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Holiday gift guide 2009

A dozen independent NYC retailers choose their best bets for this year's holiday season.

  • Kidding Around

  • Up close and personal

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Kidding Around

Photographs: Caroline Voagen Nelson and Cinzia Reale-Castello


Kidding Around
For more than 15 years, this all-ages emporium has kept downtown kids playing. Owner Christina Clark’s well-edited selection of toys includes cars, dolls and science kits from favorite brands like Bruder, Alex and Folkmanis. There’s also a terrific collection of stocking stuffers up front. 60 W 15th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-645-6337, kiddingaround.us).

YoyaMart | Mini Jake | Enchanted | Kidding Around
Kisan Concept Store | A Time for Children | AC Gears | Boomerang
Babesta | Blue Ribbon General Store | Fred Flare | Mxyplyzyk




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