Great baby store finds

September 29, 2008 5:34:34 PM PDT
Fun local places that have practical and unique items when it comes to your little one!

Heller's for Children
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Bay Area retailer Heller's for Children. The store has served Marin's tiniest denizens and their new parents since 1958. Today, third-generation customers still shop at Heller's for clothing, toys, furniture and supplies for infants and kids. Now an octogenarian with a twinkle in his eye, Herbert Heller reports that his original customers, who used to bring their children into the store so many years ago, now have grown grandchildren who shop there for their own kids.

Heller's daughter Linda and her husband Barry Levy assumed ownership of Heller's For Children in 2006. What's the secret to the shop's longevity? The Levy's believe that the store's ongoing commitment to providing customers with personalized assistance and a well-informed sales staff familiar with the latest safety concerns and product information is what sets Heller's apart from chain retailers. Service has always been Heller's top priority when it comes to meeting a customer's needs. Along with great customer service Heller's also offers online gift registry, gift wrap, infant CPR classes, furniture delivery, stroller repair and free installation service and safety checks for all its child car seats.

Heller's for Children is located at:
514 Fourth Street
San Rafael
Phone (415) 456-5533
Website: http://www.hellersforchildren.com/
Hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gumshoe
Do you rave about your local kids' shoe store to all of your friends? If not, then check out gumshoe - a hip, fun boutique that offers "classic shoes for cool kids." Designed by renowned architect Christian Rice, the store's modern design appeals to contemporary moms who want something more than the slat-board stores of yesteryear. Inside, shoppers will find a surprisingly large selection of shoes for kids age 0-10, including everything from crib shoes to school shoes to rainboots and kids' UGGs. But beyond the store's striking design and assortment of cute shoes from all over the world, the thing that really sets gumshoe apart is its service. Everyone on the gumshoe staff is either a mom, a teacher, or a veteran of kids' retail. These ladies are experts at what they do, and they won't let you walk out of the store with a pair of shoes that isn't right for you. So...if you don't completely love your local kids' shoe store, give gumshoe a try. You'll be happy you did.

Gumshoe is located at:
275 Primrose Road
Burlingame, CA
Website: http://www.gumshoe.com/

Bellies N' Babies
Bellies N' Babies is your one-stop shop for mom-to-be, baby, toddler and tween needs. Stop by anyday of the week and check out the last fashions from the hottest designers. Our philosophy is to feel good is to look good! We are very excited to annouce the upcoming location of Rockridge on College Ave, due on November 1st.

Bellies N' Babies is located at:
169 East Prospect Avenue
Danville,CA
(925) 837-7100
Website: http://belliesnbabies.com/


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