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RUMSON: PULLEEZ, HERE’S THE INVENTOR

Pulleez hair ties on display at Posch. (Photo by Alexis Orlacchio. Click to enlarge)

By ALEXIS ORLACCHIO

This week’s Window Shopping the Green can report a double discovery: a stylish hair-bunching device that turns out to have been invented by a woman who lives practically around the corner from where we came upon it.

With its pulsing music and fuzzy zebra-print chair covers, Posch Boutique, at 113 East River Road, stands out in the quiet and conservative Borough of Rumson.  It’s a kind of one-stop women’s shop, featuring designer brand accessories, perfumes, and denim wear.

While browsing the racks, we snagged the latest craze in hair accessories, Pulleez ponytail holders, and were delighted to learn they were created by Rumson resident Diana Wright.

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SHREWSBURY: FASHION TOUCHES ON WHEELS

A customer checks out the merchandize at Call Me Leon’s event at the Lambs and Wolves Salon last month. Below, Lori Lane. (Photo by Rebecca Desfosse. Click to enlarge)

By REBECCA DESFOSSE

If you don’t feel like braving the stores this holiday season, Lori Lane of CallMeLeon will bring the store to you.

Lane’s mobile boutique offers clients an opportunity to host parties at their home or business and invite their friends over for any occasion – whether it’s a holiday party, a girl’s night out, or a birthday party. She brings the merchandise to your doorstep, sets it up and cleans up afterward.

Lane also always has showroom set up at her home in Shrewsbury for those who wish to stop by and browse.

On Black Friday, Lane set up her merchandise at Glen Goldbaum’s Lambs and Wolves Salon on Bridge Avenue in Red Bank for an event complete with sandwiches, snacks, and bottled water for her guests. Salon manager Heather Lubischer said that when Lane contacted them to host a party for her business, she didn’t hesitate to accept. “Lori has been our client for years and has become like family,” she said.

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4B, OR NOT 4B? NOT.

4b-mimi-james1After a six-year run, Mimi James is closing 4B, her women’s clothing boutique, to concentrate on the private-service side of her business. (Click to enlarge)

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By JOHN T. WARD

It’s been a good run, says Mimi James.

The owner of 4B, a women’s clothing boutique in Red Bank, said that even with the sharp economic downturn that began in late 2008, her business has never lost money.

Still, the store that took its name from its original address on West Front Street – it’s now just a few doors away, adjacent to the Downtown Café – will close for good Sunday.

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ON CONSIGNMENT: DOUBLETAKE ON BROAD

marci-kessler“My business is recession-proof,” says Doubletake owner Marci Kessler. (Click to enlarge)

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As a handful of employees raced about earlier this month to set up for the next day’s opening of Doubletake Consignment Boutique in Red Bank, owner Marci Kessler appeared the embodiment of calm.

The racks were nearly bare of the high-end clothing and accessories expected to fill the store, located on Broad Street next door to Pizza Fusion. But Kessler, eating a salad at the cash register, was unflustered, and confident the shop would be fully stocked for its first customers.

“We’ve been doing it for 18 years,” she told redbankgreen.

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