Thursday, January 17, 2013

Puff Monkey: From Hello Kitty to Ronald Reagan

If you have walked down Old Town in the last two months you may have noticed a store at Myrtle and Colorado with bright pink paint on the interior and three-foot stuffed animals, Angry Birds umbrellas and large amounts of  Japanese pop-culture related apparel and accessories.

Known as Puff Monkey, at 427 S. Myrtle Avenue, the Japanese boutique carries brands such as Hello Kitty, Domo, Totoro, Android and Adventure Time. It also specializes in entry-level to designer and limited-edition collectibles, as well as the occasional attention-grabbing product like a human sized Hello Kitty and busts of political figures such as former President Ronald Reagan.

Bringing their family-owned business to Monrovia, Judy Chiang and her husband, who each have 15 years of business experience in this field,  hope to serve our community with a friendly environment. Chiang said she and her husband hope that Monrovia’s young families will find their favorite characters at the store while at the same-time spark childhood memories among the parents.

This addition fills a long time vacancy created by the departure of Mimmers, who relocated to 505 S. Myrtle Avenue.

To stop by Puff Monkey, visit them during the hours of:

Monday: 11 a.m – 5 p.m
Tuesday – Thurday: 11 a.m – 7 p.m
Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m – 8 p.m
Sunday: 11 a.m – 5 p.m