Children’s clothing, toy store opens downtown

May 17, 2019

A children’s clothing and toy store has opened in the Jones421 marketplace.

It’s the second site for Corduroy & Pixie Dust, which opened in Dell Rapids in September 2017.

“I’m excited to be down here,” owner Heather Ness said.

Corduroy & Pixie Dust has gained a following of customers who live in Sioux Falls, so the downtown location will make shopping more convenient for them, she said. The business also offers online ordering, and customers will have the option of picking up those items in the store.

Ness is among the final tenants who are opening businesses in the building on Phillips Avenue north of Sixth Street. Jones421 features retail on the first floor and condominiums above. Ness said she loves the warehouse feel of her space and hasn’t covered up the concrete walls or floor.

The store is about one-third the size of the Dell Rapids shop and doesn’t have storage space, so if customers can’t find an item in a certain size, Ness said they should ask because it might be available in Dell Rapids.

For girls, clothing ranges from styles for infants to age 13. The selection for boys, which is smaller, ranges from infant to age 8. Most pieces are $30 or less, Ness said.

Corduroy & Pixie Dust specializes in outfits for holidays such as the Fourth of July and Halloween. “Those are big sellers for us,” she said of the themed clothing.

The toy selection includes popular Melissa & Doug products because “they’re affordable, and they last forever.”

The store also carries bath bombs, jewelry and other accessories. With the growing community of dog owners who live downtown, Ness has added a small selection of pet products, including toys, collars and aroma therapy.

When Shopko and Family Dollar closed in Dell Rapids, Ness adjusted her offerings at the store there to include more necessity clothing items. She’ll be watching sales at her new store to see what customers want and said she’ll adjust as needed to meet that.

The store is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Ness expects to be open most Sunday afternoons in June and July.

“We’ll play it by ear to see how it goes,” she said.

Corduroy & Pixie Dust will have its grand-opening celebration Saturday with discounts, giveaways and the chance to win a shopping spree.

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Children’s clothing, toy store opens downtown

The newest tenant in the Jones421 marketplace, Corduroy & Pixie Dust, sells children’s clothing and toys.

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