SevenSouth Studio + Market

An exciting new retail concept is making its debut in Montclair just in time for the holiday shopping season. SevenSouth Studio + Market, located at 7 South Fullerton, in the former home of East Side Mags, is a collaborative studio and market space for creatives. SevenSouth will offer a variety of lifestyle products from a rotation of local brands, artists, and independent designers including salt + umber, SaltAir{e} Collective, and Floramoon Florals. Read on to learn more about SevenSouth Studio + Market, the scoop on some of the brands set to be featured, and the story behind the owner. 
    
The Concept
       
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This unique retail concept was imagined by salt + umber Founder, Susie Bergquist. salt + umber is a New Jersey-based sustainable and handcrafted footwear and accessories collection made for the eco-conscious consumer. “After working from home for the last few years I was craving a space to escape to, a place I could design and be creative in without the distractions that come with working out of your home,” says Bergquist.
“I also realized how much I missed IRL interaction during the pandemic and wanted to be able to meet with my customers in person, offering a showroom type of environment in a more permanent location than a traditional trade show,” she continues. 
     
What Brands to Expect
       
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Salt + umber is a handcrafted footwear and accessories collection that uses small-batch, sustainable and ethical practices.  The items in the collection are all inspired by the colors and textures of nature and are designed with the planet in mind. salt + umber is dedicated to supporting female entrepreneurship, fair trade, and local artists.
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Flora Moon Flowers specializes in wedding and event floral design. Owner Lauren Herlihy custom designs each arrangement with careful attention to detail. She grew up spending many hours in the garden with her mother, who taught her the basics of creating arrangements with the flowers they grew. Lauren was captivated by the idea of creating beauty with things from nature and was inspired to one day own her own floral design company. Her free spirit is reflected in the wild, organic, and magical arrangements that she creates.
       
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In addition to the retail concept, we learned that SevenSouth plans to host a series of workshops and events. Shoppers can look forward to “sip and shop” events, floral design workshops, and a curated selection of handcrafted accessories and gifts. Details on the events are forthcoming. The soft opening of the space is scheduled for Saturday, November 20th with additional details and store hours to be announced. 
      
Follow along on Instagram for more details at @sevensouthstudiomarket.

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Written by: . Lauren Wilson-Policke was born and raised in Bergen County and made her way to Montclair in 2016. After years of working for fashion brands in NYC she decided to launch her own PR and Social Media company, LWP Public Relations in Montclair in 2017. When she’s not managing her robust roster of fashion and lifestyle clients, you can find her enjoying the local restaurant scene, supporting small businesses, searching for live music and happy hour and when the temperatures hit above 70°, you can catch her on the GSP heading down the shore.