acorn toy shop: a children’s paradise


i admit that i am a little obsessed about this fantastic kid’s store but at least i get something in return — consistently great presents for all the children in our lives.  i return to acorn again and again for help with the latest baby gift to something fun for a six-year old. 


my latest scores this holiday season included two gorgeous reverse sweaters for our lucky devils by oeuf (i can never seem to resist something for us), a sweet little rattle for our new nephew, a few excellent puzzles, a wooden car and a fancy little tea set. 


 i love how well edited acorn is, how great the staff are whenever i visit and how much the selection focuses on the hand-made, on wooden toys as well as on creative projects.  the owners diane crespo and karin schaefer have been profiled for their own design sensibility in design*sponge and certainly their aesthetic shines through every time i visit.  while they do have some things on their website (and their website does not do them justice by the way), i highly recommend a visit.   and be sure to bring the little ones.  acorn toy shop, 323 atlantic avenue between hoyt and smith streets, brooklyn, new york, 718.522.3760.

One Response to “acorn toy shop: a children’s paradise”

  1. margy says:

    We love acorn, too. Our kids are always happy to see their tag on the box because they know it will be something delightful. And we parents are happy too because it will be something fun and pretty, not another piece of plasticy junk that will settle at the bottom of the toy box.

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