By Ali Anderson Smith
Photography by Lacey Jane Pappas
We don’t know who this Babinski character is, but we do know that he/she has a super good eye for scoping out baby stuff. This end-all, be-all boutique for baby shower shopping in Foothill Village isn’t new to the ‘hood, but its always-consistent inventory of cutting-edge cute items keeps it continually under your radar, whether you have a kiddo or not.
Think Oeuf’s sweet grey Sparrow Crib or modern Dwell bedding. Or snatch up a classic Storytime rocking chair or forward-thinking Stokke Tripp Trapp high chair. Blabla soft toys are in full effect as are Boon’s dining doodads. But aside from the come-to-see-it-in-person stuff, you’ll also see essentials like shelves of children’s books and urban BundleMe blankets, which makes us like this place even more.
One part clothing store, one part furniture shop and another part stroller gallery, it’s fair to say that Babinski’s has something of everything. There are diaper bags to try on for size, every shape and style of baby sock-shoe and several different Bugaboo strollers to try your hand at folding up. But some of our favorite items are those typically placed around the register. That’s where you’ll find truly special items from small-time (and local!) designers like Lou and Lee headbands and one-of-a-kind onesies from V. Lou Textiles. We love to see locals supporting locals. That’s what we’re here for too.
1324 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City