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View from the indie toy shops: “We’re not out of the woods yet, but adaptability and local support is getting us through”

In early March this year, Peter Allinson, owner of Whirligig Toys had around 100 of the ‘make and do’ products he stocks in his four brick and mortar stores in the South of England listed on his online platform. As the coronavirus outbreak neared its peak here in the UK, …

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Retail feature: Finding the community in isolation

It’s always worth remembering that in times like these, for every anxiety-inducing headline churned out to cook up one social narrative, there’s an equal and opposite act of positivity happening somewhere and being carried out by someone to counter it. It is in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that …

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Putting neutral into gear: What’s the toy industry doing for gender inclusivity?

After some 60 years of dominating the fashion doll market with its Barbie brand – not without its fair share of controversies just as much as its successes – Mattel finally drew a firm line in the sand on the topic of gendered play last month, when it launched Creatable …

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Moo Like A Monkey: “To succeed on the high street we need to be more than a shop”

Charlotte Khan may be relatively new to the toy scene, having been operating her high street independent children’s shop, Moo Like a Monkey for little over 18 months now, but in that time, Khan and her shop have certainly made an impression on the independent retail scene. Just this month, …

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Three kids’ and toys shops in running for Best Small Shop in the UK award

Two independent shops tailored to children and families, and one olde world store dedicated to Harry Potter products have made the shortlist in this year’s Best Small Shops in the UK awards. Moo Like a Monkey in Folkestone, Small Stuff in Sheffield, and Oliver’s Brighton have been named among the …

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