At Anabanana Kids, it’s all in a name

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Julie Wolfkiel always dreamed of owning a children’s clothing store. While starting any business is challenging, finding the right name and building the right experience might have been her biggest challenges. It had to be just right.

“Then, my daughter Anastasia came along in 2007 and, bingo, it hit me, after her cousins started calling her Anabanana,” she said. “Anabanana Kids was a natural.”

With the name decided, she set out to build a store that offered the right kind of experience for the customer.

“I decided that I wanted to build long-term relationships with my customers and provide the kind of high-end product here in Naperville that one might only be able to get in Oak Brook or downtown,” she said.

AnaBanana Kids is a unique clothing and accessory boutique that strives to put a smile on your face, according to Wolfkiel.

“We offer uniqueness, quality and better-than-competitive prices in everything we do,” she said. “We specialize in infant, toddler, girl and boy clothing and accessories. Whether it is a stuffed animal to squeeze, unique infant gifts, jewelry for the kiddos or hair accessories for your teen, we work hard to provide the best experience possible.”

And, it is paying off.

“We have loyal customers who keep coming back because they appreciate what we offer and how we treat them,” she said.

And, as for Anastasia? You can often find her in the store playing under a big display in the middle of the store. After all, she is the store’s namesake.

Anabanana Kids is located at 8 W. Gartner Road, Suite 148, (under Hair Bows) in Naperville. Call (630) 416-0506.

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