MackeyBlue to shut down Hoboken storefront

MackeyBlue, a “vintage” shop in Hoboken for quite a while – is closing their retail storefront down at the end of this summer.

MackeyBlue closing Hoboken NJ“We have some news about the future of MackeyBlue.

It is with a heavy heart that we let you know we plan on closing the brick and mortar portion of MackeyBlue at the end of September.

We opened our doors December 15, 2006 as a Saturday shop only. Since then we have been on a fantastic journey with all of you. We’ve made so many new friends and connections while bringing you all sorts of amazing house wares and decor pieces often getting glimplses into your creative homes and lives. Unfortunately, it’s time for us to shift gears at the shop.

Take note, we are not going away! We plan to continue offering lots of good things in our online shop and plan to be part of other flea market events and sales down the road. We will also be available to source items for you privately as well. Also from now until we close, we will still be bringing in new inventory as we dig to the back of our storage area and unearth all sorts of stock piled wares. Stop by often as you never know what we might bring in and what you might find. We want to see you all before we close too. So please come visit us over the next several weeks. Come and say hi, but not goodbye, because we’ll still be around.”

MackeyBlue closing store in Hoboken NJ

Old, old, old updates below…


Check out the works of Brazilian artist Fer Veriga over at Mackey Blue! She currently has 9 oil paintings on display. Open till 7pm today, 12-5pm tomorrow, Wednesdays 6-9pm and Fridays 12-8pm. 12th Street between Washington & Bloomfield.

Works of Fer Veriga at Mackey Blue

hoboken-mackey-blue-fer-veriga.jpgFer Veriga is an award winning artist with an international following whose artwork has been shown on four continents in cities such as New York, London, Sydney, and São Paulo. Many of Fer’s collectors have purchased her completed paintings as well as commissioned ones.

Fer’s notoriety grew dramatically in 2002 as a result of her being named a winner in the 2002 SOHO International Art Competition. In 2003 she was one of the featured artists in “The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition” at Agora Gallery located in New York City, 2003 A year later Fer was a featured artist in Brazil ARTSHOW, the 2004 art book celebrating Brazil’s newest generation of prominent artists.

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Fer Veriga began studying painting, sculpture and drawing techniques at various schools in Sao Paulo before moving to New York in 2000 to focus on her painting techniques at the Art Student’s League of New York.

Fer’s practical studies cover a full range of materials & techniques and she also studies art history in her spare time. Fer is continually trying to evolve herself by challenging her style in varied environments, whether she is painting at her home, her studio or during her many travels to different cultures and countries. Fer lets her emotions guide her work, resulting in bright colors, and dramatic contrasts that capture the mood of the subject in a unique style for which she has become known.

“Luscious, chunky, sensuous, tactile, and flooding past the canvas edge – observing Fer Veriga’s intense figurative works is an intense barrage of sensibilities.”

– Van Stokes,, November 2003


Karen, from MackeyBlue would like all holiday shoppers to know that she has new limited Thursday hours until Christmas! So if you want to pick up a cool, one-of-a-kind gift for someone on your list, this is a great place to start. See what’s in stock now below.


“Everything that You May Want this Holiday at MackeyBlue:

Sparkly Vintage Necklaces, Bracelets and Broaches; Retro Xmas Ornaments of All Sorts; Quirky Santa’s Elves; Bottle Brush Trees; Red and White Glasses and White Goblets; Retro Poinsettia Aprons; Festive Tablecloths; Pyrex Mixing Bowls for Baking Cookies; Decorative Old Cameras and Clocks; Colorful Warm Wool Rugs; Bookcases of All Sizes; Botanical Prints and Fashion Prints; Vintage License Plates From the 40s and 50s; Pink Depression Bowls and Cake Plates; Mid Century Modern Lamps and Fixtures; Certified Authentic Signed Yankee Photos including Mickey Mantle; Egg Nog Set; Deco Green Glass and Pitcher Set; Organic Hand and Body Lotions and Body Wash; Deco Blue Glass Table and Much Much More!

MackeyBlue is located on 12th street between Washington and Bloomfield.

Regular hours:

  • Saturdays, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Most Sundays, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Thursdays Until Christmas, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Fridays, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What might you find today?”

12/23/2006 Update:

Had a chance to swing by MackeyBlue today and meet with the owner, Karen Marsh.

Karen runs a store specializing in unique products, primarily retro and antique items from the past. While 411 doesn’t usually go ga-ga for things like that (I’m a more a techy-modern person), her selection was very interesting and appealing. Her keen eye for picking desirable items from auctions, estate sales and other sources is evident. From old appliances, office equipment and rare hand-made maps, to replica prints of Hoboken, furniture and china, there is something there for any taste. Christmas ornaments, postcards, books and even classic cameras are part of her ever-changing inventory. I even picked up some great prints and a few books!

She’s currently operating her new shop on a part-time basis, as she tends to her full-time job as an IT person specializing in back-end Java technology. While some people may believe a store only open on a limited basis could have issues, Karen thinks otherwise. She previously held wildly successful monthly gate-sales at her residence, and now feels that she not only has a better venue for her products, but has 4 times the opportunity to sell them. While I was there, at least 10 people came in and shopped! She thanks her parents, who had a strong passion collecting various things, from stamps, coins and other items for giving her this talent.

Swing by during the weekends and see what you think!


Opening 10:00am Saturday 12/16/2006:

See below for your invitation to MackeyBlue’s opening debut!

Featuring many new items including: Red Chrome Kitchen Table and Chairs, Industrial Wine Racks, Dental Cabinet, Vintage Ar moire, Linens, Old Books, Typewriters , Apothecary Bottles, Dishware, Retro Wide and Skinny Ties , Chairs of All Styles, Vintage Christmas Ornaments, German Floor Radio, Cottage Style Tables and Cabinets, Fashion Prints, Post Cards, Pottery and Much Much More. What might you find today?

See you there!


Description- Vintage stuff
Address- 1200 Washington St. #E (between Wash and Bloom)


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19 Comments on "MackeyBlue"

6 years 10 months ago

Another great store in Hoboken to do last second holidays shopping at. Fun store with lots of surprises.

8 years 7 days ago

how does a store like this pay Hoboken rents?! i’m not bashing, i’m seriously wondering. it’s not everyday someone needs an old typewriter or a camera from 1920…

8 years 8 months ago

That’s quite a moniker!
Actually looks like a 411 Freudian slip!!!!

Vergina in the headline
Veriga in the article!!!!

Way to go…now can you get Corslime in the Corzine post!!!!

Ha! Ha!

5 Chop Chops and 5 :mrgreen: for 411!!!!

8 years 8 months ago

Is that name for real?