Clients have been asking about the history of dandelion KIDS and some have even been surprised that we have two locations. So, read on!
Dandelion KIDS originated in the winter of 2004 on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. This location remains situated on a busy Commercial Drive area where parents from all over the city, not only shop but also stop by to say hello, bump into old friends and make new ones. The carefully-selected merchandise is a fine balance between local designs and imports from all around the world. Our selection caters to our local shoppers but also to visitors from around the world that know about the brands that we carry.
Dandelion KIDS is constantly developing, but it always remains true in reflecting the likes of the community and its shoppers. It also strives to maintain the ever-growing development of a child and his/her well-being. As a result, we make sure that we carry items that are not only safe for growing children but also stimulating for their minds. We always try to look for fair-trade, organic, sustainable and recyclable products to add to our inventory that are a joy to use both practically and philosophically, while offering well-designed modern products for forward-thinking parents and anyone with children in their lives. These beliefs and efforts can be seen in our stores and web environments containing high quality, award-winning, imagination-inspiring and educational toys as well as fashion-forward clothing and shoes that let kids be as individual as you can.
In spring of 2009, Dandelion KIDS opened its second store in Suter Brook Village in Port Moody. This growing community has been a great home for our Port Moody location as we continued to establish and foster relationships with our customers in the area as well as those just visiting Port Moody on a day trip. Suter Brook Village has been home to a new daycare since fall of 2016 and with its expansion of the skytrain just around the corner, the store will find itself building more friends and clientele as it continues to operate in Port Moody.
Dandelion KIDS has embraced social media over the years to reach out to individuals beyond the community. With the help of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, our clientele has expanded and shoppers from all over have come to visit us and spend time shopping in our stores. For those that have not had the opportunity to shop in store, many have purchased merchandise through the use of our webstore -- another convenient and fun way for customers to experience just what Dandelion KIDS offers.
In 2016, dandelion KIDS won silver medal for best children's clothing store in the Vancouver Courier's Best in the City rankings and again in the Westender in 2017. Whether we win another recognition or not, dandelion KIDS and its team continues to do their very best to select clothing and toys relevant to the development of young minds while striving to meet the standards of the ever-changing fashion industry for children.
We look forward to you visiting and taking a look at what we can offer you. Whether it's to tell us about the history you have with us, the new friendship you've created with our team members or the nostalgia that our stores bring you, we are always happy to see you.