Shopping for kids’ clothes online (at night, in your pajamas, with the hum of the DVR running in the background) is all business, no ambience.
But if you want to feel something more — like the actual fabric of the sweater — there’s no substitute for the real thing.
Mother of two Eyana Carballo longed to browse racks (not sites) when filling her own tots’ closets, but faced a dearth of kids’ clothing stores in her Brooklyn neighborhood — so she opened one.
The inventory at Stork, geared toward newborns to age 6, reflects Carballo’s desire to offer practical and affordable attire for local littles. Much of the stock comes from Brooklyn-based mom designers, with special splurge pieces from the likes of Joe’s Jeans and Diesel.
The shop is packed with everything from shirts and pants to jackets, shoes, and accessories (think jewelry and sunglasses), making Stork as efficient as the old point-and-click.
But a whole lot warmer.
Stork, 726 Franklin Avenue, between Park and Sterling Places, suite 2, Crown Heights (718-313-0031 or stork-baby.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Stork
New Parent Get Togethers
What: Every week bleary-eyed adults gather to share, commiserate, and discuss the challenges of child rearing.
Why: This week’s theme is sleep.
When: Wed., 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Where: 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., at 92nd St. (212-415-5500). $10, no registration required.
StinkyKids, The Musical
What: Based on the award-winning books, the new show covers off on mischief, friendship, and learning from mistakes.
Why: It will speak to your little stinker.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Where: Vital Theatre Company, 2162 Broadway, 4th Fl., at 76th St. Tickets online at iseats.net or call 212-579-0528. Adults and children, $20-$30.
Baby Loves Disco
What: Real deal DJs spin G-rated dance tunes for the under-7 set and their parents.
Why: Sunday afternoon is the new Saturday night.
When: Sun., noon-3 p.m.
Where: Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., b/t Sullivan & Thompson Sts. (212-505-3474). Tickets online at babylovesdisco.com. Adults and children, $20; non-walking babies, free.