Neighborhood: Montclair Center
There really is an Aunt Jean inside the store with the bright red and white striped awning. Owner Jeanette Lauture is mom to a twin boy and a girl, so she knows first-hand the need for quality, unique toys and books that stir the imagination of kids. She hand-selects all the products on her shelves, from the nostalgic Slinky and Silly Putty to the latest eco-friendly toys and games. Embracing multiculturalism, Aunt Jean's carries books in Spanish, European toys by HABA and Bruder Trucks, and dolls by Mixis and Karito that celebrate the richness of multiracial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.