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Montclair’s “Born Again Vintage” Celebrates A Year of Sustainable Style

Friday, April 18, 2014

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Greetings mavens and bargainistas! It’s been entirely too long since we’ve delivered your fix on all things fashionable, but fret not. We at Brick City Varsity are back and brimming with news about the latest developments in Newark’s sartorial circles. The one shop on everyone’s lips this week is Montclair’s Born Again Vintage. Recently, this treasure […]

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Brick City Boheme: Omie Trouvere

Thursday, February 7, 2013

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Brick City Boheme: Omie Trouvere

Writing his first story at the age of five and his first song at the age of 15, Omie Trouvere seized the power of the pen early in life. A visionary poet and chanteur, he found himself enamored of a range of blues greats, jazz standards and gospel powerhouses that would forever mark his music […]

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United Way Launches 2013 ‘Celebrity Read’ Program

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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United Way Launches 2013 ‘Celebrity Read’ Program

Created in 1990, the United Way’s “Celebrity Read” program was designated a “Local Legacy” in 2001 by the Library of Congress in recognition of the program’s unique service to the community. The popular initiative recruits volunteers to model their love of reading and the pursuit of education as a pathway to success in local elementary […]

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Brick City Boheme: Mumin McBride

Friday, February 1, 2013

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Brick City Boheme: Mumin McBride

  Social media made it possible for me to meet Mumin McBride, Newark’s own 25 year-old fashion prodigy. Always eager to tap the freshest young talent in Brick City, I quickly jumped at the opportunity to collaborate. A graduate of Malcolm X Shabazz High School, Mumin’s clients range from pampered preschoolers in need of graduation […]

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Newark Public Library Unveils ‘Newark Art and Artists’

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Newark Public Library Unveils ‘Newark Art and Artists’

Despite the bone chilling 16-degree weather, over a hundred artists, scholars and patrons of the arts flocked to the Newark Public Library Wednesday night for the opening reception for Newark Art and Artists. The event introduced the second in a two–part exhibition of prints, photographs, books, and other works on paper that either have Newark as their […]

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Brick City Varsity’s Christmas in Paris: Redux

Monday, January 28, 2013

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Last month, photo studio/vintage clothier Brick City Varsity treated Newark fashionistas to the latest  in a series of stylized shopping experiences. Boasting a gourmet brunch, signature cocktails, live performances and discounts on our 1000-piece collection of vintage clothing, accessories, jewelry and home accents, “Christmas in Paris” welcomed longtime supporters of the brand along with a […]

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Brick City Boheme: Ibrahim Ahmed III

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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Brick City Boheme: Ibrahim Ahmed III

As a devoted patron of the arts and proprietor of Newark’s most beloved (read: only) photo studio & vintage boutique, I regularly have the pleasure of rubbing elbows with some of our city’s most talented creative professionals. From singer/songwriters and visual artists to indy designers and brand engineers, Newark’s vibrant arts scene is as dynamic […]

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Brick City Varsity Presents: Looks for Less XX

Monday, December 10, 2012

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Brick City Varsity Presents: Looks for Less XX

Happy Monday,  mavens and bargainistas. For the past 20 weeks, we’ve taken along along for the ride in our endeavors to replicate designer looks using items purchased from Newark-area thrift stores. It seems like only yesterday that we were making awkward introductions and brazen advances, and now look at us. We’ve been rocking out for […]

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Brick City Varsity Presents: Looks for Less XIX

Friday, November 30, 2012

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Brick City Varsity Presents: Looks for Less XIX

Happy Friday,  mavens and bargainistas. Each week, your neighborhood mecca of style Brick City Varsity endeavors to replicate designer looks on a Brick City budget. Featuring items purchased from Newark-area thrift stores (all of which are available for purchase at our private, appointment-only showroom in North Newark), our weekly column aims to show our fellow […]

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Brick City Varsity Presents: Looks for Less XVIII

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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Brick City Varsity Presents: Looks for Less XVIII

Happy Wednesday, mavens and bargainistas. Each week, your neighborhood mecca of style Brick City Varsity endeavors to replicate designer looks on a Brick City budget. Featuring items purchased from Newark-area thrift stores (all of which are available for purchase at our private, appointment-only showroom in North Newark), our weekly column aims to show our fellow […]

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