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  • 1. Bonpoint

    Upper East Side | Clothing

    Celebrities and mere mortals love this French children's boutique for the beautiful designs and impeccable workmanship—think pony-hair baby...Read More

  • 2. Books of Wonder

    Chelsea | Books/Stationery

    Readers young and old delight in Manhattan's oldest and largest independent children's bookstore. The friendly, knowledgeable staff can help...Read More

  • 3. Greenlight Bookstore

    Fort Greene | Books/Stationery

    If you build it, they will read. Popular demand—and some vocal attendees of a 2008 community board meeting—augured the opening of this independent...Read More

  • 4. American Girl Place

    Midtown West | Toys

    Grade-school kids are crazy for American Girl dolls, whose lines range from historically accurate characters to contemporary girls with all...Read More

  • 5. Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store

    Park Slope | Gifts/Souvenirs

    The perfectly giftable, Brooklyn-made products at this variety store include Apotheke candles and diffusers, Bellocq teas, Claudia Pearson’s...Read More

  • 6. Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.

    Park Slope | Toys

    If you can't crack a smile in this store—where all proceeds from superhero costumes, gear, and secret identity kits benefit 826NYC's writing...Read More

  • 7. Dinosaur Hill

    East Village | Toys

    Forget about Elmo and Barbie. This little shop is crammed with quirky gifts for kids like hand puppets and marionettes from Asia, telescopes...Read More

  • 8. Economy Candy

    Lower East Side | Food/Candy

    Oh, to be a kid in a candy store! Economy Candy has been making life sweeter since 1937, and the floor-to-ceiling shelves and candy-and-nut...Read More

  • 9. Fine & Raw Chocolate


    On a mission "to save the world through silliness and chocolate," this company makes its products with organic ingredients and low-heat techniques...Read More

  • 10. Infinity

    Upper East Side | Clothing

    Prep-school girls and their mothers giggle and gossip over the tween clothes (with more than a few moms picking up T-shirts and jeans for themselves...Read More

  • 11. Kidding Around

    Union Square | Toys

    This independent shop is piled high with old-fashioned wooden toys, sturdy musical instruments, classic kids' books, and plenty of arts-and...Read More

  • 12. Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market

    Harlem | Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

    This canopied marketplace offers an array of funky African and African-inspired jewelry, Afrocentric art and wood carvings, and festive clothing...Read More

  • 13. Norman and Jules

    Park Slope | Toys

    Unique toys and dolls from around the world score points with children and their parents at this high-end toy shop. It stocks an excellent selection...Read More

  • 14. powerHouse Arena

    DUMBO | Books/Stationery

    Edgy art-book publisher powerHouse is a vision in concrete and steel at this bright showroom that sells illustrated titles, children's books...Read More

  • 15. Space Kiddets

    Flatiron District | Clothing

    The funky (Elvis-print rompers, CBGB onesies) mixes with the old-school (retro cowboy-print pants, brightly colored clogs, Bruce Lee T-shirts...Read More

  • 16. Williams Candy

    Coney Island | Food/Candy

    Selling homemade candy apples, marshmallow sticks, popcorn, nuts, and giant lollipops for more than 75 years, this old-school corner candy shop...Read More

  • 17. WORD

    Greenpoint | Books/Stationery

    What this pint-size bookshop lacks in space, it more than makes up for in community spirit and book enthusiasm. It's known for popular readings...Read More

  • 18. Brooklyn Flea

    Fort Greene | Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

    The country's chicest flea market is a collection of antiques dealers, artisanal woodworkers, culinary craftsmen (try the roasted garlic achaar...Read More

  • 19. BookCourt

    Cobble Hill | Books/Stationery

    This wonderful, family-run shop has been a star on Court Street for more than 30 years. The tables and shelves are filled with books to browse...Read More

  • 20. By Brooklyn

    Carroll Gardens | Local Specialties

    The name says it all. This is the borough’s prime purveyor of dry goods, gifts, and comestibles conceived of and created in Brooklyn. Fill a...Read More

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