Children's revolution. We just heard of a new children's store in the East Village. Called Sons and Daughters, it comes to us with high praise. Opened in 2003 by Carin van der Donk, Sons and Daughters sells "unique and expressive yet practical products from our own backyard and around the world that parents can pass down from generation to generation."
Avoiding the child-rearing debate here [see Cheney/Edwards stroller debate of '04], I'll just say there's another sleek yet fun children's store on Avenue -- Sons + Daughters. Prices a little high but no one can enter budget fray with BabyGap and Ikea and Toys 'r Us hogging the market. The merchandise is thoughtfully selected, design-minded (without being aimed solely at the parents) and completely tempting. Check it out.
Modeled after quaint European stores, the shop is committed to supplying one of New York's largest selections of Fair Trade and Organic products imported from around the world.
(Thanks, Ann!) MGR