A pregnant New York friend emailed today seeking advice/suggestions about good registry options "for everything from a Bjorn to a cute playmat to bibs to the Dwell sheets to who knows what else?" Oh, and layette. Grandma-to-be's suggesting Lester's, an old-school standby, but "I'm sort of worried that the layette selection will involve sequins," when what they want is a really good selection, "not just a few exquisite European pieces, you know?" I do.
One store they found and loved (although the online registry's much smaller than the store): Giggle, on Wooster.
And after the meltdown we had at BBB-- where 60 screaming Manhattan parents clustered around a hapless teenage salesperson-- the Giggle people impressed the hell out of us...we had four smiley salespeople-- all of whom seemed to have degrees in early childhood development from Teacher's College, a lot of retail experience, or both-- waiting on us for an hour.To which I say, Giggles Schmiggles. I want to hear more about the meltdowns at Buy Buy Baby.
Giggle, of the San Francisco Marina District Giggles, 121 Wooster St [egiggle.com]