New Jersey offers shopping advantages and destinations that few places can match. The greatest reason to shop here is the fact that there is no state sales tax on clothing or shoes. The Garden state also offers the complete spectrum of shopping opportunities, from luxurious malls and boutiques to flea markets, discount malls and auctions.
One of the state's largest discount malls is Jersey Gardens, which features nearly 200 stores under one roof. Also within the mall are a large food court, themed-sit down restaurants, a Cineplex, and a large children's play area.
With over 165 upscale shops everybody will find something they love at Cherry Hill Mall, the first enclosed shopping center in the east. It is in a convenient location and is always adding new shops and eateries. They also have "Just Mom & Me Playdates" twice a month with activities, drawings, and special offers. Another feature they have is train rides for children in their Center court.
Shopping for antiques is a great way to stay connected with history, and New Jersey has a number of antiques districts to choose from. Some historic towns known for their rows of antique shops include Chester, Morristown, Montclair, Lafayette, Red Bank, Haddonfield, and Brideton.
Farmer's markets are also a popular stop for New Jersey residents. The large markets include things like handcrafted cheeses from Bobolink Farms in Vernon, or goat cheese and fudge from Needmore Farm in Wantage. In addition, each market is a great place to buy arts and crafts as well as fresh produce from around the state.