The Kidding Around at 60 West 15th Street. Photo Credit: the-mu.com
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10AM - 7PM, Sunday: 11AM - 6PM
Phone: (212) 645-6337
Winner of New York Magazine’s Best Indie Store 2009, Kidding Around sets itself apart from its behemoth counterparts with an emphasis upon tradition and creativity. This privately owned store is geared toward the kinds of costumes, playhouses and building games that inspire children, rather than placate them. With an extensive $5 and under range, you’re guaranteed to find something appropriate for kids of any age.