Children’s Boutique Happy Monkey Finds New Home in Coral Springs

Children's Boutique Happy Monkey Finds New Home in Coral Springs

Owner Nicole Candusso at Happy Monkey in Coral Springs.

By Ryan Yousefi

A popular children’s boutique has recently relocated from Miami to Coral Springs, offering parents a new variety of unique children’s items.

Happy Monkey, a children’s boutique located at 7569 West Sample Road, recently moved from Coral Springs after relocating from Miami, and the store, known for its carefully curated selection of unique and high-quality items, is already making waves within its new home.

Nicole Candusso, the owner of Happy Monkey, shares with Coral Springs Talk that moving the store from its previous Miami location to Coral Springs, while challenging at first, has been a breath of fresh air as they’ve been met with a warm reception from the community. 

She says the move has been a long time coming and that she’s long admired the West Broward area and its residents. 

“We moved to the area a couple of years ago, and I had started looking for a space back then. We love being out in west Broward; everything is so family-focused, and I felt that a boutique-like Happy Monkey fits a niche,” Candusso said. 

Candusso said the decision was difficult given Happy Monkey’s strong following in Miami for over four years. However, the move allowed her to spend more time with her two daughters, a primary motivation for opening the shop in the first place.\

Children's Boutique Happy Monkey Finds New Home in Coral Springs

Ariane and Zoelle at Happy Monkey in Coral Springs.

Now in Coral Springs, Candusso says she’s been happy to see how the community has received the new store and is looking forward to gaining more traction, particularly this holiday season. 

“I think the community is receiving the concept well and are very excited to have a children’s shop with different items than the big box retailers close to home where they can physically see the items rather than online,” Candusso said. 

Candusso says that the Happy Monkey product selection is carefully circulated with a focus on sustainability, safety, and open-ended play.

“I first focus on brands that care about sustainability and what they use for the raw materials for the toys or clothes. Safety is always a primary concern with babies and kids, and we want to make sure everything is non-toxic and safe to put in their mouths.”

As part of the effort to tailor the store to Coral Springs, Happy Monkey now carries Uppababy strollers and has expanded its clothing selection, especially for boys. Candusso looks forward to engaging with the local moms and grandmothers and incorporating their feedback to enhance the store’s offerings.

Some of Happy Monkey’s best-selling products include what Candusso describes as a  mesmerizing Marble Tree from Poland, wooden toys from Grimm’s in Germany, and beautifully designed cars from PlayForever. The lacey, dreamy style dresses have also become customer favorites.

In addition to the physical storefront, Happy Monkey offers online shopping options through its website, www.happymonkeyshop.com. The website allows customers to explore products by theme, price, age, and category. 

The store also assists over the phone, Instagram, or Facebook messages and offers in-store pickup with free shipping for orders of $110 and more.

In addition to traditional children’s offerings, Happy Monkey specializes in arts and crafts, offering a wide selection at various price points. The store plans to host events and workshops in the future where customers can design their items. 

Moving forward, Candusso sees Happy Monkey playing a vital role in the Coral Springs community. The store recently organized a Baby Play Date for new moms, with plans for more events and workshops. 

“The idea of opening the shop was always to service the community, so now that the shop is here, I’m so excited to start organizing events for moms and the little ones,”

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Ryan Yousefi

Ryan Yousefi
Ryan Yousefi has lived in Coral Springs for over 30 years. He has worked as a writer for multiple outlets over the years, including the Miami New Times where he has covered sports and culture since 2013. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Business Healthcare Management from Western Governors University.

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