We were walking around Hudson St. Sunday afternoon when we popped into Yoya and Yoyamart, a clothes shop and toy/gizmo/furniture shop, respectively.
First, Yoya has an uncommonly cool selection of kids clothes, none of it particularly cheap.
Yoyamart, meanwhile, is chock full of Japanese robot toys and older kids clothes, but they also have so much stuff I've posted about on Daddy Types, someone should be paying someone a commission. For example: Takashi Murakami plush toys; that David Netto lacquer nursery furniture; Ugly Dolls.
Yoya was started by two couples. Check them out online, or in person at 15 Gansevoort St, where you can actually see something.