Pieces of Hoboken – Bridge Boutique

6/1/2007 Update:

They’re not doomed after all. They’ve just broken franchise ties with Pieces of Hoboken. Same owners.

The new store “Bridge Boutique” was supposed to open yesterday, but as always, things get delayed. The owner said they’ll carry most of the same items, similar styles and so on. Should be open today. The awning guy dropped the ball supposedly. Good luck, “Bridge Boutique”!


5/30/2007 Update:

Haven’t confirmed anything yet, but it’s possible this place became doomed. Awning came off last week, and it seems as if the interior has now been cleared out. They might have done better if they were more downtown near the PATH, etc.


10/12/06 Update:

Stopped in here this week to snap a few photos and to see how business is doing.

It’s a rather small shop, but with lots of what they call “before the trend” type clothing. If you want to be a trend-setter before anyone else, this may be the place to shop. Very expensive brands, $250 jeans, $160 shirts, etc. I asked for something in my size, but they indicated they’re kind of stuck with either really big sizes (42) or small sizes (32, 33). Sizes in between are expected to arrive in the near future. Either that, or I need to starve myself for the next few months.

Pieces also has an “Elite Program”, which gives you discounts based on the volume you purchase. For instance, if you spend $1600, you’d get $100 off.

They say they’re doing quite well. I personally don’t spend exorbitant amounts of money on “trendy” type clothing. Seems like nice stuff, but I’m just not that kind of person. Macy*s or the Jersey Gardens outlet mall do fine for me.

Has anyone been there? What are your thoughts?


Seems as if there is more to this boutique than one might have imagined.

“Pieces” is a small chain owned by multi-platinum Hip Hop Producer Needlz.


They have two other locations in Brooklyn and Harlem. You can read more on their website here: http://www.piecesofbklyn.com/v3/

Here’s a little background taken from here: http://www.allhiphop.com/hiphopnews/?ID=6118

Producer Needlz Opens New Boutique in New Jersey, Working on New Material

Producer Needlz is crafting more than great beats with the launch of his new boutique store Pieces.

The beat maker, who has created music for 50 Cent, Young Buck Game, Talib Kweli, Trina, Ludacris, Fabolous, held a VIP preview opening Friday Sept. 8 for the new boutique, which will be located in Hoboken, New Jersey.

A public grand opening will take place in October. Needlz and his wife Manana Cain aligned with Pieces after the opening of the second boutique in Harlem.

needlz.jpg“We teamed up with Pieces because of their reputation for being trendsetters in the fashion industry,” Needlz explained. “We feel that the Pieces brand along with Manana’s background in retail will make for a successful business venture in Hoboken.”

The Hoboken location is the newest Pieces store to open. The clothing boutique, which was founded in Brooklyn, New York, caters to celebrities and selective clothing connoisseurs.

Although he is branching out into other areas, Needlz continues to churn out music, working on tracks for Freeway, Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, Lupe Fiasco, Eamon, Rich Boy, and Shareefa.”

Update: 9/4/2006

closed for a long time

Will become a store called “Pieces of Hoboken”. They’re currently in the remodeling phase. Not sure what pieces they’ll be selling yet. But “IF Stone” is getting some free marketing for doing their granite or whatever.

I’ll be glad to see that eyesore pink awning gone.

Description – re-vamping
Address – 636 Washington St, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030-4908


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Saturday, March 28, 2009 2:50 pm

The former “Bridge Boutique” space is now being converted into some sort of massage parlor.

Monday, September 17, 2007 10:21 pm

I took a walk with 411 last week and on my way to meet him, I stopped into this place as I was strolling down Washington.

I ended up buying a rocking plaid dress and shirt for my SO since I felt so guilty about always buying for myself.

PS: my man has simple taste. when I showed him the shirt I bought, which was the most conservative thing they had, he looked at me like I had 3 heads.

So, as expected….I returned it within the “7 day return period” they told me about when I made the purchase and was promptly told, “No refunds, just store credit”.

After getting pissed off for about a second, I realized why I never shop at these little Hoboken boutiques. I am all about supporting the small business but shit like this pisses me off even though I bought another great article of clothing for myself. 😐

i had no choice… buyers beware though. i said to my SO when I got back in the car, “if you are going to buy something in these small shops, it’s fine, just make sure it fits and you want it, because there is no looking back.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 9:22 pm

Jessie James is GREAT and very successful. The new place, I think it’s called Define that opened on like 6th and Wash is REALLY reasonably priced but cute — just opened a couple weeks ago so we’ll see.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 11:44 am

All I can say is

I miss that place.
it kicked ass over the chain ice cream we are stuck with now.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 11:35 am

Down to Earth is a small boutique that’s done well in Hoboken. It can be done.

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