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Blogs & Sites
Location: 4400 Shellmound Street, Emeryville, CA
Sweden's favorite home furnishings store has landed in the Bay Area. And the only deterrent to getting inexpensive children's furniture is the crowd. If you persevere - and plot your trip for a...
Location: 1632 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA
This store claims to offer California's largest selection of skateboards, shoes, and clothing, and comes highly recommended by certain hard-to-please young men we know. After you've loaded up on gear...
Location: 756 Stanyan, San Francisco, CA
A bunch of nice guys work here and are prepared to match your child with a bike, whether it's a short-term rental or a long-term sale. Selection of children's bikes are limited, but of high quality. R...
Location: 3515 California Street, Laurel Village, San Francisco, CA
Books Inc. is a good source for grown-ups as well as for children. The stores have solid children's book sections, and if they don't have the book you want, they fill orders in a few days. ...
Location: 3845 24th Street, San Francisco, CA
A small toy store that carefully selects its items. Carries some beautifully made wooden toys you've never seen before, as well as more familiar ones. Selection is limited and the toys themselves are ...
Location: 801 Toland, San Francisco, CA
A treasure trove of art materials for dedicated scroungers and curious kids alike. The founders of SCRAP converted an old warehouse into a sort of holding pen for fabric, glass, wood, plastic, ...
Location: 685 Market Street, San Francisco, CA
Regularly named one of the Bay Area's favorite toy stores in local publications, Jeffrey's tries hard to find the item you want. It's also open every day of the year.
Location: 1556 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA
Very easy to spend time at Mendels Art & Far Out Fabrics, burrowing through the store's vast collection of buttons, sea glass, fabric, feathers, stamps, and other art supplies. It is sure to in...
Location: 1699 Market, San Francisco, CA
Flax boasts a huge selection of art supplies with an outstanding children's section. Don't miss the one-of-a-kind paper products that can be used in art projects as well as for wrapping gifts. ...
Location: 3307 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA
One of the most popular places in town to buy well-made kid's shoes. The staff knows shoes and a good fit when they see it.
Not many bargains here, but it's very kid friendly. If you've got m...
Location: 1608 Haight St., San Francisco, CA
Need tye-dye for a six month old? What better place than a kids' store on Haight Street! The store steers away from plastic guns, action heros, and Barbie, and instead offers locally-made children's c...
Location: San Francisco, CA
California Kids Jump is an outfit that rents out those big, inflatable jumpers that make up the centerpiece of many little kids' parties. We've been to affairs where one of these plus a ...
Location: 1011 North Amphlett, San Mateo, CA
Here's a great way for your child to take piano lessons without you having to buy one. Golden Gate Piano will allow you to rent a piano, or an organ or church organ, for that matter, whi...
Location: 5820 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA
A friendly little board shop where you can buy longboards, skateboards, and snowboards. Known for their selection of longboard demos. Snowboards are available for rent, too. The staff takes the time r...