For the local crew, I love the Upper Union Street area in Schenectady. Its held strong while everything else in the city has gone to pot (and come back, fortunately) and while I might have loved it a bit more when there was still a Ben and Jerry's there, and before Homestyle jumped the shark, it looks like I've got another reason for the Upper Union Street love, starting today.
Trendy Tots - an upscale consignment store for kids - opens today at 1000A Baker Ave, just next door to Northeastern Fine Jewelry. From the preview photos I've seen, this place looks very cute and well organized and like it has a great inventory to start out with. Sizes run from newborn to 12 youth and brands include Gap, Gymboree and my favorite, Mini Boden (and really, who wants to pay $30 for a super cute Mini Boden t-shirt for a two year old, only to have it worn twice or wrecked with blueberry stains?)
Tues-Weds 10 to 3
Thurs - Sat 9 to 6
Sun - 11 to 2
I can't make the grand opening but plan to visit soon. If you make it, shoot me a note or a comment and let me know what you think.