Atmosphere makes a huge impression on shoppers. I was reminded of that again today at Children's Place at Ridgedale Center. Truth be told, I'm not a big CP shopper. But hats that stay on a fussy 1-year-old's head are not easy to find and so I was venturing beyond my usual spots. The Children's Place at Ridgedale was completely redone late last year and is soooo much more inviting. It's bright, colorful, modern and open, yet compartmentalized (along the lines of the new Gap floor plan) into manageable vignettes. Amazing how much better the clothes looked displayed in this environment!
Locally, The Children's Place at Arbor Lakes has received the same makeover. We can only hope the others get upgraded soon – I might have to make this one of my regular stops.
(P.S.: Struck out on the hat at CP – they didn't have any that clasped beneath the chin. But the ones they did have were cool – not too cutesy – and just $6. I found the winner at Gymboree on sale for $9.99.)