Local Shops: Come Play at Love Child!

When it comes to play and kids fashion, Lewisburg’s local independent toy store, Love Child is ahead of the game. Owned and operated by Siobhan Winters, this is a childrens’ boutique, catering to children up to 10 years young, in the heart of downtown on 933 W. Washington Street. You will find unique items not available anywhere else including some of the best brands in the toy business such as Melissa and Doug, Plan Toys, Manhattan Toys, Calico Critters, and Tolo. There’s also a huge selection of clothing such as Tea, Zutano kissy kissy, and Father Baby. Customer, Tiffany Marie writes, “Absolutely LOVE Love Child! Such a wide variety of things for infants to big kids and more! Best place to get calico critters for the kids too! It was also the only place I could find an infant swimsuit.” The shop focuses on finding brands that allow parents to bring out the uniqueness of their children.

Born in 2000, this store is the offspring of Wolf Creek Gallery, a women’s specialty shop and local favorite owned by Deva Wagner. Siobhan has managed the store for 4 years and recently purchased it from Deva this past January. She says she’s very excited about the acquisition and looks forward to many years of continued success with the store. “When the opportunity arose to buy Love Child, I knew it was the right step for my daughter, Brighid, and I. I put my heart into everything in the shop and I love my clients.” Siobhan goes onto say that she keeps Deva and her business knowledge very close, “She is my ‘go to’ for any and all questions. I value her business knowledge almost as much as I value her friendship.”

So while Toys R Us is going bankrupt (Washington Post, 2017), neighborhood toy stores, such as Love Child, are thriving. Siobhan says that everyone loves coming in the door to find something for the child(ren) in their life. This store is most definitely reflecting a national trend happening throughout the country where “independent toy stores are seeing a revival as parents – and their children – look for unique shopping experiences that stand out at a time when so many of their shopping habits have been reduced to impersonal clicks of a button,” Abha Bhattarai, September 22, 2017.

Siobhan tells us she wakes up every day excited to go to work. “Not many people can say that. I love my clients, the kids, and of course the toys!” She goes onto say, “Whether you are at The Greenbrier Hotel for a conference or you’re on a girl’s trip, you can find something special to take home for the little ones. We are lucky to have so many visitors to the Greenbrier Valley. West Virginia moms, dads, grandmas, grandfathers, extended family members, friends, and the awesome local kids have been so kind to me! The grandmothers who shop with me have become more like family than customers. We often hug and say “I love you.” Mrs. Banton, who works at the courthouse, is a great example of a customer who is so much more! It also makes me so happy to be able to order toys I know will make her granddaughters happy.”

The store will soon be adding Tea clothes sizes 6-10 for the big kids. Siobhan is also going to be offering a service to make birthday shopping a whole lot easier with “Birthday Baskets!” During your child’s birthday month, Siobhan invites you to bring him/her in and let them pick out what they would like to receive as presents. When you go in to buy for them, they will just pass you the basket! I want to continue to create a wonderful experience. One filled with excitement, uniqueness, and beauty.

Love Child is open Monday-Saturday from 10a-5p. For more information, call the store at 304-520-4934 or visit lovechildlewisburg.com. Stay updated with the store and follow them @lovechildlewisburg on facebook and instagram.

– HashtagWV #99, March 2018

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Submit a Comment


Good Southern Barbeque + WIN Lunch for 2! w/ HashtagWV City Paper!

Good Southern BBQ w/ HashtagWV City Paper this June! - You can never go wrong with good southern barbeque! On the cover features Hog Wild BBQ in Fairlea, an excellent choice when you’re craving a smoked flavor that fits the bill + WIN lunch for two. Pick us up to enter! And hip hip huzzah! The WV Renaissance Festival is back! Nestled in the breathtaking […]

Local Resources


Stay Updated w/ HashtagWV!

Want to stay updated with the paper or thinking about advertising? Sign up today for the latest HASHTAGWV monthly newsletter!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Best Things to Do in Lewisburg, WV

Best Things to Do in Lewisburg WV! - Spending a day in Lewisburg? Here are a few of the best things to do while you’re visiting. Start your day at the Wild Bean coffee shop.  Located downtown, this cafe offers premium coffee, tea, veggie cuisine, wi-fi, entertainment, and more! The breakfast menu consisting of breakfast burritos, egg scrambles, breakfast sandwiches and granola w/ […]
"Over the last 10 years, we have tried several avenues for advertising. Beyond a doubt, our greatest return has been through HASHTAGWV. Whether it be in the HASHTAGWV print edition, or online, our customers, both locals and tourists, really do look for this media form to be in tune with what’s going on in the area and for destination shopping. Advertising with LBSPY (now HASHTAG) has unequivocally been a great asset for our business!" - Craig Miller w/ Serenity Now Outfitters. Ad rates start at just $20! Click here for MEDIA KIT  

Patrick4CMPLTshrp "Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper is the best thing that has happened in Greenbrier County since I have been here for seven years. Maybe the whole state.... a first class operation and a lot of hard work," Patrick O'Flaherty (pictured above), The Irish Pub, Lewisburg, WV
Adam DeGraff "HashtagWV always has their finger on the pulse of this community!" - Adam Degraff (pictured above), (The Weight/ The Dueling Fiddlers / Pianafiddle)

Wonder How HashtagWV Remains Free?

WONDER HOW HASHTAG LEWISBURG CITY PAPER REMAINS FREE? - Wondering how Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper gets published and distributed FREE every month in-print and online? Do we have wealthy parents or did one of us seduce a millionaire? No. Are we financed by bank loans or grant money? Nope, not that either. Until we hit it BIG in the lotto, every issue of HASHTAGWV comes […]


P.O. Box 744
Lewisburg, West Virginia 24901


"Here at WHEN PIGS FLY BBQ, we get the most return advertising with Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper. New customers tell us all the time how they see our ad. They then come see us!" - Mike and Kellen, owners of When Pigs Fly BBQ, Lewisburg, WV.
"Christina, Thank you so much for the cover and the ARTICLE. Your HASHTAGWV is fantastic! We hope to grow this ride and other sports events in our area. Your magazine will do this. Again thank you from everyone in the GVBike club. Come ride with us sometime." - Janice Centa


Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper is a free, full color arts and entertainment tabloid dedicated to providing useful information in the areas of Greenbrier County, Pocahontas County, parts of Alleghany County, and more. We distribute 7,000, full color issues every month.


We are engaged in promoting local music, arts, events, dining, and shopping. We reach our audience where they live, eat, shop, drink, play, and fill up their gas tank. BEHIND HASHTAG

Donating = Loving

Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper remains D.I.Y. in nature and it takes hundreds of hours a month to research and write, and thousands of dollars to sustain. If you find any joy and value in it, please consider making a one time or recurring monthly donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee at The Wild Bean and a good dinner at The Asylum