2011 Best Triangle Places to Shop
Stone's Educational Supply offers more than 20,000 products including multilingual education sets, teacher resources and other educational items. 3800 Tryon Rd., Raleigh; www.stones education.com.
Teach Me lets you choose from a variety of products that motivate children to learn, such as microscopes and thinking games. 3520 Spring Forest Rd., Raleigh; http://teachmestore.com.
Honorable Mention - A Sea of Learning: 1058 West Club Blvd. Ste. 420, Durham. www.aseaoflearning.com.
Place to Buy Kids' Clothing
Target has exclusive brands that accommodate kids' and parents' tastes. Find the nearest store at www.target.com.
Target covers a range of maternity needs. www.target.com.
Honorable Mention - Motherhood: Locations across the triangle; www.motherhood.com.
Target wins in this category. www.target.com.
Honorable Mentions - Lily Mae's: 10501 Shadowlawn Dr., Ste. 109, Raleigh; 1839 South Main St., Ste. 134, Wake Forest; http://lilymaes.3dcartstores.com.
Hallmark: Find the closest store at www.hallmark.com.
Once Upon a Child is a top choice if you want to empty your kids' closets and make money at the same time by consigning. It sells kids' clothes, toys and equipment. 253 Grande Heights Dr., Cary. www.onceuponachild.com.
Kid 2 Kid is another popular option for parents who know kids grow faster than paychecks. Parents can transform gently used kids' stuff into cash and purchase items. 1059 Beaver Creek Commons Dr., Apex; 430 Crossroads Blvd., Cary; www.kidtokid.com.