Kids seem to be getting a lot of attention these days. Maybe it’s because we feel less guilty spending money on children than on ourselves. Or maybe it’s because the market for children’s toys and attire is as creative, accessible and fashionable as ever. There are a lot of new shops in the Boston area dedicated to our little loves (just walk into the Natick Collection if you need proof). One of my favorite shops, however, isn’t part of the new crowd, but has fast become a favorite in Boston for kids gifts and clothing. Welcome to Mulberry Road.
Mulberry Road is a vibrant, welcoming shop tucked away in a pretty brownstone on Gloucester Street. Carrying some of my favorite brands such as Zutano, Tea and Manhattan Toys, Mulberry Road is one of the first places I stop when I am looking for a great gift. Owner Sandy Nelson does a great job carrying a unique mix of products while carefully balancing her stock between cute and funky. Some of my favorite items are the graphic tees by Glug, Plain Mary burp cloths, Trumpette socks and Livie and Lucs’s shoes.
So pop into Mulberry Road and don’t forget to get your items gift wrapped – they do a great job with that too!