Go Home

daily dish

May   9

Very Vintage in Verona

Img_0443_1  Img_0442

Img_0446_1  Img_0441

Montclair resident Colleen Connell has just given us another reason to shop: her new store, Vintage Alley, in Verona. It’s only been open six weeks and the sign isn’t up yet, but Colleen has a great variety of old and new retro style merchandise neatly on display. As eclectic as her collection is, she pointed out there is something for everyone. We liked browsing through the vintage look tees, cool furniture, lighting, housewares straight off the Austin Powers set, those seventies sun glasses, and a ton of other fun stuff. It’s the kind of place where you’re likely to find an item or two that brings back childhood memories. We found my mom’s chartreuse metal tray, hammered aluminum bowls, and the gold fondue pot.

ColleenAppropriately located in an old bowling alley just off Bloomfield Avenue, Vintage Alley also has a retro looking back room available for art shows, receptions, and birthday parties. It's a quick drive over the hill, and shoppers who mention Baristanet will receive 10% off their first purchase. Open Wed-Sat 11-5, until 7 p.m. on Thursdays. 5 Fairview Ave, Verona. 973-857-3222
At left, Colleen Connell. -- Photos courtesy of Joy Evans

May 9, 2006 in Shopping With Barista | Permalink


OOooh, nice goodies. I will most definitely check this out!

Posted by: Miss Martta | May 9, 2006 1:24:22 PM

Very cool store -- I spent an hour in there this weekend and could have bought half the place. Colleen is one very cool gal.

Posted by: ellen h. | May 9, 2006 1:31:04 PM

Is this a rerun article or am I going insane? (do I smell toast burning?)

I'd swear I read this post a while back.

Posted by: right of Center™ | May 9, 2006 1:33:16 PM


Posted by: Kevin Lee Allen | May 9, 2006 1:47:20 PM


Posted by: Krys O. | May 9, 2006 4:05:45 PM

Also check out Dusty's Antiques - next to the Clairidge Movie Theater. Great vintage jewelry and artwork - just scored a FABULOUS mother's day present.

Posted by: janny | May 9, 2006 6:30:21 PM

Colleen is delightful and I think the shop is fun. I bought plant stands last week and they were such a great deal.

Posted by: Myrna | May 9, 2006 10:33:45 PM

Off topic, but ladies, where can I go to get a trendy shortish haircut? I've tried both Esthetica and Bangz, but I wasn't pleased with either...

Posted by: detail | May 9, 2006 11:09:18 PM

Parlor Hair Studio rocks -- nice people, cool space. Tracy is awesome for cut and color...

Posted by: Liz | May 10, 2006 8:01:24 AM

Try Shag86...girls were very nice and informative and I loved my new cut!

Posted by: keith haring lover | May 10, 2006 10:00:31 AM

Just moved here in March from Manhattan and had to find someplace local for a hair cut and color. I had seen so many comments on Barista about the Parlor Hair Studio, so decided to go there. I'm so glad I did. Tracy was excellent! She gave me the greatest hair cut and color. Far better than what I was getting in NYC. I am so happy! I would highly recommend going there.

Posted by: New to Glen Ridge | May 10, 2006 10:17:24 AM

Thank you all so much! I wasn't sure where to ask, so I hope it's ok I did it on this post. That vintage store looks fun. I'll definitely check it out!

Posted by: detail | May 10, 2006 7:22:35 PM

I have very short hair and have had 3 great cuts from Joe at Esthetica. Let us know how your cut turns out.

Posted by: Jessica | May 11, 2006 5:39:48 PM

I love my moms shop!! <3 yaa

Posted by: tatum | Feb 18, 2010 3:01:05 PM

I am planning to make an apppointment for a haircut today,since i think they close on monday for labour day.If i make an appointment at 5pm do i have to be there at 5?what happens if im 10 or 15mins later?

Posted by: buy sildenafil citrate  | Apr 19, 2010 6:03:12 PM

Click & Jump to our INSIDE PAGES:

· In Case You Don't Look at Our Announcement Box
· Window Painting
· Flatulent Friar
· Ballyowen -- The Best $140 a NJ Golfer Can Spend
· Corzine Budget Gets MSU Calling For Action
· Open Space Call For Action
· Closed For Renovations?
· Thrill Seekers
· Heroic Dudes
· Making Montclair's History Demo-Proof

May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004

A Friend Writes
April Fool's!
Bada Bing
Barista Does the Math
Barista's Sunday Poll
Betty Says
Brand New
Civic Virtue
Comings and Goings
Culture Club
Current Affairs
Cute as Hell
Don't Ask: Dating in Baristaville
Flu Shot Central
Food and Drink
From the Crazy Mixed-Up Files of Raymmmondo
Funniest Home Videos
Good Reads by Neil Baldwin
Growing pains
Help Your Barista!
In Your Dreams
Intersections We Hate
Karma Violation
Lights! Camera! Craft service!
Lights, Camera..... Roll Tape
Major Dudes
Marlboro Inn
Movie Mojo
Only in Montclair
Our Favorite Diversions
Paranoia Beat
Parties We Crashed
Party With Baristanet
Photo of the Week
Pop Culture
Postcards from the EB
Really Freaking Weird
Scooped by Phil Read, Again
Scot's Photo Journal
Seasonal Decorating Violation
Seen around town
Seen in Cyberspace
Shopping With Barista
Songs We Can't Get Out of Our Head
Suburban Archeologist
The Daily Chat
The Sunday Barista Poll
The View from Her Pickup
Those Crazy Kids
Time Capsule
We All Bow to Java
We Ask Random Strangers
Where For Art Thou?
Win Stuff
Yard Sale Treasure Map