Portland Girls, Rejoice! American Girl is opening a pop-up store for the holidays

Anna and I made one of our semi-regular pilgrimages to the American Girl store just north of Seattle this weekend. It’s the nearest store to us, and we visit at least once a year. It’s a good time to take her doll, Elexa, in for a spa treatment to keep her in good condition.

American Girl doll getting a spa treatment at the store in Lynnwood, WA ©Mostlymommyhood

Elexa getting her “spa” on.

Elexa the doll getting spa treatment at the American Girl store in Lynnwood, just north of Seattle, WA.

These dolls need special treatment, you see, to keep them at optimum prettiness and health. An American Girl doll is a big investment, but she can last a lifetime if you take good care of her. I was just talking with a friend in her 30s who still has her doll from when she was little!

American Girl doll hairstyle ©MostlyMommyhood

This is the featured “hairstyle of the month” for October. Think I can do it on Anna??

While we were there, we learned that they are opening a pop-up shop in Pioneer Place for the holidays! They will only have one salon chair (as opposed to the 6 at the Lynnwood store), so I imagine it will fill up pretty quickly. But what a great opportunity to stock up on new accessories, pets and dolls – TAX-FREE!

A trip to the American Girl store is a really fun experience for my girl. The historical dolls are beautiful and educational, there’s a library full of books to sit and read, a cafe with special booster seats for dolls, and of course the salon for doll care. Anna is not terribly emotive about many things, but she declared, “Oh, I just LOVE this store!” She loves reading the novels, but is even more interested in the helpful books, such as The Care and Keeping of You and A Smart Girls Guide: Staying Home Alone.

We got a glimpse of some of the holiday pajamas and outfits, and they look adorable. Anna was hoping for a new pajama set for her and Elexa. Maybe with a store in Portland open during her December birthday, we can get a few more things.

American Girl holiday pajama sets for girls and dolls

Holiday pajama sets are calling Anna’s name.

Anna and her American Girl doll, Elexa

Anna and Elexa

I’ll post more when I learn more details!



UPDATE 10/12/15

I just got a press release from American Girl – The store is opening this weekend, 10/17!

Just in time for the holidays, the store will feature a curated assortment of the popular American Girl dolls, books and accessories, along with the signature Doll Hair Salon. During the Grand Opening weekend celebration, girls will receive a free gift and craft while supplies last, and will be able to enter to win a Grace doll and book.

Grand Opening: Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18

Open through March, 2016
M-S 10 am – 8 pm
Sun 11 am – 6 pm

Anna and I will definitely be hitting that store this weekend. Will you be joining us?

Update 10/18/15:

We toured the new store, and we have a Grace doll to giveaway! Get all the details here.

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  1. Nina October 16, 2015

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