Why JC’s Closet?

I was at the South Mountain Elementary Spring Fair earlier this year- it was a nice warm day and I was sweating from the brisk walk from the train station.  I was rushing to keep a promise made to my boys after running that morning to catch the Midtown Direct 7:34 am and forgetting to leave spending money.  Anyway, I digress – back to the boys.


It should be easy to find them – they have on those cool skull and cross bones polo shirts… there he is – oh no, that’s not Jonathan…Oh, there’s Carter… nope, not him.  In the span of 30 seconds- 15 boys! Literally – 15 boys!  I counted 15 boys ranging from 5 to 12 years old run past me with skull and cross bone printed polo shirts.   I thought that those tops were so cool and unique – I guess there were a lot of moms who had the same thought.  They were cool, but NOT at all UNIQUE!


It was at this moment that the entrepreneurial voice in my head said – ‘you have to do something about this!  Just because we’ve moved from the City doesn’t mean we have to look like we all shop in the same store at the mall.  We live in a suburb of New York City, for God’s sake – not Fish Creek, Wisconsin! ‘ My apologies to Wisconsin, its fine country.


That very evening I started putting together my plan for the ultimate boys, girls, and kids – tweens’ fashion destination for our little village. And eventually came up with JC’s Closet.


JC’s Closet is a fun and upscale ( in style, not price) shopping experience for young people aged 7 to 14.   We carry sizes 7 – 16 for girls and 7 – 20 for boys.  Each item is carefully chosen with the discerning and hip eye of a parent with 20 years in the fashion industry, selecting only the most coveted tween apparel brands, accessories and novelty items.


JC’s Closet opened in September 2011 and was recently honored as a Runner Up in New Jersey Monthly’s annual “Best of NJ” Kid’s Store category.


JC’s Closet online is home to great fashion, features, beauty, health, body and fun for tween boys and girls. 

JC’s Closet is located at 21 Scotland Road, South Orange, NJ 973-255-7277.  Hours are Tuesday – Saturday  10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  Private styling sessions and parties available by request.