'The Best Kids Store There Is': Customers, Staff Say Goodbye To Creative Kidstuff After 38 YearsThe Twin Cities-based toy retailer announced they are shutting down all stores at the end of June, and begin a liquidation sale this Wednesday.
MOA Store Helps You Give While Holiday ShoppingWith the season of giving almost here, many of us will be shopping for our loved ones while also supporting our favorite charities. A new store at the Mall of America allows you to do both at the same time.
Minnesotans Wrap Up Busiest Shopping Weekend Of The YearSunday night wraps up the busiest shopping weekend of the year. While analysts say Super Saturday draws even bigger numbers than Black Friday, Sunday also drew in big crowds.
Store Offers One-On-One Shopping For Kids With Special NeedsA local woman has started a pilot shopping program for families who struggle with taking their small children to the mall.
Best Toy Stores In MinnesotaSpend a fun afternoon at any of these fantastic toy stores.
Local Store Develops Toys For Children With AutismApril is National Autism Awareness Month, and with so many children now impacted by the disorder, toy companies have taken notice. A local store has partnered with St. David's Center to develop Autism-specific toys.
Creative KidStuff: Local Business 32 Years And RunningIt started as a small neighborhood toy shop in south Minneapolis and over the last 32 years, it's become one of the top rated specialty toy stores in the country. Creative KidStuff has locations all over the Twin Cities metro and in airports around the country. Now they've opened a new location in St. Louis Park.
Hopes Are High For Shops On ‘Small Business Saturday’The Black Friday holiday shopping blitz has now stretched into a four-day shopping excursion. For mom and pop stores, the competition is bigger than ever. Sara Moulton spent Small Business Saturday shopping at one of her local favorites in Minneapolis, Patina. "The big stores are taking over holidays," Moulton said. "I just love supporting local businesses and giving back to the community." Patina manager Karin Tepparo says they don't tout deep discounts, but instead rely on their one-of-a-kind items to bring in customers.
Holiday Shopping Advice: Don’t Shop On Weekends This season, holiday shopping will be a bit different, and some days will be better than others. There are six fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, shortening prime selling season. That could mean bigger crowds.
Average Family Looks To Spend $1,000 This Holiday, Survey SaysIt's not even Halloween, but some folks are already thinking about holiday spending. The decorations are up at many stores, and Discover Card just released its annual holiday spending survey.
Connecting Kids With Autism With Toys That Help Them GrowRaising a child with autism presents a special set of challenges. Finding the right toys to promote learning and fun can be a struggle -- without help.
State, Federal Proposals Seek To Add Tax To Online Sales Consumers may not like it, but a lot of small businesses say it will help them survive. We're talking about state sales tax being applied to online purchases.
Best Ways To Celebrate Star Wars In MinnesotaRelive the struggles between the force and the dark side for Star Wars Day.
Stores Packed With Last-Minute ShoppersIf you're heading out to the stores this weekend - be ready for long lines and busy stores.