I was out and about in a small town yesterday to see a movie and a Christmas parade. It was a small town that does have a Walmart but really no other department store. The downtown section where the parade was has a bunch of small stores. Stores that sell kitchen appliances (NOT Bed Bath and Beyond), stores that sell children's clothing (NOT Children's Place), art galleries, coffee shops (NOT Starbucks), and a TOY STORE (NOT Toys R Us). The toy store was awesome. All of the stores are cool, but I really loved the toy store. There were sooo many cool toys that you NEVER see in the chain stores like Toys R Us or KB. There were beautiful puppets, interesting games, an assortment of little toys like batons, chattering teeth, wooden puzzles, figurines, etc. The point is...we are so limited in what we can buy when we buy our things at Best Buy, Walmart, Toys R Us, Old Navy, and the like. There are some really neat items out there that are not made by the big companies.
Anyone else have any real stores they can go do their shopping in?