Last week, we spent a day at the American Girl store at Stanford Shopping Center. They had three events that day. We were lucky to experience two of them. Both events we attended were free, and age-appropriate for both girls. There are so many events going on this summer. Check your local store to see what activities will be happening in your area.
When I was a little girl, I loved playing with dolls. I would spend the summer with my grandparents. My grandmother spent hours making doll clothes for many of my friends. American Girl had just started, and several catalogs had made their way around the school yard. I couldn’t wait to order my very own doll.
Yesterday I had the privilege of getting a tour of the new American Girl Store at the Stanford Shopping Center. Not knowing much about American Girl, I didn’t really understand the popularity of the brand until I experienced it first-hand.
The two-level store is carefully organized, and avoids being overwhelming. Each girl is presented her own section, making it easy to see and find what the store has to offer. The store also has an entire section devoted to the Bitty-Baby dolls as well. These smaller dolls are good for toddlers and pre-schoolers. It didn’t take long to realize why these dolls are so popular–they’re very well made. This is more of an investment than a toy. continued