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SMART: A SMARTPHONE WITH… A DUMB ONE

The Pop Phone merges old and new telecom features. (Photo by Alexis Orlacchio. Click to enlarge)

By ALEXIS ORLACCHIO

Travel back in time and answer the call on the POP Phone from Lucki Clover, a women’s clothing and accessory shop on Broad Street in Red Bank.

Window Shopping the Green finds the newest cellular accessory disguised as an old-fashioned telephone handset that boasts quality-improving features.

The POP Phone is a fairly new concept that marries modern technology and with a nearly outdated one: a 1950’s-inspired retro telephone receiver. Created by product designer David Turpin for Native Union, the handset allows users to easily navigate their Smartphones while talking. Using a plug that fits any auxiliary outlet, it’s designed to function with any Smartphone, notebook, or tablet.

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RED BANK: SNIFF THIS, LITTLE DOGGIE

SNIFF Pet Candles: made for dogs, but enjoyed by owners, too. (Photo by Alexis Orlacchio. Click to enlarge)

By ALEXIS ORLACCHIO

In this week’s edition of Window Shopping the Green, we follow our nose over to the Galleria Red Bank and Megan Prenderville’s Paws for a Cause pet accessory kiosk.

The kiosk features SNIFF Pet Candles – aromatherapy candles for dogs, created by Jennifer Mohr, who claims to develop scents to improve the quality of life for man’s best friend.

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IN RED BANK: COASTAL COASTERS

Shore Chic’s ceramic shore town coasters are the most popular item in the shop. (Photo by Danielle Tepper. Click to enlarge)

By DANIELLE TEPPER

In this week’s edition of Window Shopping the Green, we head over to Red Bank’s English Plaza, where Shore Chic boasts some appealing coastal coasters.

Owner Maureen Marcil says the ceramic squares, at $7 apiece, are her most popular offerings in her gifts-and-accessories shop. Each displays the name of a Jersey shore town with its geographical coordinates in a weatherbeaten typeface suggestive of seaside locales.

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FAIR HAVEN: STARS IN ONE’S EARS

Celluloid earrings featuring James Dean are among the items included in the going-out-of-business sale at Nature’s Emporium. (Photo by Danielle Tepper. Click to enlarge)

By DANIELLE TEPPER

Welcome to Window Shopping the Green, a new regular feature for redbankgreen.

The idea here is simply to call out interesting items that catch our eye as we wander the stores of the Green.

We kick off with an ending, though. Fair Haven’s Nature’s Emporium will close its doors March 2 after 40 years of business, but not before hosting a blowout sale.

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