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