Babeland is recognized around the world as a friendly place to shop for sex toys, books, and videos. It is the premier bi-coastal, women-friendly sex toy store with a new shop in Los Angeles, two locations in New York City, a flagship store in Seattle, and their website, .
Claire Cavanah and Rachel Venning opened the first Babeland store in 1993 in response to the lack of women-friendly sex shops in Seattle. The store offered top quality products, a pleasant place to shop, and most of all information and encouragement to women who wanted to explore their sexuality. The store's popularity with both women and men eventually led to two more stores in New York and one in Los Angeles, as well as a thriving website.
Babeland has received numerous honors in its thirteen years of business, including Zagat Survey Awards for "Top Service" in New York City in 2003 and 2006. It was voted "Best Place to Buy Sex Toys" by City Search, The Village Voice, New York Magazine, New York Press, Miami New Times, Seattle's The Stranger, and Seattle Weekly.