Kids Town -- South Burlington, Vermont
This is one stop shopping for all things kids from birth until, well, until they have kids of their own. Cribs, car seats, crayons, you name it, Kids Town carries it all. This is one of trendy kid's stores that trucks in toys and games that stress learning and imagination over pure plastic fantasy. You won't find G.I. Joe establishing a beachhead on the shelves, but you will find army men and costumes that let children pretend to be a firefighter or a knight. Don't look for Barbie or Bratz here either, the dolls at Kids Town try to do more for young girl's than exhibit the latest trends in belly shirts and go-go boats. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable when it comes to buying furniture or other big ticket items like car seats and jogger-strollers. Kid's Town carries the top-of-the-line toys, games, clothes for kids, so don't expect to get out of their for what you could pay at a chain or discount retailer. Kid's Town also operates an annex in Williston, Vermont that sells remaindered, overstocked, and gently used items in Williston, Vermont. If you are looking for deals (and they are to do had just not in the main store) check out the annex. Kid's Town -- great for the kid and the kid in all of us -- just make sure somebody brings the cash.