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March 8, 2009

our visit to the tokidoki store to meet Simone!




There was a small line of people still waiting outside to get their toys signed by Simone! We got there a little late, after 4, so we couldn't get on line for the signing anymore.

We went right inside instead and met Simone, for the first time actually. We've been selling tokidoki toys for about 3 years now and I've never shaken the guy's hand! Glad I got a chance to do that finally. He was very gracious even after having spent the previous 3 hours signing stuff for people.

He actually had a few more people in line so I kept it short with him and let him get back to his thing.

The store itself was small but had a great representation of tokidoki bags, apparel, skate decks and toys to choose from. For the most part the toys there were Strangeco's tokidoki selection, which we have carried ever since the very first Sandy & Sabochan vinyls! By the way, we are also able to get the tokidoki skate decks if anyone is interested (and all of the tokidoki stickers as well!)

Another great thing about the Spring St location is its proximity to the Kidrobot store. You can definitely get your designer toy fix down there pretty easily. Also on the same street are the Mac store and Opera Gallery. Opera often hosts art shows by well-known toy artists. Last one I saw there was Ron English. I'd highly recommend a trip to Spring St if you live in NYC or you are close enough to visit. You could definitely make a day of it- plenty to see and do, and some cute places to sit down and eat. It also crosses Broadway at one of the busiest, most dense shopping areas of NYC. Lots of designer clothing stores and about a billion sneaker joints for all of you sneakerheads.