Fashion and play meet at the hopscotch door of .
Kids and parents enter a lime bright room covered in framed children's drawings, spiked and futuristic Mad Pax backpacks and pale pink tutus by Color Me Casey - a design by local mom Casey Primo.
The store at 2317 Honolulu Ave., Montrose specializes in infant to 14-year-old sized clothing.
Owner Gigi Garcia carries everything from Green Sprouts burp cloths, plant fiber dinnerware free of BPA or PVC to kids' sketchbooks and dresses from Soft.
Bold patterns and Rock N' Roll graphic t-shirts feature Bruce Springsteen, The Grateful Dead and comic legends Superman and Batman.
Garcia, owner and longtime Glendale resident, wanted to use her retail expertise in her new neighborhood boutique.
"I always find myself just loving to be in children's stores and I had always wanted to open a shop on Honolulu and be able to walk to work. So I decided well, I'll open up a kid's boutique and seems like there was a need in Montrose," Garcia said.
The location appears to be ideal for a kid and people who shop local, she said.
"I figured it can't get any better between the yogurt shop, the candy store and the ice cream shop. It was either this space or no space. The community is so great. They love supporting local business and I hope they keep that up," Garcia said.
Some of the items in the store can't be found elsewhere. Prices also don't empty wallets, she said.
"It's called 'It Takes a Village...Kids, a Unique Kids' Boutique,' and I feel like there are beautiful dresses to be had here that you can't get anywhere else," Garcia said.
"You can't get them at Target. Some of these things you can't even get at Nordstrom. I like using people in the community that do crafts and handmake their own clothing and accessories," Garcia said.
Garcia encourages people to shop at her store for locally-made items, socks made by Angie Clark and hair barrets, skirts, paper created by Robin Spiotto - both area residents.
"I just feel like if you want something different you can come here," Garcia said. "It's a medium range price range. I try to keep it that way because I know as a mother and someone who tries to keep a budget that it's a really thoughtful thing when people are buying gifts and things for their children."
Stop by at 2317 Honolulu Ave., Montrose or call 818-957-2200.