When I bought the stuffed animal mentioned in my last post, I got it at FAO Schwarz.
Now, normally I buy the kids' toys exclusively at Duane Reade (when they're lucky enough to get anything at all). But our 2-year-old did lose a tooth well before its due date, and it seemed fitting to buy her something special. Plus FAO Schwarz is only a few blocks from my office.
I'm not sure I've ever set foot in FAO Schwarz before, but wow — everything is gigantic here.
Half the stuffed animals couldn't fit inside a typical Manhattan bedroom. This $300 Patrick the Pup, below, is 5 feet long. (I did manage to find Alice a more modestly sized stuffed animal for under $25.)
I'm not sure where I'm supposed to put this puppet-show theater.
Then, of course, there's this — the store's signature toy from the movie "Big."
Sure, that will fit nicely in our drywall-partitioned living room.