Favorite Shops for Kids

March 25, 2015

Petit Toi

Whimsical, practical, charming, playful. From hand-crocheted dolls and superhero cape kits to designer cribs and Swiss branded clothing, it’s all there and ready to be yours.

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From wooden to plastic, Barbies to Hot Wheels, and everything in between, this multistory toy store is sure to have what it is you’re looking for. The stroller-accesible entrance is just behind, near Tribeca.

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This place isn’t the most stroller/pram friendly (oh, the irony), but its multistory building with narrow aisles and steep staircases is over-flowing with every type of toy imaginable, and kind of reminds us of a place that would provide inspiration for a Lemony Snicket novel.

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For classic and quaint and some quintessential Swiss, go to Marelle. The wooden toys in the display window are enough to make your mouth drool (and your wallet thin out a bit). Even if you’re not in the market for a children’s toy, this boutique is worth a peruse, even just to admire the beauty found on its shelves.

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Du Pareil Au Meme

The clothing is exactly as it should be for a child: bright colors, bold patterns, and whimsical characters+phrases make it fun to dress your littles. And the reasonable prices (especially during the soldes) will make it easier to do so.

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De la suite dans les idées

Walk in and go straight to the back (if you can resist browsing all of their other fun objects) and you’ll find a room devoted to your littles. They carry brightly colored patterned sleep sacks, gorgeous fabrics, blankets, capes, vintage inspired toys, and one of our favorite French brand of early walking sock/shoes.

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Other favorites:
Globus toy section
Payot Bookstore
FNAC Toys & Books
Little Mooshoo

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