Friday, October 1, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


There's color for Spring! Coral! and honeysuckle! and teal! thank goodness! Via Wwd

Playground's Open 12-6 today with a siesta between 2:30 and 2:45 for lunch :)

Now, here's some uplifting and inspirational pictures from the 20's themed annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor's Island.

Photos from Metromix

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Just Being Sweet

Extending the 20% off Sale through the next week :)

Now until Sunday, September 12th

20% off All beauty products
All books 1$
All Vinyl 3$

Come n Get it!

Coming soon! Dresses and jewelry will be up for sale on Etsy before they hit the shop!

On a different note,
we may not in New York, but we're damn close. Here's some fashion updates from an hour way.
It's Officially the end of summer! For your Fall inspirational viewing Pleasure :

Jeffrey Campbell A/I 10
Vintage at GoodWood

Happy Labor Day Weekend & Love Always,

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Looking to make some extra cash?

If you hit thrift stores, garage sales, flea markets or even your grand mother's closet you could be making cash! If you're unfamiliar, on Sundays, the Playground performs buy-outs!

Here's how it works:
First, scroll through our blog to see what kind of pieces we currently have and are looking for either on our blog, facebook, or in the store.
Then, start digging, digging for gold!
Once you have some pieces in mind bring them on down to the playground on Sunday between 12 and 4, we'll see if there's anything we can help you sell, and Bam! you get cash on the spot.

What we're hunting for this season Fall/10:





Happy Hunting!

Love Always,

Friday, August 27, 2010

This Evening at Keyport Village

Around 6 PM tonight FRIDAY, Papa Ganache (our Vegan Baker Neighbors) is having a grand opening party and you're invited!

Come celebrate The Playground being back in business and Papa Ganache existing! heyyy!

Have a drink, eat a cupcake, and be merry.

See you tonight at 6,


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Topshop Fall/Winter is boring.

Topshop's FW10 is the same old knits, ponchos, lace, harness boots bla bla. As trendsetters they seem to have hit a brick wall. Cute picture none the less. But, that doesn't make in interesting.

But-Anyways- Friends and Family sale is going on as a big thank you to everyone
5 Bucks off 20 and 2 off ten.

Only for use up to twenty bucks-over that no discount applies.

Love Always,

The Playground

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Beautiful Thursday!

We'll be closing early to do some accounting!

Hours of operation today: 12-6pm
Love Always,

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Consignment Sundays

Our apologies for being closed on this past sunday but some health issues decided to surface and we could not remain open.

Or most sincere apologies again fore anyone who may have come by but WE ARE NOT DOING CONSIGNMENT until August because of the large amount that has been coming in.

Unless you have any items that are EXACTLY explained in the blog and have called or emailed ahead of time may you bring in consignment.

Love always,
The Playground

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Music Music Music: Local Artists' Status


The Playground is in the works of carrying local artists Cd's and Merch!

If you're in a band, have a cousin, uncle, whatever, and they can pump out some tunes, give us a shout @ or pop in the shop ASAP.

There's no cost to the artist but space is limited.

Looking Forward to spreading love,


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lavender and Air Conditioning

Hello All! Happpy Wednesday from Marilyn on a bike and... the Playground!

it's 10:10 and we'll be open from now until 7pm tonight surely

Hopefully, by continueing to post on this blog everyday we can help prevent you (the people!) from popping by and us being closed.

If I haven't said it enough I truly do apologize for the last month and not keeping our hours. We had some difficulty with employees but if you can dig deep deep down inside for the faith you have in the playground i promise you we're coming back twice as playful!

In the meantime, to the good stuff :)

Adam's Family Board Game? It Does Exist!

Also, we've got a bunch of new mini dresses, both new and vintage

an Erin Featherston coctail dress, a beautiful baby blue H&m dress and a few fun jumpers. $12 and under :)

Here's a quick runway shot from Erin Featherston incase you're not familiar
That's it.
Love Always,
The Playground

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Pretty Things

Biker Digs & Florals!

For the end of the summer dig up your eighties floral sundresses, jumpers, long tops, high waisted pants, skirts, & shorts!

Biker Digs

Leather, fringe, native american themed, and studded. Pull it out from under your bed because the Playground is on the hunt. Native American themed, ie: ponchos, fringed t-shirts, leather minis etc.

Biker inspired leather shorts, jumpers, studded, zipped, and ripped we're on the hunt!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sorry! Sorry Sorry!

Our Grandest apologies to the best folowing a business could ask for!

We've been closed for about two weeks now but exciting news!

When we do open back up in the next week (a permanant date will be posted soon) we'll be filled with the cheeriest most exciting new goodies for you my friends!

New Jewelry
guys clothes
new products! makeup, bath and shower, candles, the whole to-do!
summer dresses
vintage bathing suits
the most adorable hippie festival digs
vintage Playboy!
new Vinyl
new features artists
and coming back CaNdY!!!!

In the meantime enjoy the sun and our lovely neighbors PaPa Ganache!

Love Always,

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Playground on The Road

The Playground is taking a step back from the shop this week to do a little restructuring.

First attempt at hopping on the road tomorrow:

Montclair Antiques Market!

574 Grove St.
Upper Montclair, 07043

Updates Coming!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

SAMPAR, One of Our Favorite Lines

You can find Sampar in high-end salons across the country, at select Sephora locations, or of course with us!

One of my personal favorites, mostly for the amount I use it, sadly, their blemish treatment stick The Prodigal Pen sells at Sephora for $38 but Here Ta Da! for $19

While Supplies last

That's it.

Love Always,

The Playground

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Old or New....whatever

Bold 70's patterns - fun. Little Round rugs - fun.

Got any in your basement?
That's it.
Love Always,
The Playground

Tis the Season

Even TopShop agrees, tis the season for pretty whimsical floor length comfy rags.

And they're in.
That's it.
Love Always,
The Playground

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I almost forgot .Faeries.

For all you hippies I've got wonderful news!

Fairy things this week !!

A wreath made of dried flowers (ooooooh)

Some fun long dangly necklaces - one with a french love poem written on it, and another a tiny hand painted clock on a long chain (oooooh as well)

A Mr. Potato Head...

Also, more lovely summer dresses, a few halters both vintage and new around sizes 4-7. Some express, urban renewal, 70's pieces, fun household jazz and some great Stephen King beach books for .75 a buck!!

Oh! Boy, one more thing! PLUS SIZES. We just got in a TON of Spring and Summer pieces for sizes 14-18 L-XXL, and they're pretty damn cute.


a new blog I enjoy - A Shaded View on Fashion

That's It.

Love Always,
The Playground

The Grand Social

This may be irrelevant to the store but! if you're a fashion fiend, or even just like pretty things this website's sure to satisfy your pop culture taste buds.


That's it for now. Shop's been getting in some interesting pieces. Some VERY 60's pieces, and MANY 80's prom dresses, so if you're in search of the sparkliest foofiest dress you can think of, i'll have four.

Oh! One last thing, body armor jewelry...that i would probably not eat for two weeks to own. or get on my birthday. Check it out... Armor Jewelry

That's it.

Love Always,
The Playground

Saturday, April 3, 2010

New Pieces for the First Week of April!!

Pictures will be up soon but an family member of mine just brought in some things she wanted to consign.

Amongst her AWESOME gadgets was a vintage purse lined with blue velvet and in the shape of almost a genie bottle - priced at $24.

Other items include size 28 Jill Sander Jeans $24, a beautiful Diane Von Furstenburg button down vest dress $23, a size Medium CBGB t-shirt $12, a Johnny Thunders t-shirt $12, a GREATTTTTTT set of a floor length leather vest and poncho with AMAZING detail, both $30 each.

Pictures will be up soon!

Beautiful Weather Inspiration!

Friday, January 1, 2010