29 May Cahnicles: Brentwood Toy Stores
As a proud resident of Brentwood, I love supporting local businesses whenever possible. And as a mom of two little ones, I’m always on the lookout for unique and fun kid’s stores. These are three of my favorites.
The Adventures of the Cahn Family
by Kim Cahn
STAR TOYS – Opened in Brentwood in 1968, this toy store is a true eclectic gem. It has every classic toy you can think of, as well as a huge inventory of contemporary games. This is the only place I go when I need to buy for a birthday party – they really do have every toy you can think of! Owners Leonard Lieberman and his sister Caroline Seymour will have you in stitches the whole time – they are hilarious. And the best part – they’re not afraid to tell you exactly what you should be buying based on age, sex, or local weather patterns.
130 S. Barrington Place, Los Angeles, CA 90049 310-472-7282
JENNY BECS – Another great kids store in Brentwood. I especially love their selection of books and crafts. The best part (according to my kids) is that there is little carousel in the front, and that it’s right next door to frozen yogurt and cupcakes – what could be better than that?
11710 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049 310-820-0500
PUMPKINHEADS – This store carries a number of things I can’t find anywhere else! Hard to find brands like Esme, Scotch Shrunk, IKKS and Pink Chicken – to name a few. I found out about the store because they carried Le Bébé Coo sunscreen wipes (if you haven’t tried them – they are a lifesaver). And shopping here will make anyone feel good – 15% of all profits go to local children’s charities.
11640 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90049 310-207-6760
Kim Cahn left her television producer job to be a full time mom to Olive (4) and Buster (1). She writes about their family activities on her blog http://andrewjr.com