So you know those stores that do a specific aesthetic so well that you want to just subscribe to it wholesale? And maybe just move right in? One such place is Jersey City’s Smith & Chang, which manages to marry beautiful, one-off vintage finds, well-designed, handmade-feeling new things (lots from Roost and Beekman 1802), and awesome prices. When Rob and I were living in Jersey City (sniffle), we used to stop by Smith & Chang all the time, just because we wouldn’t want to miss anything from the owner’s latest flea market escapades. And for gifts? It’s tops. Everything automatically feels thoughtful. It’s so good that I took Florence Welch on a shopping escapade there for Lucky Magazine: Click here to hear her thoughts about buying things on the road (and to see Smith & Chang in the background).
clockwise, l-r: ANTIQUE CHEMIST SET, $99.00, SMITH & CHANG; ANNETTE ANDRES PIN, $85,00, SMITH & CHANG; RED LAGUIOLE CHEESE KNIVES, $35.00 for three, SMITH & CHANG; LARGE CAGE LAMP, $135.00, SMITH & CHANG.