I'm right there with you. That store baffles me. The slightly creepy photos, the lack of any real merchandise, the relative emptiness of the store...it's just weird. Why are they paying for the space when they use it so poorly?
I know a lot of people that love the Anne Geddes concept, but I don't know a lot of people that actually buy anything there. On the other hand, Illuminations and Studio 56 are the two stores that have been around quite a while (5 years now), and always seem to have people going in and coming out with bags. I want to say Tortilla Jos (the square footage of that space makes it more expensive than any other restaurant to operate -- although you could say the same about the Rainforest Cafe), but I'll go with the expensive sunglass store, Sunglass Icon.
Even though I've bought stuff there, there's very few items below $200 a pair, and it doesn't seem like the type of stuff that either families on vacations would shop for, or people in the market for expensive sunglasses would go to Downtown Disney for.
I'm truly fascinated and love window shopping at Starabilia however I doubt I or anyone else I know would ever buy anything there. It's more of a museum than an actual store. Do people actually buy enough there to keep that store in business? I mean I keep seeing the same pieces everytime I go in so it's not like they're being sold. :-/
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Now Island Charters...that is the store! Where else can you get an entire line of things devoted to paradise! Not to mention the largest collection of Reyn Spooner shirts! Done died and gone to heaven!
I certainly hope that the Anne Geddes store closes. I was in there once because my friends were curious and I don't remember them selling much beyond baby dolls and photo books. No one was even in there.