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"


eam144
Member
7 years 5 months ago

on a somewhat related note – since I think there is a relationship here with Via Mode? My husband bought me a beautiful pair of boots at Via Mode for xmas that did not fit. Returned them to the store and they took my name to let me know when the next shipment was coming in (2 weeks max they told me). Here it is 6 weeks later and no call. I am sorry if these stores are hurting – they just blew a $300 sale with their poor customer service. I probably would have just gone in and found another pair and been done but too late – went elsewhere. I try to shop in Hoboken as much as possible but sometimese these retailers make it difficult!

ewt7178
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ewt7178
7 years 5 months ago

I’ve lived on 8th and Bloomfield for 3 years now and had no idea this place existed.

mooshu
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mooshu
7 years 5 months ago

It’s kinda sad to watch businesses shut down. There’s just an empty, quiet and unaffordable space left behind…

homeworld
Member
7 years 5 months ago

I noticed ‘Toots and Tallie’ moved to around 11th and Washington… But Sole was not in there.

mooshu
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mooshu
7 years 5 months ago

Erm, Sole Search is no more. Walked by yesterday and saw everything off the shelves and racks…

Guess they’ve moved?

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