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A guide to the best toys stores in New Orleans

In New Orleans, we are fortunate to have a wide selection of amazing toy stores.

by Marielle Songy
November 5, 2021

Toys are one of those things that we never outgrow. No matter how old we are, there is still fun to be had, and whether you are shopping for a child, or someone who is just a child at heart, a good toy store will transport us to a world where fun and imagination are allowed to take hold. Here in New Orleans, we are fortunate to have a wide selection of amazing toy stores. For this Top 5-04 list, I want to highlight a few of the toy stores that New Orleans has to offer.

Idea Factory

πŸ“ 924 Royal St.
πŸ”— www.ideafactoryneworleans.com

Idea Factory has been making handmade wooden toys and items since 1975 when George and Peggy Bacon opened the store as a contemporary art gallery. The toys here are more on the “old school” end but are still fun and stimulating for any child or collector. At Idea Factory you will find hand-carved puzzles, games, marionettes, pull and push toys, trucks, and trains. There’s also a wide selection of hand-carved items that are sure to interest adults, such as clocks and bottle stops.

Le Jouet

πŸ“ 1700 Airline Dr.
πŸ”— www.lejouet.com

While driving down Airline Drive, it’s hard to miss Le Jouet’s huge building packed with toys of all kinds. The sign on the building boasts that they have bikes, but this store is packed to the brim with every toy you could ever want. Here you will find dollhouses, kitchen sets, games, and puzzles that will make the child in your life smile. If you’re looking for a bike, this is the place. Le Jouet has a huge selection of Schwinn bikes that are assembled and ready to take home!

Little Pnuts Toy Shoppe

πŸ“ 400 Harrison Ave.
πŸ”— www.littlepnutstoyshoppe.com

Little Pnuts is an adorable toy store and perfect for children of all ages. Here you will find high-quality toys, games, books, creative activities, party supplies, and balloons that are sure to stimulate your little one’s imagination. Little Pnuts encourages every member of your family to channel their creativity through art kits, games, building toys, “make your own” items. The store has a party boutique so that you can find that perfect item that will put your child’s party over the top and a balloon bar that is sure to make your child’s next event “pop”.  There’s even an event room so you can throw your party on-site.

Little Toy Shop

πŸ“ 900 Decatur St.
πŸ”— www.littletoy.shop

Little Toy Shop has the perfect toy for the young or just the young at heart. No matter what you or your child are looking for, Little Toy Shop is sure to have it. This small shop is packed wall-to-wall with plush toys, figurines, collectibles, games, puzzles, and books. If you are looking for something special to add to your toy collection, Little Toy Shop is sure to have it.

Magic Box Toys

πŸ“ 5508 Magazine St.
πŸ”— www.magicboxnola.com

Since 1995, Magic Box Toys has been the toy store where New Orleanians come to get that perfect toy or collectible. Owners Alison Todd and Justin Nix believe in the power of play and know how important it is to stimulate a child’s creativity and learning through toys, puzzles, and games. At Magic Box toys you will find a selection that ranges from dolls to building toys that are sure to keep your little one engaged and entertained. There’s even a section of New Orleans-themed toys that are perfect for your little local.

Marielle was born and raised in New Orleans. She thinks it's hard to grow up there and not let the culture and history of the city become part of you. Whether it be the jazz, food, of fabulous architecture, she thinks most would agree that things are a little spicer down here. You can reach her via email at [email protected]

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