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Entering a world of doll makeovers

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

No need to wait until Saturday and battle the crowds: the American Girl store quietly opened early today at Mall of America. It's a two-level shop just off the Rotunda and Nickelodeon Universe, next to QVC. I was a bit disappointed that the store seems to lack the luster of the one on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. This one is huge, no doubt, but the store itself feels glaringly bright and generic. The merchandise, however, is overwhelming. And expensive. There's a cafe upstairs with a pretty impressive menu. But my favorite can-you-even-believe it feature: the doll "spa." A half dozen adult sales associates were busy at work, combing the hair of various American Girl dolls. Not sure if they realized they were giving makeovers to dolls. But five bucks will give you a chance to find out, and get your doll a new 'do. That's cheaper than the princess makeovers at Club Libby Lu.
Only in America.

Here come the American Girls!

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

You can’t walk up Michigan Avenue in Chicago without seeing little girls all dolled up and toting their American Girl shopping bags. I’m not a collector, but still, I’ve visited the store – more like a museum – just to witness the phenomenon. In case you missed it in the Pioneer Press, that same shopping experience is coming to the Mall of America in November. It’s a perfect fit for the mall, and puts the Twin Cities in great company, since American Girl is extremely selective, with locations only in New York, L.A., Dallas, Atlanta and Boston. And with gas prices what they are, the timing couldn’t be better. What with all the money you’ll save by not having to drive to Chicago, you’ll be able to buy that doll a dress and throw her a tea party! | Mpls.St.Paul Magazine © 2008 MSP Communications, Inc. All rights reserved