HUMBOLDT PARK — On the hunt for unique kids toys?
Head to Chicago’s first intersectional, LGBTQ-friendly children’s toy store, Peach Fuzz, at 1005 N. California Ave., on Saturday for its grand opening, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The colorful shop, the second for Claire Tibbs of mid-century mecca Humboldt House, promises an array of children’s toys not commonly found in toy stores like gender neutral, kid-friendly nail polish from Nailmatic ($10.50), trendy blocks from Areaware and wool stuffed animals ($28-48) Tibbs found in Mexico.
Centered on inclusivity, Peach Fuzz also hopes to become the perfect place to pick up “radical” kids books with an intersectional bent. Take “The Journey” by Francesca Sanna ($19), for example. The book follows a family as they flee from a war-torn country.
At the opening party on Saturday, there will be beer galore from local breweries Hopewell and Whiner, plus champagne. Chicago muralist Shelby Rodeffer will be there finishing a mural with Ria Neri of Four Letter Word Coffee and Whiner Beer Company.
“Kids are just given these disposable, ugly [toys],” Tibbs previously said. “We’re bringing a sense of craftsmanship, sustainability and beauty, but also [we’re] kid-friendly.”
After Saturday, Peach Fuzz will be open 12 – 7 p.m. Wednesday – Friday and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on weekends.