Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, noon-7pm
A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.
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This toy-chest-sized kids' boutique is crammed with as much playfulness as its spirited name would indicate. Since the mid-90s, owners Haim Mucktar, Sally Young, and Susan Barnes have stocked their shop with originally designed clothes, little-kid toys and accessories for newborns through 12-year-olds, and make-believe merchandise, like glitter-flecked tutus and firefighter uniforms, particular favorites of the mostly-neighborhood shoppers. For tiny tykes, there's a neatly stacked selection of mini-tees with a printed flurry of NYC cabs, or pair of froggie wellies and Mary Janes—the latter available neat or sequin-encrusted. Parents of younger children peruse the closet-like back of the store for newborn necessities: handmade quilts, character bibs, gift-worthy onesies and pastel knit caps. The crowded shelves are mounted with imagination-friendly play pieces, like plush farm animal puppets, wooden puzzles and an old school abacus. This all-for-kids emporium can also gift wrap and ship any purchase.Extra
Coordinated foul-weather ensembles feature bright plastic animal-themed rainboots, umbrellas, and slickers in dog, bee, and other patterns, for toddlers and preschoolers.
Your flower girl will love these fantasy-friendly duds as much as you will. The dresses with names like Fairy and Tutu are perfect for weddings—and playing make-believe.