Clothing >Space Kiddets
46 E 21st St, New York, NY | Directions 1001040.739039 -73.988194
Neighborhoods: Flatiron District, Midtown
Bitter Owner – I was shopping here with a friend for my son and his little buddy.
Came across some cool vintage car toys from Schylling that made an awesome rocket blast type sound when rolled on a hard surface.
We stood there for a while trying to pick out a color.
The owner comes up to us and asks if we need any help.
You know, the kind of help that's more like an "I'd feel more comfortable if you weren't in my store" kind of "help".
She expressed that she was not comfortable with us opening the box to look at the cars.
I tried to explain to her we were only trying to pick out a color and see how the car works.
She says - "You want to know how it works? I'll show you how it works." and she grabbed the car from my hand and jammed it on the store floor and revved it up while making a "vroom vroom" noise from her own mouth.
"That's how it works".
She handed it back to me and walked away.
I looked at my friend in disbelief at what was unfolding.
She had no grounds for treating us this way and yet here she was being unreasonably pretentious, obnoxious, and just plain rude.
We tried to brush it off and continued to look at the cars... when one of her employees walked over... and asked us the same question in the same rude tone.
I immediately turned to her and said we're okay and we're just looking for the right color of the car. I also made it known to her that the owner was incredibly rude to us and that we were not appreciative of this.
This young associate apologised to us, which I appreciate.
I then walked over to speak to the owner to express my disbelief at how she had treated my friend and I.
She fired back and accused us of opening the boxes and pulling out the cars unnecessarily and being rough with the cars, even going as far as to say that we're wilder than the kids that come in here.
Guess what lady? This is a kids store. You obviously hate kids and you also hate your customers.
We left the store, and before we did, I said to her that this is no way to treat her customers.
She shrieked back at me as we walked out the door something to the effect of her running the store for over a decade without any problems.
Is that why your ratings are horrible everywhere on the internet?
I don't know how you think business should be run, but this isn't it.
Every person who walks in the door is a human being and should be given the respect due to every human. She obviously does not understand this and therefore I am never returning to this store.
Amazon here I come.
Borning and overpriced merchandise – If this store was ever great, it's clearly past its heyday. None of the more current designer brands you would expect from a high end children's clothing boutique. Instead, all I found is the same stuff you can find in moderate department stores but with a ridiculous markup. In addition, the store owner is awful to speak to - utterly unhelpful and obnoxious. They also don't give any refunds. Only store credit within 10 days which also expire!
Trendy clothes for the under-16 set that won't clash with Mommy's designer duds. – The Scene
This Flatiron shop has been pioneering children's designer fashion since 1980. See mothers scan the ground level's crammed racks and shelves while fathers and tots play with low-tech toys strewn about the play area. Exasperated parents and their precocious pre-teen daughters can usually be found on the second floor.
Any older relative harboring desires to dress the little ones in her likeness will be thrilled with the selection: Juicy Couture baby tees and kiddie spin-offs of adult designers (D&G Junior, for instance) abound. Junior separates by Roxy and Quiksilver, spangled cowboy shirts and Mandarin-collar dresses are also in stock. Old-timey, wind-up toys and novelties like camouflage-print CD cases and chimpanzee-emblazoned Paul Frank bar stools make great grown-up gifts, too.
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