Things to Know About American Girl Dolls

American Girl Dolls Most young girls know about American Girl. It’s a famous doll and book company that made its debut in 1986 and has been going strong ever since.


For the most part, American Girl dolls have portrayed eight- to eleven-year-old girls of a variety of ethnicities. They’ve been sold with accompanying books told from the viewpoint of the girls. In general, the stories had to do with various periods of American history, until 1995 when the line expanded to deal with characters and stories from contemporary life.

Strong Characters

In general, American Girl dolls are meant to build girls of strong character. Keywords associated with the dolls and books include “strength,” “optimism,” and “delight.” Character counts with American Girl dolls. Featuring diverse characters from long ago as well as today, the brand seeks to offer role models who’ll help young girls explore issues of life and death– covering topics like loss, love, despair and hope.  American Girl dolls and books teach lessons of kindness with an emphasis on goodness. When a young girl connects with an American Doll, it’s hoped that she’ll recognize that she, too, can be a world changer in her own special way.

Build and Characteristics

American Girl dolls are generally 18-inches, made for ages 8 and up, and feature characters and stories spanning over 200 years, from 1764 to 1974. They help tell about our country’s history, as well as the role of women and girls in shaping our country.

Ancillary Products

In the 1990s, American Girl magazine came into being, and also in the 1990s the company introduced a line of contemporary dolls that since evolved into their “Truly Me” collection– helping girls discover who they are “right now.” The “Truly Me” dolls can be made to look like the girls who purchase them, down to their eye color, eye shape, skin color, hair texture and hair length. As you could imagine, they were and are a hit!

American Girl dolls are beloved by their owners.

Where to Buy Clothing for American Dolls

Gigi’s Dolls sells clothing for American Dolls; among the clothing offered, there’s a red floral print dress, a blue floral swimsuit, pink pajamas, a coral colored dress, a pink romper, a sunflower dress, a beautiful pink gown, and a floral print nightgown.

If you have any questions about American Doll clothing, don’t hesitate to call Gigi’s Dolls at 773-594-1540 or email