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Geometry Kids

Geometry Kids, which opened last fall in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is a lovely children’s boutique carrying a well-curated and edited range of toys, clothing and accessories, decor, and books. Ownership of the store is shared by several local families with small children, and their experiences and beliefs about parenting and children are reflected in the products they carry and the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the store.

When we stopped by last Saturday, Shirley Bryant, one of the owners, manned the shop along with her darling daughter Vega. As my daughter joined Vega and set about testing most of the items on display (completely okay, and even encouraged!), Shirley and I fell into easy conversation about local children’s classes, bakeries, and weekend plans. I looked up at one point to see a tea party arranged in the back corner of the shop with plates, bowls, and cups from the selection of children’s dinnerware set carefully on the floor and then laughed along with Shirley as she explained that no, she really didn’t mind when pint-size customers dismantle the displays!

Shirley and the rest of the owners make excellent use of the cozy space, with items arranged in ways that beckon you to look just a bit longer and notice something new each time you do. The wide range of lines carried includes many familiar ones, such as Vilac, Grimm’s, Janod, and Maileg, but also a few seen less frequently in New York, like the fantastic creations of Donna Wilson and cozy slippers from Collégien, which are a personal favorite. Shirley mentioned they’ve received many requests for more items made in the United States, and that expanding their selection of domestically-made offerings will be a focus in the coming months as they attend trade shows and scout for new products. I look forward to seeing what they’ve discovered on my next visit!

Geometry Kids, 48 Grand Street, Brooklyn 11249.

Open Monday 10-6, Tuesday closed, Wed-Sunday 10-6.

 


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se7en
January 26, 2017

So much loveliness… I could could lost in this store all day… The tractor, the mice in the cigar case… so much to love!!!


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