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Top Toy Stores In South Florida

July 17, 2014 8:00 AM

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(Source: www.toytownonline.com)
South Florida is home to a number of truly standout toy stores. These non-chain store venues feature meticulously selected merchandise that appeals to both parents and children with high-quality merchandise that will stimulate the imagination, creativity and thought processes of young minds. There are great selections for babies as well as children of all ages and this group of stores as a whole includes items at price points for every budget. The hottest new lines of toys may be discovered as well as timeless and traditional brands and toys meant to be passed down for generations.

Toy Town
260 Crandon Blvd., Suite 43
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 361-5501
www.toytownonline.comToy Town carries toys appropriate for children of every age. The products range from classic favorites like jigsaw puzzles to the latest innovations in pastimes for kids. The toys come from a variety of great brands including Lego, Playmobil, Green Toys and Mattel. Parents will be happy to know that there are plenty of educational and artistic game options that entertain while stimulating the mind. The merchandise is updated often such as the recent addition of toy sets from Disney’s Planes and the fun, creative Aquabeads sets.

Flora Ottimer
2348 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 463-2292
www.floraottimer.comFlora Ottimer has been in the business of fine apparel and toys for babies and children since 1945. Located in the Galleria Mall, the shop features products with a timeless appeal and a focus on quality design and craftsmanship. The selection of items includes such products as baby doll sets, wooden rocking horses and oversized stuffed animals. This high-end children’s store is a great place to purchase gifts as the items are designed to last for years.

Liapela
358 San Lorenzo Ave., Suite 3225
Coral Gables, FL 33146
(305) 441-0658
www.liapela.comLiapela at The Village of Merrick Park features truly exquisite toys for babies and children. The store features a really fun selection ranging from newer toy lines such as the cute yet strange Uglydolls to modern versions of childhood favorites such as play food and tea sets. These toys really promote creativity and activate the imagination. The Coral Gables shop is joined by two more locations – one in Hallandale Beach and one in Orlando.

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Elegant Child
59 S. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33432
(561) 416-0152
www.elegantchildboca.comElegant Child offers gorgeous toys with elegant and streamlined designs. Much of the toy selection at this family-run business consists of interactive products such as tricycles, instruments and child-height playhouse sets to really entertain and engage children. Of course, the best shops for toys include books and Elegant Child is no exception with lively, adventurous tales and even books that come with accompanying toys. This shop carries something for basically every budget with items for less than $20 ranging to toys sold for a few hundred dollars.

Explore Store
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 S.W. 2nd St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 712-1167
www.mods.orgThe Explore Store at the Museum of Discovery and Science is as exciting and filled with adventures as the popular interactive museum itself. The merchandise ranges from stuffed animals to science sets for curious minds to explore science subjects like air power, weather and air pollution. The underwater-themed toys are really a special treat for play time at the beach or the pool with growing starfish, squeezable sea animals and even rafts. Museum members are entitled to a special shopping discount as well as teachers.

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Chanoa Chen is a Fashion Merchandiser, Freelance Writer and Blogger. Chanoa has contributed stories to top firms including QVC Insider Germany and regularly contributes to CBS Local Miami and Examiner.com. She may be reached via: bokilovellc@gmail.com.
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