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Swanky Babies hopes to attract swanky parents Downtown

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KENNEWICK, WA-A new business hopes to bring a new generation of parents  to downtown Kennewick.

Jenn Boogerd Friday opened Swanky Babies, a boutique shop offering trendier fashions for children and their new parents.

Boogerd says downtown needs more shops that attract the younger generation. "I'm a big fan of shopping downtown areas. There are boutiques, one-of-a-kind kind of items. So when I came here I said, 'Where are all the shops?' When I had the idea of opening the store I said I wanted to open downtown. I want to be downtown because I want to shop downtown."

The shop, located at 224 West Kennewick Avenue, also sells items made by local moms, and gently used strollers and other baby-items.