One of the truly bittersweet elements OF FAMILY LIFE: ALL THAT STUFF. Bitter in that it clogs up your house. Sweet in that you adore how it looks on your kids, or how much their favorite “lovies” become a part of your family. You slept with your Rubik’s Cube, your head on your Shaun Cassidy pillowcase (or something like that). Your kids do it too, just a little differently. And since the Twin Cities is chock-full of businesses that cater specifically to kids and families, let them do it locally, too.
+ WHERE TO SHOP
A bistro, doll salon, and more. Squeeee!
Multiple locations, 612-876-3980
Our homegrown, locally owned toy store chain that teaches as much as it delights.
A cloth diaper delivery and pick-up service that does the dirty work for you.
St. Louis Park, 952-926-7871
Both an art shop and unique creative space for kids—with open-studio time and birthday parties!
With an enormous variety of stores and attractions, it’s a family vacation on its own.
This momma-owned, neighborhood-loving store carries high-end brands up to size 12 girls and size 7 boys.
High-end family consignment that began as used maternity. Hello family-friendly—again.
Multiple locations, 612-623-8123
Totally cool and eclectic toys, clothes, products, and gifts—and locally owned.
St. Paul, 651-695-5559
A one-stop, locally owned shop for naturally made toys, diapers, and more.
All the cool kids have a Ping-Pong or pool table from Peters.
The finest Euro clothes for American mommas and kiddos.