Sole Search – Doomed

2/17/2009 Update:

Sole searching for a new tenant

As some of you already know, Sole Search, the shoe store on the northeast corner of 8th and Washington Streets closed up shop a few days ago. They used to share space with Toots and Tallie (are they next?), which moved to the old Anastasia’s location at 10th and Wash.

Had nothing against this shop per se, which had a nice owner and was laid out very well.

However, I believe – besides the economy – there were some other contributing factors here. Most importantly, the store was very unassuming and unnoticeable. Unless you lived in the area, or walked by often – it was easy to miss. As you can see from the first photo in the gallery below, coming southbound on Washington – it was next to impossible to tell there was anything there. That, in addition to the signage which was too small. Not sure if they were limited by the Hoboken Historical Preservation Committee as to how much they do. What a shame. I’m uncertain if they’re relocating or not.

PHOTO GALLERY (HOLD MOUSE OVER IMAGE TO NAVIGATE – 3 PHOTOS IN THIS SET)

Description – Designer Shoes & accessories for women & men Empty store
Services – Designer shoes – Bruno Magli, Stuart Weitzman
Address – 801 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

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10 Comments on "Sole Search – Doomed"


Member
8 years 8 months ago

Sole Search has easily become my favorite shoe boutique in Hoboken. I was first turned onto the store by visiting its sister store, Via Mode, on Fourth and Washington, where I would frequently shop. However, upon entering Sole Search I have found my new favorite place to shop. I was surrounded by beautiful shoes by designers such as Cole Haan, Calvin Klein, Stuart Weitzman and even UGGS. For what they offer, their prices are dead on. The reason I really fell in love with this store is when during when visit they did not have my size in a gorgeous CK pump. The situation was easily remedied when they ordered the shoe for me and in no less than five days I had them on my feet. If you have not been to Sole Search I suggest you go, as they carry some of the most beautiful shoes I have seen in Hoboken!

Member
8 years 8 months ago

everytime I buy shoes here i see them in nordstorms for 30-40 bucks cheaper. it’s good if your in a pinch for time and need shoes but they do take advantage of you because they are a boutique.

Member
8 years 8 months ago

Nordstrom is definitely the way to go. You can also order on line with $5.00 shipping and often even free shopping on shoes.

It’s almost a buy 2 get one free compared to the prices at Sole Search (almost).

Member
SweetPea
7 years 3 months ago

Has anyone ever bought clothing from them? They always have cute things in the window but I’ve never actually had the time to go in.

Member
7 years 3 months ago

It is very nice, high-end clothing. The clothing is a different company actually, and I think they are moving to the old Anastasia’s on washington st. in a few months.