You may already have a few favorite stops for art, clothing, or gifts for the adults in your life, but what about the kids?
My little guy is just nine months, and truth be told he may never be my #1 shopping partner, but that doesn’t mean I can’t spend an afternoon on Main shopping for him. I recently did just that, for the purpose of this blog post of course.
I started at Cade & Co. located at 136 Heber Ave, or Cadeandco.com. Lachlan is incredibly interested in walking, and with the warmer temps his winter mocs are too hot (not to mention too small). Lucky for us, we can find mocs that are made in Historic Park City. Seriously, Cade & Co. owner, Naomi, uses the storefront as a studio and handcrafts each pair right here in Park City! Cade & Co. mocs are made with ultra-soft, glove quality leather keeping those little feet cool in the summer and warm in the winter. They are the perfect shoe for a curious soon-to-be-toddler.
You may be surprised to learn that Flight (545 Main) has a small but mighty selection of fashionable infant and kids clothing in the back corner of the boutique. Similar to their philosophy with their women’s apparel you have to act fast if you find something you love, because there are only a few items in each style.
Park City is no stranger to outdoor adventure, and our littles tend to go hard in the great outdoors right along with us. With that in mind, there are a few stops for clothing, outerwear, hats, and footwear. The North Face, Patagonia, and Gorsuch each stock a selection of items for your little adventurers. Patagonia had the best selection for little Lachlan, while the North Face had a selection of winter items for bigger kids (on sale) and a few options for footwear and hats. Don’t miss Gorsuch for the cutest tiny Hestra mittens you will ever see.
Further up Main, I checked out Northwoods and found an adorable selection of moose’y toys and clothing, from the cutest moose sleeper to a sure-to-be favorite toy, a Moose Popper. Northwoods is a great stop for those nieces and nephews that love to visit Park City and take a small taste home.
For those that seem to have it all, a stop in Sock City is a no-brainer. Love 'em or hate 'em, most of us wear socks from time to time, and you can find a sock for every occasion at this upper Main Street shop. My favorite was the Crayola branded color sock, because don’t we all want to design our socks?
Now that Lachlan is covered from head to toe (including those adorable mittens I told you about), we couldn’t leave without a few toys. The obvious stops here are Dolly’s and the Park City Museum. We can never have enough books or educational toys in our home, but a surprise in this category is Motherlode in the Marriott Summit Watch Plaza. Motherlode carries a carefully curated collection of kids toys and books that any parent would be proud to share with their little. I love that the majority of the toys on Main Street are battery-free, and allow the individual child’s imagination to run wild.
Next time you are heading up to Main Street with or without your littles, keep this list in mind. You may be surprised at the variety and values you can find in Historic Park City.