Shop Talk

GAINING GROUND: Checking out Fab Baby Gear’s flash new digs

Shop Talk is written by OM senior editor Dayanti Karunaratne and Sarah Fischer, OM account executive and fashion maven.

“Much like the little ones it caters to, Fab Baby Gear is always growing,” wrote Elizabeth Balsom in Ottawa Magazine’s 2012-13 Shopping annual. And anyone who has stepped inside the store’s new West Wellington location will know the truth in that statement. It’s huge!

And while fans of Danish furniture might miss the cluttered-but-creative chaos that was previously in the 8,500 square-foot commercial space, stroller mamas love the wide aisles and soft lighting.

Photo by Marc Fowler/Metropolis Studio

Fab, which is run by husband-and-wife team Ying Lui and Ching Lau, offers everything from skin care products to cribs, maternity wear to those irresistible little onesies. The larger store allows Lui and Lau to showcase their wide range of nursery furniture via four showrooms — perfect for nursing moms needing a break from their West Wellie latte tour!

The Look: Chic and bright; sensible products, as well as cute baby shower gifts.

Perfect for: Getting prepared for an upcoming arrival; presents for new parents babies.

USP: Seminars for new parents and other caregivers are held regularly in the store; infant and child CPR classes, taught by a representative from the Ottawa Paramedic Service, focus on choking and other emergencies.

 Fab Baby Gear, 1244 Wellington St. W., 613-729-8838 ext. 2.  

Get the full story — complete with more photos and quotes the owners — in the 2012/2013 edition of Shopping, available at Chapters locations, Brittons magazine stores, and other newsstands around town. Or order your copy online by clicking here.

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