• Norman & jules New york
  • Courtney Ebner and Avi Kravitz list talking to customers as one of their “most favorite things,” and for good reason: the people who come through the door of Norman & Jules might be bringing their children to storytime, or perhaps are on a quest for a hand-crafted artisan toy to add to the playroom, and who isn’t fun to talk to when the focus is on imagination? Since opening its doors in 2012, the Park Slope toy shop has become a neighborhood… More info
    158 7th Ave, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11215
  • Tiny doll house New york
  • On a quiet block on 78th Street in Yorkville on the Upper East Side, Tiny Dollhouse is a miniature hobbyist’s dream. In business for over 20 years, this relaxed hobby shop has been a destination for children, architects, and adult collectors alike, with no other store like it in the city. Choose from elaborate dollhouses built by the owner, Leslie Edelman, a dollhouse enthusiast himself, and miniature furnishings (from Victorian to modern) and… More info
    314 East 78th St, Manhattan, New York, NY 10075
  • Playing mantis New york
  • Imagine a toy store where the toys all have a voice and like to share their stories of where they come from and who made them. Imelda McCain, the woman behind Playing Mantis, selects the toys for her store on the basis that their stories are pleasant to hear. She chooses items that are produced in an eco-friendly manner by small businesses all over the world. Hence, you can find carved wooden tree puzzles made by a school teacher in Hungary to… More info
    32 North Moore St, Manhattan, New York, NY 10013
  • Acorn New york
  • Located on Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill, Acorn is a dedicated forerunner of the "toys made of natural materials" trend. Acorn's products are made to withstand the kind of wild play resulting from a wild imagination. Since 2004, Karin Schaefer and Diane Crespo have been operating under the philosophy that kids don't need hundreds of toys to keep them happy, just the right ones. Offering a wide variety of items made out of wood, felt, or fabric… More info
    323 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • Allegria boutique New york
  • Allegria Boutique is a whimsical wonderland nestled in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Co-owned by longtime Argentinian friends Melanie Gomez and Lula Aldunate, the children’s boutique and toy shop caters to families who appreciate unique experiences and hand-crafted playthings, clothing and accessories. Both owners have a background in fashion and styling, and both are drawn towards playful, happy designs with lots of color and texture… More info
    85 N 3rd St #116, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Sweet william New york
  • You won’t find hot-pink sparkles or cartoon logos at Sweet William, a children’s clothing store committed to smaller, socially responsible clothing labels. Sweet WIlliam is stocked instead with unique and sophisticated pieces from local and European designers. Aimed for children ages 0-8, founder and Irish national Bronagh Staley has it right – independent, environmentally and ethically minded labels, and plenty of organic fibers that are soft to… More info
    85 Kenmare St, Manhattan, New York, NY 10012
  • Yoya New york
  • When Yoya co-owners Cristina Villegas-Boujnah and Gena Gerbier had their first children in 2002, they found there weren't any children's stores that shared the same comfortable, aesthetic atmosphere you might find at an adult's clothing store. Furthermore, kids' shops didn't even think to allow room for strollers! So, in 2004 the women opened Yoya, a store dedicated to cool toys and designer gadgets that the whole family can enjoy. The store… More info
    605 Hudson St, Manhattan, New York, NY 10014
  • Sweet william New york
  • You won’t find hot-pink sparkles or cartoon logos at Sweet William, a children’s clothing store committed to smaller, socially responsible clothing labels. Sweet William is stocked instead with unique and sophisticated pieces from local and European designers. Aimed for children ages 0-8, founder and Irish national Bronagh Staley has it right – independent, environmentally and ethically minded labels, and plenty of organic fibers that are soft… More info
    324 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11249
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