I was invited to Mint Market’s “Style and Song” event about a week and a half ago and I still cannot stop thinking about how much I want to go back. First of all, Mint Market is an amazing vintage and vintage-inspired contemporary clothing and accessories boutique that is absolutely adorable. Second, Valerie and Andrea, the beautiful owners of Mint Market are so darling and welcoming! Third, there was live music (always a huge plus) by Allison Strong, a super sweet and talented singer – songwriter (she’s even been on Broadway!) whose voice just blows you away (an even bigger plus).
I rushed over to their shop in Hoboken, NJ (303 1st St. to be exact – less than 30 minutes from Manhattan by PATH) after work and I pretty much had to hide my wallet under a table to keep myself from purchasing a dozen things (it really was hidden under a table for the record). When I usually head to vintage boutiques, I mentally prepare myself for crazy mark-ups and pieces that almost always have to be altered to fit just right. When I head to more contemporary stores like Zara and H&M, I always have to scour the racks to find something that I won’t imagine every girl in New York owning. What I really love about Mint Market though is that the pieces are high-quality and affordable, and really felt timeless and chic. Also, there were a lot of one-of-a-kind pieces and gorgeous accessories (the glasses necklace below quickly became mine), so I don’t have to worry about seeing any pieces I take home on five other girls while walking down 5th Avenue. I gotta say there are few things I love more than people who understand your taste and style and who want you to look and feel beautiful. Add in the fact that I got to shop around while listening to the beautiful voice of Allison Strong and I’m completely sold.
With the most adorable little vignettes and gorgeous pieces screaming my name, it’s pretty safe to say that I’ll be heading back to Mint Market soon. In case you’re looking for me, I’ll probably be humming “Pieces of Home” from Allison’s EP “Rewind.”