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A Brand New Zoolikins: A Message From Our Founder

The Brand New Zoolikins officially reopened yesterday
and we can’t wait to share with you our labor of love,
but first we’d like to share a little story with you from
our founder, Jakki Liberman.

Dear Mamas, Papas, Babies & Friends,

In the Spring of 2010, right before Zoolikins opened it’s doors, I felt like Phoenix/Scottsdale needed a special community store for the biggest change of life; becoming a parent. I wanted to create a place that fostered mom-to-mom support and friendship, and provided guidance that is sometimes hard to find in a city that has so many families that come and go. Zoolikins began as a cloth diapering and baby-wearing hub, and has grown into so much more. Over the years we have expanded our products to include eco-conscious toys and gifts, modern baby gear, and an entire wall dedicated to our Arizona roots (featuring many local artists).

Last summer, in an effort to continue our community growth, we opened Mini Social right next door. It’s Old Town Scottsdale’s premier indoor, kid-friendly space to meet, work or learn. Mini Social is a play cafe, offering both dine and play during the day, classes for both parents and baby, and is a beautiful space in which to hold events (like the GCDC!). The mission behind Mini Social is to offer a space that brings our community of parents and like-minded individuals together while offering our space to other members of our community so they can host their own events.

In the next couple of weeks we’ll be filling our calendar with classes and events and are eager to share with you our labor of love project, a new website that will be both easy to navigate and serve as a source of education for the cloth diapering community and eco-conscious parents. With the website comes the opportunity for a Zoolikins blog, same-day Postmates delivery for locals, and so much more!

We’re busy planning a party to celebrate our reopening, it should be sometime in September. If you don’t already follow our social media accounts make sure you do that as it’s a great way to communicate weekly happenings, sales, and everyone’s favorite - new products! This upcoming fall is trade show season and we plan to bring in more new and exciting things to fill our freshly renovated shelves.

Starting Monday, 7/23/18, our store hours are returning to normal and we can’t wait to share with you the Brand New Zoo. (Pardon our dust while we get settled and become familiar with our new store - kind of like adding a new baby to a family, there are things to learn and discomforts to work through.)

Zoolikins and Mini Social have grown from the combination of talents, skills and energy of the amazing team behind it. Everybody on the team makes a significant contribution to the direction of the business and I can’t wait to see the next chapter. Whether you’re a seasoned Zoolikins shopper or just getting into this parenting gig, we’ve got your back and are here to provide support and encouragement and to welcome you into the Zoolikins family.

Thanks for shopping small,