About Us

After a life and a half in the software industry, I decided to exchange the long hours of the dog-eat-dog corporate world for the long hours of the dog-eat-dog retail word. I’m crazy about children’s clothing. I have two girls, and have always loved buying clothes for them. How fun it is to get hip, colorful clothing with no regards to bust and waist sizes!

But now my kids have grown up! What am I to do? I figured that opening a children’s clothing store was much more fun, easier, and cheaper than to have another baby :)

Hence, Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony: a place where you will find cool clothes for girls and boys from size infant up to 12, plus a nice selection of toys, books, and gifts. My taste is eclectic – from trendy to funky to classic to comfortable, so there is something in store for everyone. 

Shoot me an email if you have any comments or questions! I’m here to help. I hope you have as much fun buying as I have selling.

Simone Oettinger