Owner Lee Richmond has been here since the beginning. She has seen the first young Kaboodles customers grow up and now bring their own little ones to shop! We have grown over the years too, expanding to three locations in Vancouver: Granville Island, Cambie Village, and West Broadway. Although we have greatly expanded our toy selection, Kaboodles is still all about kids and community. Owner Lee Richmond is Past President and a current Director of the Cambie Village BIA and Kaboodles is also members of the Canadian Toy Association and Retail Council of Canada.
We carefully select our toys, games and puzzles based on quality, play value and FUN factor. Our buyers are notorious at toy fairs and trade shows for behaving like 8 year olds… bouncing, jumping, squeezing, even flinging the toys about! Our stores cater to little people with lowered kid-friendly cash desks, fun and colourful displays, tester toys and kids washrooms. Our awesome personal service and whimsical atmosphere make Kaboodles Toy Store a welcome place for kids and silly adults!
As Kaboodlians, we are the toy experts! Our staff of twenty is a dynamic mix of youth and experience, from our part-time students, who know what fun is all about, to seasoned mothers, who know what’s best for baby, toddler or child as they grow! Our incredibly dedicated core team has been with us for a very long time:
Owner Lee Richmond is the ultimate supreme being behind the Kaboodlian toydom! She’s been conquering toy lands all over since the beginning. She is a Past President and a current Director of the Cambie Village BIA.
Laura is always easy to spot in the store, as she’s usually adorned in sparkles and fanciful face paint. She is our pro on all things kitschy and whimsical.
Leah is our tea connoisseur from across the pond, who has a passion for wacky eye wear! And, just like Mary Poppins… practically perfect in every way!
Alan is our resident foodie and gift wrap ninja! He’ll have your gift wrapped, ribboned and ready to go before you can say… snickerdoodle!
Tom is our resident nerd, long time Lego fan and games nut. If you need a recommendation for a geeky gift, he’s your guy!