File puptcrit/puptcrit.0803, message 134


To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2008 00:20:33 GMT
Subject: [Puptcrit] American Girl store in Los Angeles


I just got around to visiting the  Los Angeles American Girl Store..lovely lighting, lots of space, escalators & elevator  between 2 floors, and inflated prices. There are just a few of these elite stores (thank heaven).

Wherever there are nouveau riche customers, there are vendors.

Frankly I would rather spend my money on puppets of consequence and artistic/historical value.

The American Girl offers a hair salon for dollies, matching wardrobes for Doll and Girl, and faces on dolls which look very similar except for skin tones. Well, the hair comes in dfferent colors and lengths. You get matching story books for specific dolls (terribly empowering if you buy the sales pitch) and there is a cafe and a show room/theatre. 

You can buy doll beds (four poster with variations), other doll furniture, dolls for dolls, dogs & cats for dolls, party tables for doll teas  Some items are available for short times (impetus to buy now) and some dolls are available for just one year. It is a controlled market like collector plates.

Now that I've seen it, I can say I've seen it.( I got dragged there---so now its off the list.)

Frankly I get more from a museum visit.

ALAN COOK


-----Original Message-----
From: Mary Horsley
Sent: Thursday, March 6, 2008 3:55 PM
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Fwd: $3000 birthday party

To top that, my daughter just showed me an American Girl site that told
about a $30,000 slumber party one could arrange in the penthouse of the
Palace Hotel in NYC. And yes, no puppet show there either!

Now, that is ridiculous.......

Mary H. 


On 3/6/08 9:02 AM, "Susan Wall Kronenberg" <susan-AT-carouselpuppets.com>
wrote:

> 
>> 
>> From: Peter Kronenberg <pak-AT-carouselpuppets.com>
>> Subject: $3000 birthday party
>> 
>> http://www.sptimes.com/2008/02/24/Hillsborough/One_year_old__one_lav.shtml
>> 
>> What!  No puppet show?
>> 
> 
> 
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