good kleen fun

5/16/2008 Update:

Last day is Saturday, from 12-5.

Everything must go 50-70%+ off whatever is left. Stop in to say “bye” at the very least!

4/21/2008 Update:

Another victim to the rising rents of Hoboken. good kleen fun was a fun little store, and it’s unfortunate she had to “move on.”

Owner Andrea Moschella had this to say to Hoboken411 readers and local customers:

good kleen fun says farewell

“Hoboken411 readers:

We’ve got a BIG announcement! As much as it breaks our heart to write these words, good kleen fun is closing our doors in mid-May.

We opened in the Fall of 2005 and were immediately embraced by Hobokenites as your one-stop shop for unique bath, beauty & baby gifts. We’ve held knitting classes, started a book club, participated in Girls Night Out shopping events, hosted a wine tasting party, donated countless items to Hoboken schools and local charities, participated in several fundraisers (for causes from Brain Cancer to Juvenile Diabetes) and LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!

But sometimes the best things end far too quickly!

Due to “certain factors” (a.k.a. a significant rent hike), we are unable to keep the store going. So over the next 4 weeks, good kleen fun’s inventory will rapidly diminish. Grab your favorites before we run out of stock!! Of course, everything in our store is up for sale: all merchandise, display units, a claw foot tub, storage racks, tables, shelving, fixtures, decorations, supplies, etc…

Also, About A Girl, our sister boutique in the back lounge, is re-locating to 626 Washington St., where she will be sharing space with Bridge Boutique!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for shopping here, for your kind words and for filling the last few years with good kleen fun!”

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10/11/2007:

Good Kleen Fun is having their Two-Year Anniversary event this Saturday, October 13th from 12-2pm. Back rubs, gift bags (to the first 25), and you can even try out that Orna Skincare foot creme I raved about. Thanks Andrea for using my before/after heel shots. I didn’t even get any royalties! Damnit!

Storewide discounts, plus she’s donating to charity as well. Swing by and meet good Hoboken people.

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Description – “Bath & Beauty Boutique. We offer a distinguished mix of bath and beauty products for grooming & relaxing. ”
Services – Soaps,scrubs, bubble baths, bath products, baby products, candles, gift baskets
Website – www.goodkleenfun.com
Address –
529 Washington St, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030
Telephone – (201) 795-2570

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Previous events, etc:

11/07/2007:
As a diversion from politics and what-not, just a little announcement that good kleen fun is having a Customer Appreciation Party this Thursday, November 9th (7:30pm) to celebrate their One Year Anniversary. Congratulations, GKF!

From the owner, Andrea:

good kleen fun is THRILLED to celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary with a “Customer Appreciation Party” on Thursday, November 9th at 7:30pm.

Come and enjoy lovely cocktails, complimentary chair massages, product sampling with GloSpa, Arbonne Intl. and Lucky Chick, as well as cool give-aways and a chance to win these AWESOME prizes:

  • 3 Free Memberships to Club H Fitness
  • 30-minute Massage with Hoboken’s Carol Crystal
  • Lucky Chick Mandarin White Orchid Gift Set Valued at $100
  • Arbonne “Not-So-Basic” Women’s Skincare Line Valued at $150
  • Napa Soap Company Men’s Shaving Set
  • A Gorgeous Handbag from M Avery Designs
  • $25 Gift Certificate to good kleen fun
  • And a 10% Discount on ALL PURCHASES That Night

The event is free to attend, however, good kleen fun is suggesting a $5 donation at the door, in which all proceeds will go to the American Brain Tumor Association, a cause very dear to our hearts. For more information email: info@goodkleenfun.com.

Thank you again for your kind words, continued support, and zest for all that is good, kleen and fun!

October 2006 – 10% coupon below

Have you ever been to one of those stores where the owner or person working there was so accomodating, friendly and easy-going that you’d want to stop in there frequently even if you didn’t buy something every time?

Good Kleen Fun is one of those rare places in Hoboken.

Andrea Moschella is a long time resident and proprietor of Good Kleen Fun located at 529 Washington Street (next to the Farside bar). I stopped in there today to see what they were all about, and I’m happy to report that I left there thinking that all the local businesses should model their operations after hers. A pleasant experience indeed.

Good Kleen Fun is Hoboken’s only Bath, Beauty and Gift Boutique, and will celebrate their One Year Anniversary this Sunday, October 15th. The store is open and laid out well as you can see from some of the pictures.
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There is also another room in the rear of the store with other items and even a working fireplace!

She sells many different items at reasonable prices. From a selection of body washes, lotions, soaps and gels for women and men, to various maternity and baby items, candles and other accessories. In fact, there is an entire wall dedicated for the booming baby market in Hoboken!
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Many brands are represented, such as California Baby, Jaqua, Kai, Korres, Mama Mio, Anthony for Men and others. She also features the Me Bath Ice Cream balls, which are the fizzling scented bath “alka-seltzer” balls that were highlighted on Oprah:

The most popular items there are the “Clear My Head” products. They’re all natural aromatherapy treatments for allergy, cold, and flu sufferers. Smelling it definitely helped my breathing. I couldn’t put it down! Amazing!
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Good Kleen Fun is a great place to pick up your Bath and Beauty items while supporting a local business in the process. Better than giving your money away to bloated corporations like Bed Bath & Beyond. You don’t get to ride around in their corporate jets for being a good customer, do you? Personalized service and friendly attitudes are priceless.

It’s also a brilliant shop to buy any items for your jobs Christmas grab bag exchange this upcoming holiday season. She’ll help you pick the perfect products for the intended recepient. Why rack your brain, when you can go in there and get it over with in 5 minutes?

I’m glad to have businesses like Good Kleen Fun in Hoboken!

Below is a 10% off discount coupon for the readers of Hoboken411.com that you can print out if you would like to stop in and say hello to Andrea and pick up some products for yourself or others!

10% GOOD KLEEN FUN DISCOUNT COUPON FOR HOBOKEN411 READERS

Andrea says: please stop in if:
1) you want to smell & feel really good
2) you want your friends & family to smell & feel really kleen
3) you want you, your friends & family to have lots of fun!!

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36 Comments on "good kleen fun"

dont-cha-know
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dont-cha-know
[quote comment=”79810″]This kind of thing really bums me out. When I first moved here 7 years ago, part of what made me fall in love with this town was Washington Street with little places like Tunes, and Hand Mad, Empire Coffee and Battaglia’s. Now faster and faster Washington is turning into every other chain covered avenue in any other urban area of the country. It’s just so frustrating. So goddamn greedy. With great little stores like Good Cleen Fun being forced out of business, to probably be replaced by a cell phone store or realtor, and the constant development closing us in, for the first time my future in this town seems uncertain. If you asked me five years ago if I would ever leave Hoboken, I’d say “Hell, no!” Now it’s “Probably, yeah.” And that makes more than a little sad. :([/quote] It’s all relative, as they say. Having moved here 25 years ago, I get a kick out of people referring to 7 years ago as “the old days”, just as older old-timers surely scoff at my tenure. In any case, from my perspective, things were already too far gone 7 years ago (perhaps partially represented by people like you showing up)javascript:SJB_appendSmiley(‘:mrgreen:’) :mrgreen:. Not that all the improvements over my time here have been for the worse. Much of the old housing stock has been simultaneously preserved and refurbished. The options for shopping and eating out are in many ways better. And certainly, the opening up of the… Read more »
rag246
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rag246

[quote comment=”79810″]
If you asked me five years ago if I would ever leave Hoboken, I’d say “Hell, no!” Now it’s “Probably, yeah.” And that makes more than a little sad. :([/quote]

I’m in the same boat. I just can’t relate to the “new & improved” Hoboken. Turn of the century Hoboken was better.

TheGreenMan
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TheGreenMan

I had no idea, Andrea–sorry to hear. The worst part is that you were doing well but were still forced out. Well, I guess we do need another nail salon in town. Now the people who live on the 2nd third of Washington between 5th and 6th will have their own.

boken-a
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boken-a

This kind of thing really bums me out. When I first moved here 7 years ago, part of what made me fall in love with this town was Washington Street with little places like Tunes, and Hand Mad, Empire Coffee and Battaglia’s.

Now faster and faster Washington is turning into every other chain covered avenue in any other urban area of the country. It’s just so frustrating. So goddamn greedy.

With great little stores like Good Cleen Fun being forced out of business, to probably be replaced by a cell phone store or realtor, and the constant development closing us in, for the first time my future in this town seems uncertain.

If you asked me five years ago if I would ever leave Hoboken, I’d say “Hell, no!” Now it’s “Probably, yeah.” And that makes more than a little sad. 🙁

zxcv
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zxcv

[quote comment=”79159″]That’s two store on that block, plus the Food Skin place (bluck), plus Battaglia’s – lots of open space on the Avenue.[/quote]

Actually, Batagglia’s is going to become a Five Guys Burgers. But add in the old Juice Garden that has been empty for a year and a half, the Sprint store next door to it and now, apparently, Fabco shoes.

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