Brianna and I had one final farewell to the American Girl Outlet Store in Oshkosh, WI. We were a little surprised to find that there really was just about nothing in the store! We managed to come up with a purchase of two pairs of Rebecca’s stage shoes, a red doll AG store logo tee, and two fuzzy, rib knit “Believe” Christmas stockings for girls, which were .70 cents each.
Reader Annaliese wrote a comment that she had visited the outlet recently and talked to employees about options being considered for reselling retired and refurbished items once the outlet store closes. She said, “They didn’t say if any of them are truly confirmed, but each interesting:
1. Going to 2 sales a year in Wilmot, WI
2. Having a larger sale section online
3. Having the merchandise at the Mattel Outlet” (open in Wilmot WI every day)
Annaliese, I appreciate your writing in and getting some “scoop!”
My guess is that all three option could come to pass. We have already heard from Wilmot sale staff that there could be a sale in fall. We have also seen random items for sale a la carte on the American Girl web site, such at Kit’s brown shoes.
The Mattel Outlet has several locations. The one we have visited in Wilmot had a lot of Barbie dolls, as well as all the other Mattel products, such as toy cars, baby toys, and outdoor play items. It is open every day just like any other store.
Outlet store…. You were fun while you lasted! We made a lot of memories stopping there with Grandma, and let us not forgot the time I drove 60 miles to the outlet to get pre-BeForever Julie and then drove right back home!!