Lincoln Park store Ayya Kids, opened earlier this week and is now offering a variety of shoe sizes ranging from newborns to preteens. The in-store selection features the popular name brands you’re likely to recognize, including Bogs, Native, Plae, Pediped and those adorable Fresh Picked moccasins that are too cute to pass up. There’s also a small selection of raincoats, educational toys and accessories.
If you go
1136 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-7p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Founder Edisa Sivac opened the store with the intention of bucking the traditional (and tedious) experience that is shopping with children for shoes in favor of something different. The retail space is intended to foster a “shop, learn, play” mentality that adults and children can look forward to and features a play nook outfitted with toys, trains and books to keep the kids busy while you’re sizing up shoe options.
The store is also planning to host children’s entertainment and activities, including story time sessions and interactive music classes on the first Saturday of every month. Timing is TBD for now, but will run at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m., depending on talent. Inquire with Ayya Kids directly for more details.