A stone’s throw away from the Grove Street PATH Station in Jersey City sits Tia’s Place, a two-story tastefully appointed fashion and furnishings emporium. After nearly a decade in the finance business, convivial owner Megan O’Sullivan “traded Wall Street for Grove Street.” Named for her grandmother Tia, the shop attends to a woman’s every sartorial need from forgiving foundation garments and double-stick “fashion” tape to an impressive display of reasonably priced jewelry; a well-edited collection of shoes and handbags to her choice apparel offerings.
On the first floor, find belts, eyewear, outerwear, hats, gloves and scarves as well as casual collections: denims, fine-wale corduroys and butter-soft knits. In a nook that serves as a nod to the fellas find relaxed clothing from the likes of Penguin and Adriano Goldschmeid for men.
Upstairs a beautiful assortment of dresses (Saja, Trina Turk, Tracey Reese, for example) is arrayed by color and bold separates offer stylish yet professional polish to any woman’s wardrobe.
The beautiful one-of-a-kind vintage furniture pieces scattered throughout the store are lovingly restored by Megan’s very chic mom Sandi and are indeed for sale, as are the strategically placed ambient candles from Jonathan Adler and Voluspa.
After shopping and communing with the friendly, helpful staff, stop for the meal-within-itself Macaroni and Cheese (aged Gruyère, mushroom, bacon, mascarpone & aged goat cheese over orecchiette) at Marco & Pepe, one block away.