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Toy Store

2018 Winner: Magpie Kids


Owner David Sakowski thinks outside the toy box with his Porter Square shop’s stock of books and playthings. Peruse items like a pink-and-purple dump truck made of recycled plastics and wooden blocks with U.S. presidents and the Swahili alphabet. Clothing and accessories from indie artists and well-known companies —such as Milkbarn swaddle blankets and Zutano fleece booties—will inspire you to snap and share lots of pics of your bundle of joy.

Magpie Kids

95 Elm St, Somerville • (617) 764-4110

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