My American Girl Place Guide!

Hiya!
I love going to the American Girl store- especially when I get to shop, eat the bistro, or visit the doll hair salon! But I find a lot of times that before I visit, I like to get reviews or special tips and tricks from others that made their trip wonderful. I searched the internet for a long time before I realized there was no such guide- so I decided to make one for myself- and share it with you! Here, you will get my reviews, tips, and tricks that made my American Girl experience while also having others share their thoughts as well.

(I have listed all American Girl Stores separately in alphabetical order!)

Atlanta, Georgia
Type: Boutique and Bistro
What experiences are here?
This American Girl Store offers all kinds of experiences including a bistro with private party rooms, shopping with AG products ranging from chapter books to Historical Characters to doll party outfits, personal shoppers, a doll hair salon where styles range from $10-20, and special events almost every week!
What dolls, books, accessories, and outfits are available here?
Every item (although limited quantities)! Including a selection of Atlanta exclusives, American Girl magazines, and free catalogues. 
What are personal shoppers and how can I get one?
Personal shoppers are expert American Girl shoppers who will help you find exactly what you want. This is a complimentary service, but you need to fill out this contact form.
What is the Doll Hair Salon?
The Doll Hair Salon is exactly the that- a special salon where girls' dolls can get their ears' pierced for $14 or get an amazing hairstyle for $10-20. 
What can I expect when I dine at the bistro?
Expect a great time for girls and their dolls! Every doll gets a special treat seat and girls (and parents) can enjoy amazing food- including afternoon tea and two-course dinners (with choices such as Warm Artichoke Dip and Kaya's Fresh Fruit Kabobs). There is even a dessert counter! Reservations are required, we recommend you make them at least two weeks in advance, but more if you are eating during the holidays. "It [the food] was AMAZINGLY good!" says Katelyn, a girl who has visited American Girl Atlanta. 
What should I bring?
A camera to capture fun moments (there are plenty of photo ops through out the store)! Your doll and your wallet. :-)

Have you visited American Girl Atlanta? Did you enjoy it? Did you not? Do you have any tips or tricks for visiting American Girl Atlanta? Your review could be posted! Email it to my email on  the contact page.

Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Boutique and Bistro
What experiences are here?
This American Girl Store offers all kinds of experiences including a bistro with private party rooms, shopping with AG products ranging from chapter books to Historical Characters to doll party outfits, personal shoppers, a doll hair salon where styles range from $10-20, and special events almost every week!
What dolls, accessories, and outfits are here?
Every item (although limited quantities)! Including a selection of Atlanta exclusives, American Girl magazines, and free catalogues.
What are personal shoppers and how can I get one?
Personal shoppers are expert American Girl shoppers who will help you find exactly what you want. This is a complimentary service, but you need to fill out this contact form.
What is the Doll Hair Salon?
The Doll Hair Salon is exactly the that- a special salon where girls' dolls can get their ears' pierced for $14 or get an amazing hairstyle for $10-20. "It [doll ear piercing] was really great, the earrings and holes are very good quality and straight. I loved my experience with the Doll Ear Piercing!" says Claire, a girl who has visited American Girl Store. 
What I can expect when I dine at the bistro?
Expect a great time for girls and their dolls! Every doll gets a special treat seat and girls (and parents) can enjoy amazing food- including afternoon tea and two-course dinners (with choices such as Sourdough French Toast and Josefina's Rancho Ham Sandwich). There is even a dessert counter! Reservations are required, we recommend you make them at least two weeks in advance, but more if you are eating during the holidays. 
What should I bring?
A camera to capture fun moments (there are plenty of photo ops through out the store)! Your doll and your wallet. :-)


Have you visited American Girl Boston? Did you enjoy it? Did you not? Do you have any tips or tricks for visiting American Girl Boston ? Your review could be posted! Email it to my email on the contact page.


Chicago, Illinois
Type: American Girl Place
What experiences are here?
This American Girl Store includes the maximum numbers of experiences American Girl can offer! It features an amazing cafe, a complete collection of American Girl products- from Historical Character chapter books to Girl of the Year outfits to Bitty Baby dolls. Besides shopping, there is a doll hair salon, a photo studio, Avenue AG, birthday party packages,  and a special spot just for store exclusives!
What dolls, accessories, and outfits are here?
Every item! Including special in-store only exclusives, American Girl magazines, and free catalogues. 
What are personal shoppers and how can I get one?
Personal shoppers are expert American Girl shoppers who will help you find exactly what you want. This is a complimentary service, but you need to fill out this contact form.
What is the Doll Hair Salon?
The Doll Hair Salon is exactly the that- a special salon where girls' dolls can get their ears' pierced for $14 or get an amazing hairstyle for $10-20. 
What can I expect when I dine at the Cafe?
Expect a great time for girls and their dolls! Every doll gets a special treat seat and girls (and parents) can enjoy amazing food- including brunch and two-course dinners (with choices like Triple Stacked Grilled Cheese and Ruthie's Fruit Tartlets). Reservations are required, we recommend you make them at least two weeks in advance, but more if you are eating during the holidays. "The AG Bistro and Cafe are a lot of fun! You can have a fun discussion with your family with the table talkers, and spend time with your doll who can sit right next to you." says Priya a girl who has visited American Girl.
What is Avenue AG?
A special part of the store, decorated like a miniature street with Creativi-Tees (where girls and dolls can make their own T-shirts!), a dessert bar, and stops with cute accessories and posters. 




What are Creativi-Tees?




A specialty area where girls can making matching T-shirts for themselves are there dolls! Doll T-shirts are $10 and both girl and doll shirts are $24 together. 
What is the Photo Studio?
An exclusive spot where girls and dolls can be on the cover of American Girl magazine! Girls can even order a group shot or add the special Celebration Screen to their package!


What should I bring?
A camera to capture fun moments (there are plenty of photo ops through out the store)! Your doll and your wallet. :-)
Tip for Chicago:
American Girl Chicago moved locations in 2008 from Chicago Ave. to Water Tower Place. If you search for directions online, you will come up with two locations for American Girl Chicago. Go with the store at Water Tower Place!


Have you visited American Girl Chicago? Did you enjoy it? Did you not? Do you have any tips or tricks for visiting American Girl Chicago? Your review could be posted! Email it to my email on the contact page.


Dallas, Texas



Type: Boutique and Bistro
What experiences are here?
This American Girl Store offers all kinds of experiences including a bistro with private party rooms, shopping with AG products ranging from chapter books to Historical Characters to doll party outfits, personal shoppers, a doll hair salon where styles range from $10-20, and special events almost every week!
What dolls, accessories, and outfits are here?
Every item (although limited quantities)! Including a selection of Atlanta exclusives, American Girl magazines, and free catalogues.
What are personal shoppers and how can I get one?
Personal shoppers are expert American Girl shoppers who will help you find exactly what you want. This is a complimentary service, but you need to fill out this contact form.
What is the Doll Hair Salon?
The Doll Hair Salon is exactly the that- a special salon where girls' dolls can get their ears' pierced for $14 or get an amazing hairstyle for $10-20. "I have gotten my doll's hair done, and I thought the hairstyle was spectacular... [the worker] did her hair neatly & gave me tips on how to maintain her hair." Says Skye who has enjoyed American Girl.
What can I expect when I dine at the bistro?
Expect a great time for girls and their dolls! Every doll gets a special treat seat and girls (and parents) can enjoy amazing food- including afternoon tea and two-course dinners (with choices like Tic-Tac-Toe Pizza and Julie's Groovy Jell-O Smile) . There is even a dessert counter! Reservations are required, we recommend you make them at least two weeks in advance, but more if you are eating during the holidays. 
What should I bring?
A camera to capture fun moments (there are plenty of photo ops through out the store)! Your doll and your wallet. :-)

Have you visited American Girl Dallas? Did you enjoy it? Did you not? Do you have any tips or tricks for visiting American Girl Dallas ? Your review could be posted! Email it to my email on the contact page.


Denver, Colorado
Type: American Girl Store
What experiences are here?
This American Girl Store offers all kinds of unique shopping- including personal shoppers and creative displays, a doll hair salon where girls can get their doll's ears' pierced for $14 or an amazing hairstyle for $10-20, an area for Creativi-Tees, after-hour parties, and special events all year round!
What dolls, accessories, and outfits are here?


Every item (although limited quantities)! Including a selection of Atlanta exclusives, American Girl magazines, and free catalogues.
What are personal shoppers and how can I get one?

Personal shoppers are expert American Girl shoppers who will help you find exactly what you want. This is a complimentary service, but you need to fill out this contact form.
What are Creativi-Tees?
A specialty area where girls can making matching T-shirts for themselves are there dolls! Doll T-shirts are $10 and both girl and doll shirts are $24 together. "These tees are really high quality! At a great price, I get a great souvenir- I even got to watch the stylist make my tee!" says Gabby, the girl who wrote this guide and has also enjoyed American Girl Denver.
What should I bring?

A camera to capture fun moments (there are plenty of photo ops through out the store)! Your doll and your wallet. :-)


Have you visited American Girl Denver? Did you enjoy it? Did you not? Do you have any tips or tricks for visiting American Girl Denver ? Your review could be posted! Email it to my email on the contact page.

Kansas City, Kansas
Type: American Girl Store
What experiences are here?

This American Girl Store offers all kinds of unique shopping- including personal shoppers and creative displays, a doll hair salon where girls can get their doll's ears' pierced for $14 or an amazing hairstyle for $10-20, an area for Creativi-Tees, after-hour parties, and special events all year round!

What dolls, accessories, and outfits are here?

Every item (although limited quantities)! Including a selection of Atlanta exclusives, American Girl magazines, and free catalogues.
What are personal shoppers and how can I get one?

Personal shoppers are expert American Girl shoppers who will help you find exactly what you want. This is a complimentary service, but you need to fill out this contact form. "I used a personal shopper in Kansas City, and she was just marvelous! Her name was Barb and she was awesome in knowing about every item I was interested in and even those I was not but became interested in!" says Emmie Johonna, a girl who has visited American Girl Kansas City.
What are Creativi-Tees?
A specialty area where girls can making matching T-shirts for themselves are there dolls! Doll T-shirts are $10 and both girl and doll shirts are $24 together. 
What should I bring?

A camera to capture fun moments (there are plenty of photo ops through out the store)! Your doll and your wallet. :-)


Have you visited American Girl Kansas City? Did you enjoy it? Did you not? Do you have any tips or tricks for visiting American Girl Kansas City ? Your review could be posted! Email it to my email on the contact page.

Los Angeles, California
Type: American Girl Place











What experiences are here?
This American Girl Store includes the maximum numbers of experiences American Girl can offer! It features an amazing cafe, a complete collection of American Girl products- from Historical Character chapter books to Girl of the Year outfits to Bitty Baby dolls. Besides shopping, there is a doll hair salon, a photo studio, birthday party packages,  and a special spot just for store exclusives!
What dolls, accessories, and outfits are here?
Every item! Including special in-store only exclusives, American Girl magazines, and free catalogues. 
What are personal shoppers and how can I get one?
Personal shoppers are expert American Girl shoppers who will help you find exactly what you want. This is a complimentary service, but you need to fill out this contact form.
What is the Doll Hair Salon?
The Doll Hair Salon is exactly the that- a special salon where girls' dolls can get their ears' pierced for $14 or get an amazing hairstyle for $10-20. 
What can I expect when I dine at the Cafe?
Expect a great time for girls and their dolls! Every doll gets a special treat seat and girls (and parents) can enjoy amazing food- including brunch and two-course dinners (with choices like Classic Bleu Cheese Burgers and Addy's Apple and Tea Cranberry Bread). Reservations are required, we recommend you make them at least two weeks in advance, but more if you are eating during the holidays. 


What is the Photo Studio?
An exclusive spot where girls and dolls can be on the cover of American Girl magazine!


What should I bring?
A camera to capture fun moments (there are plenty of photo ops through out the store)! Your doll and your wallet. :-)  "I have a lot of fun with my friends and family there. The staff is really friendly, and my mom and I had a pleasant chat with a really kind staff member when I last went!" says Priya, a girl who has enjoyed American Girl.











Have you visited American Girl Los Angeles? Did you enjoy it? Did you not? Do you have any tips or tricks for visiting American Girl Los Angeles? Your review could be posted! Email it to my email on the contact page.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Type: Boutique and Bistro
What experiences are here?
This American Girl Store offers all kinds of experiences including a bistro with private party rooms, shopping with AG products ranging from chapter books to Historical Characters to doll party outfits, personal shoppers, a doll hair salon where styles range from $10-20, and special events almost every week!
What dolls, accessories, and outfits are here?
Every item (although limited quantities)! Including a selection of Atlanta exclusives, American Girl magazines, and free catalogues.
What are personal shoppers and how can I get one?
Personal shoppers are expert American Girl shoppers who will help you find exactly what you want. This is a complimentary service, but you need to fill out this contact form.
What is the Doll Hair Salon?
The Doll Hair Salon is exactly the that- a special salon where girls' dolls can get their ears' pierced for $14 or get an amazing hairstyle for $10-20. 














What can I expect when I dine at the bistro?
Expect a great time for girls and their dolls! Every doll gets a special treat seat and girls (and parents) can enjoy amazing food- including afternoon tea and two-course dinners (with choices like Pink Lemonade Tarts or Rebecca's Cucumber Tea Sandwich). There is even a dessert counter! Reservations are required, we recommend you make them at least two weeks in advance, but more if you are eating during the holidays. 
What should I bring?
A camera to capture fun moments (there are plenty of photo ops through out the store)! Your doll and your wallet. :-) 














































"The staff is really amazing here- everyone is really sweet and helped me find everything I wanted!" says Gabby, the girl who wrote this guide and has enjoyed American Girl Minneapolis.


































Have you visited American Girl Minneapolis? Did you enjoy it? Did you not? Do you have any tips or tricks for visiting American Girl Minneapolis ? Your review could be posted! Email it to my email on the contact page.

New York City, New York

Type: American Girl Place
What experiences are here?
This American Girl Store includes the maximum numbers of experiences American Girl can offer! It features an amazing cafe, a complete collection of American Girl products- from Historical Character chapter books to Girl of the Year outfits to Bitty Baby dolls. Besides shopping, there is a doll hair salon, a photo studio, Avenue AG, birthday party packages,  and a special spot just for store exclusives!
What dolls, accessories, and outfits are here?
Every item! Including special in-store only exclusives, American Girl magazines, and free catalogues. 
What are personal shoppers and how can I get one?
Personal shoppers are expert American Girl shoppers who will help you find exactly what you want. This is a complimentary service, but you need to fill out this contact form.
What is the Doll Hair Salon?
The Doll Hair Salon is exactly the that- a special salon where girls' dolls can get their ears' pierced for $14 or get an amazing hairstyle for $10-20. 
What can I expect when I dine at the Cafe?
Expect a great time for girls and their dolls! Every doll gets a special treat seat and girls (and parents) can enjoy amazing food- including brunch and two-course dinners (with choices like Broccoli and Mushroom Quiche and Molly's Victory Garden Chocolate Mousse Flowerpot). Reservations are required, we recommend you make them at least two weeks in advance, but more if you are eating during the holidays. 
What is Avenue AG?
A special part of the store, decorated like a miniature street with Creativi-Tees (where girls and dolls can make their own T-shirts!), a dessert bar, and stops with cute accessories and posters. 


What are Creativi-Tees?


A specialty area where girls can making matching T-shirts for themselves are there dolls! Doll T-shirts are $10 and both girl and doll shirts are $24 together. 


What is the Photo Studio?
An exclusive spot where girls and dolls can be on the cover of American Girl magazine! "The lady taking your photo is average but the finished product is pretty neat to take home." says Emmie Johonna who has visited and enjoyed American Girl New York. 


What should I bring?
A camera to capture fun moments (there are plenty of photo ops through out the store)! Your doll and your wallet. :-)























Have you visited American Girl New York? Did you enjoy it? Did you not? Do you have any tips or tricks for visiting American Girl New York ? Your review could be posted! Email it to my email on the contact page.

Seattle, Washington

Type: Boutique and Bistro
What experiences are here?
This American Girl Store offers all kinds of experiences including a bistro with private party rooms, shopping with AG products ranging from chapter books to Historical Characters to doll party outfits, personal shoppers, a doll hair salon where styles range from $10-20, and special events almost every week!
What dolls, accessories, and outfits are here?
Every item (although limited quantities)! Including a selection of Atlanta exclusives, American Girl magazines, and free catalogues.  "I loved just wandering around looking at all the dolls." says Katelyn, a girl who has enjoyed American Girl.
What are personal shoppers and how can I get one?
Personal shoppers are expert American Girl shoppers who will help you find exactly what you want. This is a complimentary service, but you need to fill out this contact form.
What is the Doll Hair Salon?
The Doll Hair Salon is exactly the that- a special salon where girls' dolls can get their ears' pierced for $14 or get an amazing hairstyle for $10-20. 

What are Creativi-Tees?
A specialty area where girls can making matching T-shirts for themselves are there dolls! Doll T-shirts are $10 and both girl and doll shirts are $24 together. 
What can I expect when I dine at the bistro?
Expect a great time for girls and their dolls! Every doll gets a special treat seat and girls (and parents) can enjoy amazing food- including afternoon tea and two-course dinners (with choices like Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes and Marie-Grace's and Cecile's Petite Fruit Muffins). Reservations are required, we recommend you make them at least two weeks in advance, but more if you are eating during the holidays. 
What should I bring?
A camera to capture fun moments (there are plenty of photo ops through out the store)! Your doll and your wallet. :-) 

Have you visited American Girl Seattle? Did you enjoy it? Did you not? Do you have any tips or tricks for visiting American Girl Seattle? Your review could be posted! Email it to my email on the contact page.

Washington D.C.















































Type: Boutique and Bistro
What experiences are here?
This American Girl Store offers all kinds of experiences including a bistro with private party rooms, shopping with AG products ranging from chapter books to Historical Characters to doll party outfits, personal shoppers, a doll hair salon where styles range from $10-20, and special events almost every week!
What dolls, accessories, and outfits are here?
Every item (although limited quantities)! Including a selection of Atlanta exclusives, American Girl magazines, and free catalogues.
What are personal shoppers and how can I get one?
Personal shoppers are expert American Girl shoppers who will help you find exactly what you want. This is a complimentary service, but you need to fill out this contact form.
What is the Doll Hair Salon?
The Doll Hair Salon is exactly the that- a special salon where girls' dolls can get their ears' pierced for $14 or get an amazing hairstyle for $10-20. 

What are Creativi-Tees?
A specialty area where girls can making matching T-shirts for themselves are there dolls! Doll T-shirts are $10 and both girl and doll shirts are $24 together. 
What can I expect when I dine at the bistro?
Expect a great time for girls and their dolls! Every doll gets a special treat seat and girls (and parents) can enjoy amazing food- including afternoon tea and two-course dinners (with choices like Cookies and Cream Icebox Pie and Kit's Garden Party Pink Cupcake). Reservations are required, we recommend you make them at least two weeks in advance, but more if you are eating during the holidays. "Going to AG is such a treat! I think the busiest times of year are the holidays and the GOTY release." says Bella, a girl who has enjoyed American Girl.
What should I bring?
A camera to capture fun moments (there are plenty of photo ops through out the store)! Your doll and your wallet. :-)

Have you visited American Girl Washington D.C.? Did you enjoy it? Did you not? Do you have any tips or tricks for visiting American Girl Washington D.C.? Your review could be posted! Email it to my email on the contact page.

Thank you for reading! Please leave a comment with AGP tips and tricks or whether you enjoyed this page or not. :-)

5 comments:

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Wow this is impressive! Thanks for all the work Gabby!

Emma said...

I have been to the AGP NY!

I really loved it! Me and my friend talked to one of the employees!

Emmie Johonna said...

YAY! Our comments were posted under Kansas City and New York! Great guide! Can't wait to see more added to it!

Born American girl doll said...

Great job gabby!!!!!! That is a lot of hard work and it really did help me :) when I go for my first time

Georgia

Leanna said...

I've been to the Chicago one three times! :)

Did you hear about the one opening in St. Louis? It's suppose to open in Spring 2012; I might go to the opening since it's the closest one to me so far.

~Leanna