New York is famous worldwide for its tall skyscrapers, bustling streets, cultural diversity and, of course, the bright lights of Broadway. As any tourist will tell you, the city is also wildly popular for its shopping. Stores litter the city selling almost anything you can think of. Of course, there is great shopping for kids in NYC as well. Below are NewYork60’s picks for children’s toy stores. Enjoy!
Famous for its large stuffed animals, games, life-size toy soldiers and frequent appearances on the big screen, this Fifth Avenue institution has become a popular tourist destination, complete even with a multilingual concierge. The oldest and most upscale toy store in the country, FAO Schwarz has a reputation for catering to the wealthy, with custom-made items for the children of the rich and famous. However, there are also plenty of toys for the rest of us.
767 5th Avenue
Toys“R”Us Times Square
The flagship location of this popular American chain attracts hundreds of thousands of kids each year. The store’s 110,000 square feet hold every kind of toy you can imagine, and even some you can’t: the store boasts a 60-foot ferris wheel, a life-sized, moving Tyrannosaurus Rex and a 4,000 square-foot Barbie dollhouse – definitely worth the detour from Times Square.
The Times Square location of The Disney Store carries all of the official Disney merchandise your child could possibly want. Occasional special events also take place – plan well and your child could have an experience s/he won’t soon forget.
This store/salon/restaurant offers a number of options for young girls. Between brunch and afternoon tea, the doll hair salon and the photo studio, this original retail concept will delight and impress your young one and possibly you as well.
609 5th Ave
At Build a Bear Workshop, customers have their stuffed animals custom-made in front of them. Definitely a unique experience.
565 5th Ave