FAO Schwarz is the oldest toy store in the United States, having operated for more than 150 years. Today, Toys "R" Us owns all FAO Schwarz stores. Toys "R" Us is itself the largest retail operation dedicated to toys and children's products.
Within the toy retail business, there are also a variety of more specific stores that cater to particular types or brands of toys. For example, Build-a-Bear Workshop operates more than 400 stores specializing in stuffed animals, dolls and related accessories.
In addition to dedicated toy stores, Americans can purchase a wide variety of toys from retailers such as Target, Walmart and Amazon.com. Many department store locations have dedicated sections for toys and children's entertainment products.