In the last two years, I’ve been introduced to the culture of American Girls. Living in a wealthy suburb, I watched my daughter interact with neighbors and classmates carrying around their very own personalized American Girl doll. For just a little over $100, you can customize a doll to look just like you. But the spending does not end there. Here in Chicago, we also have an American Girl store, equipped with a hair salon, where dolls can get their ears pierced ($14), face washed ($12), and their hair done. For the sporty types, attire for their favorite athletic event probably exists: for example, for $34 you can have your doll ready for her upcoming soccer game.
Dolls, Books, and American Girls
October 2, 2012 by 4 Comments