The dog days are coming to an end and summer is fast approaching. kidsThe bright orange horizon is indicating that the return to school is near. This means it’s time for back to school shopping.
Everything, from the newest sneakers to the most recent school clothes trendGifts for everyone: Larger backpacks friends’ birthdays to face masks can be found in North Brooklyn.
Here’s a list with the top back-to school shopping options in Greenpoint & Williamsburg.
Parachute’s front section is stocked with shelves containing new accessories.
Parachute (151 Norman Ave.), the ideal place for buying clothes kidsThey seem to gain a few inches each month. Two Greenpoint moms manage the store, which sells gently used clothing and shoes at deep discounts. The large selection is organized by size in a clean, neat way. Parachute is distinguished from other resale outlets by its organization and cleanliness. Parachute is a pleasant place to shop, even for toddlers.
This store also offers a small selection new items. You can find umbrellas, socks, sunglasses and hats as well as jewelry and barrettes. Parachute will also trade your clothes if you’re looking to make more space for your tiny apartment closet.
Parachute’s current hours are Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The back of Greenpoint Toys is filled with balls, puzzles and dress-up accessories.
If you’re looking for a large selection of toysGreenpoint Toys (738 Manhattan Ave.) is the place to go for games that aren’t too expensive. This family-owned toy shop is located in the heart Greenpoint and has been around for more than 30 years. It is the perfect place to find a gift idea for children.
The store is astonishingly huge. The huge selection includes traditional baby items as well as modern and contemporary options. toysYou will find everything from board games and puzzles, for all ages, to dolls, Legos, and educational amusements from top brands like Fisher Price. Greenpoint Toys even carries a large selection fo summer toysLike rafts, water guns and bocce sets.
Greenpoint Toys are open Monday through Friday, 10:30am to 7pm, Saturday, 10am to 6pm and Sunday, 11am to 5pm.
Mini Jake’s colourful exterior.
Mini Jake (178 North 9th St. toysBooks, clothes, accessories, furniture, and books for children of all ages. You will find everything you need for your baby, from crib bedding to back-to-school clothes to birthday gifts, to furniture for your child’s bedroom.
The store’s front offers small, unique items that are hard to find elsewhere in the area like organic playdough. kidsTemporary tattoos. This section also has fun wrapping paper and a wide selection of cards.
Moving further into the store, you’ll find shelves of toysYou will find puzzles, games, and puzzles as well as a section with lunch boxes, backpacks, water bottles, etc. Outdoor accessories such as helmets and water guns can be found in the back.
One fun thing about Mini Jake is the store’s selection of New York City-focused books, a perfect gift for a visiting friend or someone who recently moved to the area.
Mini Jake is open everyday from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Smoochie Baby has a beautiful selection.
Smoochie Baby (110 Berry St.) is another really special children’s store in Williamsburg. You might be fooled by the name, as there are lots of clothes and accessories. toysFor kidsAll ages are welcome at this well-curated shop that is detail-oriented.
The walls of the store are lined with clothing. You can also find shoes, sunglasses, umbrellas bows, backpacks, and a small selection books. Some items are focused on NYC at the front. Smoochie Babies also offers some kidsJewelry, including clip-on earrings, are versatile enough to be worn on a regular basis and not just for dress up. The back section has a sale section that is worth looking at.
Smoochie Baby is open everyday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
A beautiful example of a face mask. kidsJ.Crew
The Williamsburg J.Crew (234 Wythe Ave.), has a great selection of kidsclothes for children 2-14 years old In recent years, J.Crew’s garments have evolved from preppy and classic to more unique and fun, especially when it comes to the options for kids.
Head to the very back of the women’s section and you’ll find a fairly large section of children’s clothing, shoes, and accessories, even some pretty face masks to wear in the classroom. The girls’ leggings are very popular and come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. The boys’ section offers a variety of graphic tees, perfect for the transitional months when kidsReturn to school
J.Crew in Williamsburg is open Monday to Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Some of the books, puzzles, and games in the kidsMcNally Jackson section
McNally Jackson (76 North 4th St.), has a whole room that is curated for. kidsAll ages, with a small playhouse that is perfect for curling up with a book. There are many options, including popular picture books, middle-school series, and NYC-focused options. McNally Jackson also offers a limited selection of puzzles and coloring books as well as small games.
Their website also promotes a video storytime, which offers a Covid-safe option to young readers to listen their favorite books.
McNally Jackson in Williamsburg is open daily from 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The Wild’s inviting exterior.
The Wild (272 Driggs Avenue.) in Greenpoint, is a gold mine of resources for parents with young children and babies. It is a well-curated shop offering organic, natural supplies for babies and caregivers.
The Wild stocks a variety of useful items, including diaper bags, nursing bras, and baby carriers. They have a huge selection of baby clothes, bathing gear, cloth diapers as well as creams and soaps for babies. toys. The store offers classes and workshops that are helpful for parents and new parents.
The Wild is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
One corner of the kidsSection at Lockwood
Lockwood (98 Greenpoint Ave.), is a great place to shop. kidsAdults and children alike. The store sells a wide range of gifts, jewelry, candles, puzzles, jewelry, and even face masks.
Past a small collection of women’s clothing and a wall of wonderfully crazy socks, is a great kidsSection, filled with puzzles, coloring books and stuffed animals. There is also a wall of books and a selection Greenpoint-inspired tees.
It’s a great place to buy a gift for newborns or children’s birthdays. The front counter sells wrapping paper, bags and cards.
Lockwood is open every day from 11am to 8pm