The Village Green Back-to-School Shopping Guide 2014

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Perch "Good Lunch" Box

Perch “Good Lunch” Box

There’s a hint of autumn in the air. With the first day of the school right around the corner, it’s a great time to tackle that back-to-school shopping. But where to begin? Don’t worry, from clothing and shoes to lunch boxes and backpacks, we’ve got you covered!

Now’s the time to get shopping, as many of these stores are having back to school sales. Take a look at what Millburn, Maplewood and South Orange businesses have to offer.

Target Vauxhall's back to school department

Target Vauxhall’s back to school department


Suki’s Children’s Boutique

329 Millburn Ave
Millburn, NJ
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This shop, selected as one of the 100 Coolest Kids’ Boutiques in the Country by Child magazine, offers a wide selection of adorable clothing in sizes ranging from newborn to 8.

Jody’s Closet

303 Millburn Ave.
Suite 202 Millburn, NJ

This consignment shop features vintage clothing, shoes, handbags and unique accessories.

Gotham City Clothing

391 Millburn Ave.
Millburn, NJ
Hours: 10 a.m. to  6 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Striving to create a one-stop shopping experience for girls and young women, Gotham City Clothing features young contemporary and tween clothing, shoes and accessories.

The House

281 Essex St.
Millburn, NJ
Hours: Mon: 10 a.m.  to 4 p.m., Tues: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wed-Fri: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

More than just clothing, shoes and accessories, The House features a range of spa services, including haircuts and styling, ear piercing, manicures and pedicures as well.

CMB Kicks Backpacks

CMB Kicks Backpacks

CVS Pharmacy

187 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ
Hours: Mon. – Sun. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

ShopRite of Millburn

220 Main Street
Millburn, NJ
Hours: Mon-Fri 7 a.m.  to 9 p.m.; Sat 7 a.m.  to 8 p.m.; Sun 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.



275 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ

Futter’s Shoes

333 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ

Roxy Shoes

356 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ

Tru-Fit Shoe Service

95 Main Street
Millburn, NJ

Sneaker Factory

308 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ


Hopscotch Raincoats and backpacks

Hopscotch Raincoats and backpacks



2933 Vauxhall Rd.
Vauxhall, NJ

Whether you’re an athlete or just want to dress like one, this shop features a wide range of sportswear and footwear for all ages.


2235 Springfield Ave
Vauxhall, NJ
908- 622-9002
Hours: Mon. – Fri : 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Sun : 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.



No. 165

165 Maplewood Ave.
Maplewood, NJ
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10 a.m. to  6 p.m.; Sun: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

No. 165 is a haven for lovers of eclectic clothing and accessories. The store’s housewares section features fun and funky items for dorms.

Perch Home

9 Highland Pl.
Maplewood, NJ
Hours: Tues-Thurs 10a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fri and Sat. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Closed Sunday and Monday

Perch Home features Maplewood-South Orange reversible tote pages, small back packs, one-of-a-kind lunch boxes and inspiration notebooks.

Perch Home's Kiddy Backpacks, perfect for preschoolers $26

Perch Home’s Kiddy Backpacks, perfect for preschoolers $26


174 Maplewood Ave.
Maplewood NJ
Hours: Mon.-Sat.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This unique boutique has a wide range of adorable and affordable options including clothing, tote bags, backpacks, raincoats, colorful pens and journals just in time for school!

Scrivener’s Toys & Collectibles

178 Maplewood Ave.
Maplewood, NJ

For the past two decades, this independent toy store has specialized in interactive toys and games that captivate young minds.


1633 Springfield Ave.
Maplewood NJ
Hours: Mon. to Sun. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Able Baker

187 Maplewood Ave.
Maplewood NJ
Hours: Mon: closed; Tues.-Fri. 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The bakers are hard at work whipping up batches of back-to-school cookies. Sweet!



Sparkhouse Toys and Books

15 Scotland Rd.
South Orange, NJ
Hours: Monday – Closed; Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to  6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sparkhouse features books and toys that foster curiosity and imagination in children of all ages.


CMB Kicks shoes

CMB Kicks shoes

CMB Kicks

77 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ
Hours: Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

CMB Kicks is the hot spot for the latest in athletic shoes and sneakers. Sprayground backpacks are also in stock but going quickly. Back-to-school sales feature backpacks starting at $40 and some footwear at 50 percent off regular prices.


139 S Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ
Mon. to Sat. 8 a.m to 10 p.m.; Sun. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

South Orange Pharmacy

73 South Orange Avenue
S. Orange, NJ


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