As I have said many times before my wife and I are both in retail and we spend a lot of time in stores of all types, so it should be no surprise that my two daughters are also consummate shoppers. I recently had my opportunity to window shop in a new urban development near our home called Birkdale Village. Birkdale is your basic outdoor mall, built with mixed properties and the traditional suburban mall stores. Of course my five-year olds favorite store is Claire’s. For the rest of the world that is not the parent of a little girl Hoffman Estates, Illinois (also the home of Sears) based Claires is a retailer of accessories and jewelry to girls and young women. With more than 3,000 locations worldwide they have become ubiquitous on the suburban landscape and give little girls with all the inexpensive jewelry and trinkets their hearts could desire. The stores carry a variety of licensed and private brand products, but a few caught my eye, take a look.