Hi All, today Brianna and I are coming to you from our local coffeeshop. It’s a muggy day here and threatening rain, so how better to pass some time than studying American Girl’s new summer releases! Thanks to Heather for tipping us off to the new release date!
All photos are from the American Girl website.
Our first item is the ombre sunglasses.
B: I really like the ombre sunglasses, and if they made them for girls I would totally buy them. I think the yellow, orange, and pink color scheme is really nice, as well.
J:I like these too. Nice price, easy to say “yes” to. I would like to see them on Julie.
Our second item is the Starry Doll Holder.
B: I think that this item is very useful but I think the price is a little high.
J: Doll storage is always an issue! These are easier for small kids to use than doll stands. A good product but not one we would purchase.
Our next item is the new Coconut Graphic Tee.
B: I love this item! They also have it for girls and I would definitely wear it. I like how the graphic image is easy to see.
J:LOVE this. If there were free shipping it would be on its way to me right now. Definite win.
Our next item is the new School Lunch Set.
B: This item is okay. It’s a neat new item that AG thought of but it’s not something I need. AG also has a new Doodle Backpack Set. I already have the old one and I prefer it to this new one.
J: The school lunch tacos tug at my heartstrings a bit. If you have the other school lunch tray, it would be hard to spend the money on this one because it is as rehash of an prior product. Same with the locker.
Our next item is the Pet Bath Outfit.
B: This item is awesome! It’s so adorable once you put it on the pet. I definitely would want this!
J: The terrycloth is a nice fabric. All of the pet offerings seem nicely designed. Do any readers have Grace’s dog Bonbon? Could this dog be the same pattern or does the new French bulldog seem substantially different?
Our next item is Grand Hotel Food Set.
B: I think this item is really neat. I like the daisies and the orange juice. The menu is neat as well. Does anyone else think that the waffle looks like a pizza slice though?
J:One word: salt and pepper shakers. OK, that is more than one word. Love them! They look exactly like what you would see in a fine hotel. Not sure about the pink vase. I would rather see something that looks like crystal.
Our next item is the Grand Hotel.
B: I like the grand hotel because of the reversible sides. There is a lot of detail as well, which I really enjoy. The window scenes also are interchangeable to show day and night. What confuses me a bit is that the day scene is on a beach and the night scene is in the city.
J: I applaud AG for giving us a truly new item. It’s not a bakery/juice hut! This item has the glass vase that I was hoping for on the room service tray. This item is HUGE! I recommend watching the designer’s video on the AG website. A lot of thought went into this unique item — not unlike Maryellen’s diner. At $275, no it won’t be coming home to our house.
B: I love the corduroy dress! The ankle boots are like Grace’s just a different color. I think this outfit is really nice!
J: Terrific print and I like the contrast trim. Corduroy? With short sleeves? Have you ever seen a corduroy summer dress? There must have been a sale on corduroy.
B: I don’t really like this outfit. I think a younger girl (3rd grade or so?) would enjoy this outfit but for an older girl not really. The pieces don’t match as well as I would like them to.
J: Pass. This is an outfit made from about .40 cents worth of fabric.
B: I don’t really like the top or bottoms separately but together is even worse. The moccasins are cute though!
J: I am at a loss for words.
B: I think the top is awesome! But the shorts are horrific, especially with the purple tights. Anybody who wears that to school is most likely going to get teased.
J: Pretty doll and pretty top. The shorts remind me of the pattern on chef’s pants. I feel the clothing selections are saying “I’m a edgy fashionable teenager” except I haven’t really seen any girls dress this way.
B: White tulle skirt, pink knit sweater, turquoise moccasins? THESE DO NOT GO TOGETHER!
J: Skirt could be a big seller with kids. They need to get something different on top to sell this outfit. This outfit is trying to cross summer with fall – it might work in fashion “early fall collection” but kids hitting AG on vacation this summer aren’t likely looking to buy a chunky sweater.
That is most of the items in the new release. The Truly Me’s also got a new outfit in this release. Gabriela got McKenna’s loft bed. Jen: I am a little sad that there wasn’t anything for the historical this go-around, but they did get quite a few outfits in the spring release.
We hope you enjoyed this post and would love to hear your thoughts on the new items. Anything you will have on your wish-list?