By Katie Terou

SYV Star Intern

The local toy store ONEder Child has moved from Buellton to Solvang, and owners Kiel and Matt Cavalli say they’re getting much more traffic since the ending of their lease prompted the move.

“For business, it’s been the best move ever,” Kiel Cavalli said. “Our foot traffic is four times what it was in Buellton.”

The store on Copenhagen Drive aims to foster an inclusive environment for kids and parents alike. The Cavallis started the business in June 2017 because they noticed a lack of stores like it in the Santa Ynez Valley. The store’s motto is “One Life, One Love, One Community.”

“I grew up here, so when we started this business, I wanted to impact the community in a way that I felt it was lacking,” said Kiel Cavalli. “Being different was hard growing up, so I wanted people to have a space where they can come in and feel welcome.”

The store carries everything from toys to books to clothes to miscellaneous items such as salt lamps and key chains. The toys sold in the store have also been tested by the owners’ kids to ensure they are durable and high quality.

“We really tried to home in what we’re carrying so it’s not just stuff you can find at the next shop in town,” said Kiel.

He described the store as a “hands-on experience.” Kids who come into the store are able to play with all of the toys in the store to make sure they really love them before taking them home.

The Cavallis hope to continue to grow the business by connecting with the community and expanding the store to fit the community’s needs as time goes on.

“The goal is to make something that is sustainable for our kids so they can take over the business in the future,” Kiel said.

ONEder Child is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday at 1576 Copenhagen Drive in Solvang. To learn more, visit or follow the store on Instagram (@onederchild) and Facebook (@onederchild).