Popular stores in New Jersey, as of 2015, include shoe store Piazza Della Sole in Montclair, bookstore Montclair Book Center, apparel store Restyle Renew in Denville and toy store JaZams in Princeton. All were voted as favorites in the "Best of Jersey 2014" issue of "New Jersey Monthly."
Piazza Della Sole carries shoe brands that emphasize both comfort and style for men, women and children. Brands include Fly London, Birkenstock and Clarks. The store sells all varieties of shoes, including dress, casual, sandals and boots, as well as handbags, wallets and other accessories.
The independent Montclair Book Center offers a massive selection of used books at bargain prices, as well as discounts on new books. The weathered, three-story bookstore also carries old vinyl records and CDs, and allows customers to sell or trade-in used books for cash or credit.
Restyle Renew sells a mix of local and brand-name designer clothing for women on consignment, and receives new items on a daily basis. The store features an extensive collection of plus-sized offerings and also sells artwork and jewelry from local artisans.
JaZams stands out from other toy stores for its carefully selected collection of toys, warm and genial staff, and connection to the Princeton community. The family-run store features niche, hard-to-find toys, educational toys and even organic toys. JaZams regularly hosts community events, including summer block parties and book festivals.