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Old 11-25-2008, 08:53 AM
 
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So, my little girl wants an American Girl Doll. The problem is I can't find any. Is this something that is only sold on line, or are their specific shops in Michigan that sell them? I thought with the Kitt Kettridge movie last fall that there might be a resurgence of the dolls. Can anyone tell me where to buy these dolls....or a cheaper facimile please?
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:29 AM
 
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Here,

www.americangirl.com


An alternative is also:

www.mytwinn.com


Both aren't cheap, but girls seem to go crazy for them (I have a boy). The American girls have spots in places like NYC, Chicago, etc.. where you can go and have their hair done (girl and doll both), lunch, and other fun girly stuff. I have a friend who has taken her daughter before.
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:42 AM
 
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Yeah, my daughter went and had tea at the one in Chicago. You can order a catalog to be sent to your daughter with all sorts of AG goodies. Not cheap.

Novelty wore off my daughter in a couple years.
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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So, my little girl wants an American Girl Doll. The problem is I can't find any. Is this something that is only sold on line, or are their specific shops in Michigan that sell them? I thought with the Kitt Kettridge movie last fall that there might be a resurgence of the dolls. Can anyone tell me where to buy these dolls....or a cheaper facimile please?
See if you can find a used one. They're way too expensive (especially all the accessories), and your daughter will be bored with it in a few years. We went to the Chicago store and the outfits for the dolls were minimum $30. We don't even spend that much on outfits for our actual kids.
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:55 AM
 
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American Girl dolls can be expensive, but they really are a treasure. It's something that you would want your daughter to keep throughout her life, to give to her daughter someday. They are for girls around 7 or 8 and up, because thay are more fun if you read the books with them. I know that they are a great way to teach your daughter about American history. American Girl also sells bitty babies, which are much cheaper and for girls 3 and up.
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:57 AM
 
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American Girl dolls can be expensive, but they really are a treasure. .
yep,married her 20 years ago,she is still a treasure,got mine in Michigan
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:09 PM
 
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Be sure to "make" your daughter read the books too. Focusing on the historical dolls, not just the "dolls of today" makes the whole experience worthwhile. My girls grew up on these dalls, loved the history, etc. We even worked it into family vacations to historic American history sites like Boston, Greenfield Village, etc.
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Old 11-30-2008, 04:22 PM
 
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We even worked it into family vacations to historic American history sites like Boston, Greenfield Village, etc.
That sounds like a great idea for a holiday. I wasn't sure if they could be purchased in a store, but if Chicago is the nearest one it might be a while before we see them.
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: northern lower MI
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I just did a quick search on eBay. The dolls are selling for $60 and up, plus shipping.
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:47 PM
 
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I just did a quick search on eBay. The dolls are selling for $60 and up, plus shipping.
Thank you. I did check on ebay, but the ones I was watching went for over a hundred dollars. There was one I missed for around $57...but it was much loved, lol.
I will keep an eye out on there too. I remember when cabbage patch dolls first came out and the little girls would go to the "Cabbage Patch Hospital" and pick out their "baby". I thought it might be a little like that, but I guess not.
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