If you are looking for a childrens gift that is a bit more special than what you can find in the chain toy stores such as the now defunct Toys R Us, you might want to check out the Miracle Mile Toy Store on Wilshire Blvd.
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The Miracle Mile Toy Store is an independent, boutique style toy store. They carry unique and carefully selected toys including wooden toys.
Major brands that they carry include Playmobil, Holztiger, HABA, Vilac, Moulin Roty, Green Toys, Lego and more! You can also find unique birthday cards, and handmade dress up clothing and accessories.
The Miracle Mile Toy Store also features events and class related to children and they even now have a magic shop hosted by their own resident magician.
If it’s not already on your list of stores to shop at for your Holiday gift giving, it should be! It’s located at 5464 Wilshire Blvd. For information on events, classes and space rentals for parties etc, visit the Miracle Mile Toy Hall website.
Edit: As you know the mega toy store chain Toys-R-Us is closed. What few know is that the power brokers that forced the chain into liquidation had filed the paperwork to re-open it as a new chain toy store a week before shutting down Toys-R-Us and laying off 33,000 workers. They are also refusing to pay $75 million in severance pay due the workers that were left without jobs. This is one more reason to support independent stores such as the Miracle Mile Toy Store who do not engage in such practices. Independent stores are the backbone of the American economy and need our support.
There is a petition on Change.org demanding the hedge funds pay Toys-R-Us workers the severance pay they are owed. Please sign it.