Looking for some cute souvenirs to bring home for your baby-to-be? Or maybe you'd like to test-drive some of the strollers you've been thinking about buying, but no one in your hometown carries them? Just about every major brand of stroller and other baby-related paraphernalia you can imagine is available in New York City, and some stores even feature unique baby items that you can't find anywhere else.
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The baby and children department at ABC Carpet & Home has beautiful decor, toys and furniture for children, albeit at steep prices. Sales at ABC Carpet & Home can be a great chance to find a unique item at a fraction of its original price.
ABC Carpet & Home Essentials:
- Address: 888 & 881 Broadway (18th/19th)
- Phone: 212-473-3000
Albee's is a great place if you know what you're looking for -- they often have last year's stroller models available at great discounts, but many people complain about the chaotic layout of the store.
Albee Baby Carriage Essentials:
- Address: 715 Amsterdam Avenue (95th Street)
- Phone: 212-662-8902
Babies 'R Us
While Babies 'R Us is available around the U.S., international visitors might enjoy visiting the classic baby superstore, and American visitors will appreciate the high-end offerings of the Manhattan location, including Stokke, Bugaboo and Skip-Hop products.
Babies 'R Us Essentials:
- Address: 24-30 Union Square East
- Phone: 212-798-9905
This baby superstore is from the same folks that created Bed Bath & Beyond, and carries an exhaustive stock of anything baby-related you can imagine. Customer service doesn't tend to be terrific, but Buy Buy Baby is a great place to find something if you know what you're looking for or to test drive their wide array of strollers.
Buy Buy Baby Essentials:
- Address: 270 Seventh Avenue (25th/26th)
- Phone: 917-344-1555
This East Village store is a great place to find one-of-a-kind handmade toys, clothes and gifts at prices that are refreshingly reasonable.
Dinosaur Hill Essentials:
- Address: 306 East 9th Street
- Phone: 212-473-5850
If you want luxury baby goods, Giggle is a great destination. From stylish diaper bags to $300(!) diaper pails, Giggle's two Manhattan locations carry everything your high-end heart desires, including clothing and gorgeous furniture. They even have personal shoppers to help you with your gift registry or shopping needs.
- Address: 120 Wooster Street (Prince & Spring)
- Phone: 212-334-5817
Upper East Side Location
- Address: 1033 Lexington Avenue (74th)
- Phone: 212-249-4249
Upper West Side Location
- Address: 352 Amsterdam Avenue (76th & 77th)
- Phone: 212-362-8680
This Gramercy area store is well stocked without the overwhelm factor of the baby superstores. It's a good place to check out cribs, strollers and high chairs, as well as clothing.
Little Folks Essentials:
- Address: 123 East 23rd Street (Park Ave)
- Phone: 800-675-9669
Planet Kids offers a manageable, yet comprehensive shopping experience. They have many top-end strollers for testing out, as well as everything you need for a baby, from clothing to furniture.
Planet Kids Essentials:
West Side Location:
- Address: 2688 Broadway
- Phone: 212-864-8705
East Side Location:
- Address: 247 East 86th St.
- Phone: 212-426-2040
Just a short walk from Buy Buy Baby, Schneider's is a world away -- they've got extremely helpful sales people and a narrower selection of products, which makes it a much less overwhelming experience.
- Address: 41 West 25th Street (6th Avenue)
- Phone: 212-228-3540
Shop where NYC celebrities get clothes and gifts for their children at Yoya and Yoyamart, both in the Meatpacking District. This is a great place to find that perfect gift for the baby who has everything.
- Address: 636 Hudson Street
- Phone: 646-336-6844