"The first Brilliant Sky Toys & Books® was founded in 2002 in Lansing, Michigan with the singular goal of being the finest upscale specialty toy store in America.
Based on the belief that the right playthings give children a gateway to physical, emotional and cognitive development Brilliant Sky Toys & Books provides the highest quality products in an atmosphere that is both active and interactive. Its unique aesthetic approach is vibrant yet warm, exciting yet comforting and exploratory yet safe. From rich colors and woods to low sightlines and custom fixtures the Brilliant Sky sensory experience is unlike any other."
I love toy stores and will always love toy stores! Whenever I travel, my favorite thing to do is to walk down the main street of the town and check out all of the local specialty shops. There is just something so exciting and unique about each store that always catches my eye.
One unique specialty toy store is Brilliant Sky Toys & Books. We had the opportunity to personally visit one of fifteen Brilliant Sky Toys & Books stores (Deer Park Location) that are located around the US, and got to do a little shopping-- so fun! We had a great experience, for the staff was very friendly and extremely helpful when helping me pick out the perfect toys!
The first thing I noticed when I walked into the store was the layout. It was clean, organized and set-up so nicely! Look at the cute checkout above and the reading and pretend-play, dress-up areas below.
The second thing I noticed was the amount and variety of toys and games. We were seriously there for hours because there was so much to see. When I thought I had seen everything, I would bend down to check out a game and then look over to see more games to look at! I felt like a little kid all over again, it was awesome!
And… speaking of little kids, my kids were in heaven. There was so much to look at, and the fact that they were allowed to touch was probably their favorite! My youngest daughter went straight to the floor piano, and the mini piano, and my oldest went to the ride on toys. And my boy went to the trains… what a surprise!
Their selection of toys was great! I saw a lot of my favorite products that I have reviewed throughout the store, which gave me a good idea about the quality and standards that Brilliant Sky Toys & Books has when choosing products to sell in their stores.
Plus, if you need a little help choosing the perfect toy, check out their top 12 Brilliance Award Winners. These toys are chosen by the toy store franchise chain and feature a "dozen perfect playthings." Brilliant Sky has also created numerous product videos to give you a good idea about the toy you are looking to purchase! Check out the videos here!
I love supporting local toy stores and had a blast in Brilliant Sky Toys & Books. I highly recommend visiting one of their stores, so if you live near one (Check locations here) and you haven't check it out yet, put it on your to do list! If you're not near a location, stop by your local toy store and support them, especially during the holiday season that is soon approaching!
Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate this post, but no other compensation. All opinions are my own.