We've been in and out of all the best toy stores in town since Tracy's been here. Even though I don't have kids, I can really appreciate the quality and aesthetic of the toys here. I was especially taken with the incredible stuffed animals. Sure, you've got your Steiff creatures, which are historically gorgeous and of the top quality.
But I found another brand I fell in love with--Kosen. (You have to check the link... and then go to the selection of cats, of course!) They are all handmade in Germany--hand stitched and painted. Just lovely. I think I stood there, examining all of them, for an inappropriately long measure of time. But just LOOK at them!