcase, a beauty bar, and sponsor exhibitions—not to mention opportunities to gab with local celebs and fashion and beauty leaders. There will be tons of giveaways, free samples, and hot tips from industry insiders.

Snag a swag bag from Lord & Taylor, watch hip designs sashay down the catwalk, or check out the accessories showcase, which will preview the newest fall trends. Participating designers include local Jersey jewelers Nicole Vasquez, Sara Reichart, Malak Atut, Victoria Spadaro, and Adrienne Hoban.

Tilery and Panico hope that this year’s event brings together the fashion and beauty worlds and supports up-and-coming talent. The event is open to the public, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure North Jersey affiliate. Tickets are $200 and include runway events, cocktails, and exhibitions on both days. Visit for more information.—Mallory Gelert

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