American Girl History
American Girl. The mere name incites excitement in girls. This store celebrates girls, encouraging them to be all that they can be, and to “reach for your inner star”. If you have a daughter, niece, or granddaughter, chances are she has heard of, been to, read about, and loves American Girl.
Founded in 1986 by Pleasant T. Rowland, American Girl sells dolls, books, clothes (both for your girl and her doll), and a whole host of other products, all aimed to make girls from toddler to tween happy. Their historical dolls feature stories from different eras, ranging from 1774 through 1974. Each set of books chronicles a girl in her time period who overcomes the challenges of her day. Each year there is a “Girl of the Year” doll, who is contemporary and right on the edge of what’s happening now. The “Just Like You” dolls are made to look just your girl; hair color, eye color, style, all can be customized to give your girl a doll that feels like her twin.
American Girl also sells bitty babies, which are appropriate for girls age 3 and up. Toddlers and preschoolers love playing with these soft-bodied dolls as well as dressing like them. Bitty babies are sold in a variety of hair/eye color combinations as well, so your girl can get a doll who is a miniature version of herself. Bitty twins are also a popular item, sold in girl/girl or girl/boy combinations.
Visiting American Girl
A trip to the American Girl store is a coveted outing. If you and your girl are lucky enough to live in one of the cities American Girl is located, you are fortunate! For those who are not, a trip to American Girl (or AG to those of us who are frequent shoppers) becomes a much sought-after excursion. American Girl stores are located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and New York. Of course the largest selection, including clearance items, is found online.
Coupon Codes, Discounts, and Ways to Save at American Girl
American Girl presents coupons for free shipping and various other deals. At the time of this writing, the only offers available were for free shipping. However, these sites offer up to date information on American Girl, so the links should still be valid as the offers change. The following sites currently offer free shipping.
American Girl often runs sales and combo offers, so check the website often. Their clearance items can be purchased at deep discounts, especially when coupled with free shipping.
Shopping at American Girl is a rewarding experience, for both adult and girl. American Girl makes quality products that endure the test of time. Take advantage of the offers above and put a smile on your girl’s face!