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!