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Last month, we gave you a whole bunch of places to shop for children's clothing across the city. But as anyone who has a kid—or knows someone who has one, or even knows what kids are—already realizes, they require more than just play-friendly garments. They actually need stuff to play with, and sometimes a place to play beyond their bedrooms.
So this time around, we've rounded up 17 stores that serve kids beyond fashion. We've included a wide range here, from toy shops to kid-centric bookstores and furniture stores. There's even a couple party-ready venues on this list. Check out our map after the jump and never order a present for your niece/nephew/neighbor/godchild online again.