Vancouver, B.C. is a metropolis of baby & children’s stores. No matter what you’re looking for you’re sure to find it in this beautiful city. Many stores boast locally made products and have amazing online stores. If you’re in the Vancouver area anytime soon, make sure to stop by these shops – listed as “Pink Pearl PR’s must stop shops” in Vancouver. Check them out below.
1. TJ’s the Kiddie’s Store
TJ’s the Kiddie’s Store has been around for a long time- in fact it’s Vancouver’s oldest children’s shop and it’s been able to maintain that longevity for a reason. TJ’s provides shoppers with a wide range of products. They have everything you need from functional to fun to frilly and everything in between. TJ’s online retail shop is always offering specials (check online often!), for example, they are currently offering a free (yes, free) car seat adaptor with the purchase of a Guzzie and Guss stroller. They also offer YouTube tutorials for equipment you may have questions on. They are definitely worth a visit. Visit them at www.tjskids.com
2. Lusso Baby
Lusso Baby boasts a retail location and extensive online marketplace, it’s your one stop shop for unique, modern, and organic baby furniture and essentials (everything from clothing to shoes to car seats)! For those who like to keep their business local, Lusso Baby’s products are Canadian-made (score!) Not only that, but if you’re on the go, and want to see specials, or snag a creative idea, head on over to one of their many social media pages to see what they’ve been up to! They are updated daily to make sure you know what’s going on in stores, and it’s a great way to browse through some of their new goodies. Check them out at www.lussobaby.ca.
3. Crocodile Baby
Crocodile Baby is celebrating its 15th year in business this year, and all the while they have maintained a focus on organic, natural, safe and sustainable baby products. They have everything you could need from organically cotton made toys and clothes, to natural wood materials rather than plastic on toys. In fact, many of the cribs and dressers they offer are Greenguard certified. From brands like Guzzie and Guss you are sure to find the perfect item to suit your needs. If you want to hear more about their environmentally friendly stance, take a look at their video on the Crocodile Baby philosophy. But this store isn’t just for tots, they also provide juniors furniture for the years ahead. Stop by and give Crocodile Baby a visit at www.crocodilebaby.com
4. Dandelion KIDS
Walk into Dandelion KIDS and you will find yourself in a wide array of locally made Canadian designs mixed with the perfect blend of products from Europe. The products on their stylish shelves are high quality and meant to last for the long haul. Even if you’re not in Vancouver, Dandelion KIDS has an amazing online shop that is sure to provide you with whatever your looking for (whether it’s room décor, children’s books or art supplies)! They also just opened up a new location in Suter Brook Village in Port Moody BC. Check them out online at www.dandlionkids.ca.
5. Baby Avenue Clothing Boutique
Baby Avenue Clothing Boutique is a must stop while your strolling along Vancouver streets. The delightful shop carries high-end fashion that is not only stylish but comfortable, functional, durable and healthy for both babies and Mother Earth. But don’t let the name fool you, from newborns to juniors, you will find all you are looking for at Baby Avenue. Baby Avenue is a recent edition to the Vancouver children’s boutique scene, and celebrated its one-year anniversary in October. If you can’t make it to the store and have questions, Baby Avenue offers an amazing online chat service! How sweet is that? Visit them online at www.babyavenuestore.com
6. Little Earth Children’s Store
As many parents know, frequently buying brand new items can be expensive! Luckily Vancouver offers an amazing children’s consignment shop-known as Little Earth Children’s store. Run by a mother who has traveled the world and made B.C. her home, Little Earth is truly an asset to children’s shops in Vancouver. Whether you are looking to sell items your little one has grown out of, or shop for gently used clothing and toys, Little Earth is a must-stop-shop in Vancouver. Visit them online at www.littleearthvancouver.com
Pebble is not just a store-it’s a lifestyle store for kids. What does this mean? It means they are devoted to conscious living, with products that help develop active children and encourage them to be constantly learning. They started out small, but have grown dramatically since opening in 2008, and now offer everything from bedding to books to play sets, all with the mindset of promoting constant learning. If you’re looking for the perfect toy for your ever growing little one, you need to look no further then Pebble, where you are sure to find just the perfect item. Visit them online at www.pebblebaby.com.
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