Monday, June 18, 2012
Road Trip Day 2: The Luxe Life.
When I finally arrived there, filled the parking meter, and started to walk down the brick sidewalks, I knew the brochure hadn't been fabricated in the least. There were so many cool & funky shops lining the sidewalks and the first store I went into, I immediately fell in love. They had gorgeous displays of all types, book shelves lining the walls, and everything seemed to be exactly my style. After looking around for a while, I had left the store to explore more of the city, without buying a thing.
Little did I know, this was the very store I've been lusting over for several months; looking at their clothes in fashion magazines and frequently checking their website.
I hadn't looked at the sign on top of store when I walked in, but when I was walking down the adjacent street, I happened to look across and see the sign.
Needless to say, I ran back into the store faster than you could say Urban Outfitters. :)
There were also a ton of super cute shops that I loved. Funk & Standard was another stand out. It had old arcade games in the back, stacks of records, racks & racks of adorable clothes, and on top of all that, it had a smoothie bar! There was another throw-back store that screamed me; it was called Backward Glance and the entire, little store was covered head-to-toe in 80's memorabilia and clothes (completed with many Madonna-esque tutus). I think I actually gasped when I walked in. :) Over priced as it was, I found vintage black-and-white postcards that would go great with my room decor. :)
Last but not least, there was a very high-end, luxury store that had actual Louboutins in the window! This was the closest I've ever been to them, and I had to take a picture. Tourist, I know. :)
Overall, this Red Bank place is down-right amazing; great food, great shopping, and great weather. Plus, i found a little bit of graffiti along the way. :) Every city or town I visit, I fall even more in love with this state.
Keep checking back here for more updates of my road trip! :)
see ya tomorrow,
mckenna k. xx