Siji Kids, recently abandoned by Picky Girl and Flirt at the not-quite-great intersection of Grand and Hamline in St. Paul, is closing Aug. 3. It's too bad - Macy and Kyle Johnson have a great aesthetic and a passion for improving St. Paul. But running a boutique is tough business - yes, the economy, but especially, I think, with kids apparel. The grandparent demo just isn't enough of a market for the pricier clothes that parents know will end up muddied and ripped. I like my boys to look cute and try to avoid the Old Navy uniform, but I had to leaveSiji empty handed many a time because I just couldn't bring myself to buy a $40 shirt or $50 pants for a 4-year-old. Still, I loved them being there. I know it's not enough - thus, the end result. See Sales/Specials for closing sale details.
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