2156 4th Avenue West, Vancouver, BC, V6K 1N6
With the values of sustainability and children’s heath in mind, the store practically does the shopping for busy parents.
|Store Type |||Children's Clothing, Toys/Games|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa, Cash|
|Getting There |||#4 or #7 on West 4th|
|Cross Street |||West 4th Ave and Yew Street|
|Monday-Saturday 10AM-6PM, Sundays 11AM-5PM|
Profile Last Updated: April 07, 2008
Shortly after Cristina Lewarne moved from Brazil to Canada, she decided to go into business. She opened a second-hand baby store using the toys and furniture that her own kids had outgrown to stock her shelves. The store did well and soon Cristina was purchasing cradles, toys, strollers, and loads of other baby related items from parents living in her Kitsilano neighbourhood. After an effective experiment buying and re-selling new items, Cristina started to regularly stock new items. Crocodile successfully evolved into a high-end baby store within three years. Today, she continues to offer well-researched, unique products to keep babies and their parents happy.
Environmentally Conscious For Their Future
Being concerned about the environment is especially relevant to parents. After all, our kids will inherit the Earth, so we want to leave it in the best condition possible. Crocodile is concerned about sustainability too. They try to avoid plastics and much of the merchandise they carry is environmentally friendly. Take the Stokke Sleepi, for example. This single piece of furniture is meant to last from your child’s babyhood until their teens. It starts out as a bassinet, converts to a playpen, a toddler’s bed, a daybed, and finally a set of chairs! Crocodile also carries clothing from Bamboobino. Made from pesticide-free grown bamboo, it feels great on baby’s sensitive skin. Plus, they carry glass feeding bottles and organic toys, bedding, and clothing.
And Oh So Fashionable
Family life doesn’t have to be bereft of style. Crocodile carries a variety of furniture to suit your modern lifestyle. New York designer David Netto’s collection of baby furniture is beautifully sleek and available here. Be sure to check out the elegantly designed bags from Petunia Picklebottom. Even if you aren’t a parent, you may still find a thing or two for yourself!
Take note: Wheelchair accessible