Fresh Finds at American Girl Vancouver!

We have some fresh and fun new arrivals for Spring at the American Girl Boutique in Vancouver.

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The most anticipated arrival has been the Icecream Cart ($130 Canadian) of course, as well as the gorgeous and lacey Spring Breeze Dress ($42 Canadian).

 

2016-04-01 13.04.58 The next fun find is the Rainbow Sprinkles outfit ($39 Canadian). This outfit makes me think of the late 80’s trends of cropped pants and polka dots. It’s super cute!

The American Girl Vancouver Boutique has also received the stylish Striped Sunglasses ($14 Canadian) for dolls as well as the totally cool new floral boots ($22 Canadian). While you’re shopping, don’t forget to take a look at all of the great books that American Girl has released. My personal favorite is “A Smart Girl’s Guide to Knowing What To Say”. 2016-03-10 13.44.39 This book gives children tons of great advice on finding the right thing to say in a multitude of different situations. Even adults can find some sound advice in this one!

Come check out all the new stuff today!

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What to do BEFORE you make a trip to an American Girl Store in Canada!

If you are planning your first or even your hundredth trip to an American Girl store within Canada, here are some handy tips to help you ensure a positive and fun experience!

Top 5 Tips:

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#5 … Bring your doll! Even if you don’t have an AG doll, the salon does hair and spa services for other types of 18 inch dolls. Even if you don’t plan on getting a service done, the staff love meeting your dolls and seeing how special they are to you.

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#4 … Double check Canadian vs. American pricing – unfortunately most pricing even in the “Canadian” version of the catalogue still shows U.S. prices.

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#3 … Pack your camera. Make some memories of your trip by taking photos in the store. Capturing the look of excitement on your child’s face when they first enter, or find their perfect doll, is something you will want to remember.

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#2 … If you are bringing in a group of girls for a birthday, remember the Canadian stores do not host ‘official’ birthday parties due to space constraints, however we love having girls come with their friends to celebrate. Please call ahead and let staff know your plans so they can prepare to have enough staff on hand to give you a fun and more personalized experience.

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And finally, the #1 tip I have for you is … plan ahead. If you are looking to buy a specific item, please call the store before making your trip to ensure stock is available. Unfortunately, the Canadian stores don’t stock every single thing that the American stores do, so if you want to be sure that you will be able to purchase that very special item you want, make a quick phone call and ask an AG employee.

I’d love to hear how your visit to a Canadian AG store went. Let me know in the comments section below!

Perfect for Summer – Our Generation Doll Tent

 

Just before I was about to go on a camping trip up to Boston Bar in BC, I discovered this adorable dolly camping set by the Our Generation brand! I found it at Target, and for under $20 (Canadian) I could not pass it up. I normally wouldn’t bring a doll on a camping trip, but this seemed to be a great photo shoot excuse for my new American Girl doll, Gemma. (And no, she didn’t sleep outside in her tent … after her shoot, she stayed safe and CLEAN inside my own human tent! LoL.)

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I highly recommend this lovely doll camping set to anyone who is a collector, or who has a child that loves dolls. It comes with a great, doll sized pink tent, cute sleeping bag, camping plate, cup, a stick with a marshmallow and hot dog for roasting, battery powered lantern, and kettle for boiling water over the campfire.

 

I have had a couple other cute, fun finds at Target recently, not to mention some cute things found at my own place of work – the American Girl Doll Boutique @ Indigo/Chapters! I will post those soon! For now, please enjoy some more dolly camping photos!

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