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A Pair of ‘Cool Style Facilitators’ Are Selling ‘I’m Rad’ Shirts For Kids

(Photos: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photos: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photos: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photos: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photos: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photos: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photos: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photos: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photos: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photos: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photos: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photos: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photos: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photos: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photos: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photos: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photos: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photos: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photos: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photos: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photos: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photos: Ilyse Liffreing)

For 15 years, Melissa Scott and her business partner Annie Ju have been personal shoppers for celebrities and politicians. Last week, the self-described “cool style facilitators” grand-opened their new East Village boutique for kids and families.
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Kids Store Is Leaving ‘No Fun’ Williamsburg for Greenpoint

(Photo: Natalie Rinn)

(Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Turns out Academy Annex’s impending move to Greenpoint will bring with it an unexpected bundle of joy: a children’s store!

When Kate Schmitz, the owner of Flying Squirrel, learned that she and Academy owner Mike Davis had to clear out of the space they share on N. 6th St., she decided to follow her longtime friend north.

Schmitz first met Davis when she was 20 and her roommate played in a band with him. About ten years ago, when Davis decided to bring an outpost of his East Village record shop to Brooklyn, they put their heads together and realized that selling baby stuff and vinyl in tandem was a no-brainer.
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