When visiting New York City, one of the highlights especially during the Christmas season is a visit to the American Girl Doll Store. Here in Connecticut we can also shop local for American Girl Dolls and American Girl Doll accessories at Calling All Dolls.
American Girl Doll Store
Last year my husband and I stopped by the American Girl Doll store on Fifth Avenue and took in all of the sights – the new doll collection, museum of original dolls, doll hair salon and restaurant.
Our daughter who’s now 25 still has her original Felicity American Girl Doll and all of the clothing and accessories.
My granddaughter ‘Lil Moomette just turned 6 and as a birthday gift received her very first American Girl doll!
During Hurricane Sandy she and her family stayed at our house and she brought her new doll along. We had a fun evening as my youngest daughter brought out Felicity and her clothing and accessories, all carefully preserved. Somehow though, one of Felicity’s soccer shoes managed to get misplaced after all this time, and DD25 wasn’t too thrilled.
Fortunately, we discovered that there’s a local doll store right here in Connecticut where we can shop for American Girl Dolls and accessories, along with modern, antique and collectible dolls!
Calling All Dolls
On a recently visit out to Petticoat Junction, we stopped along the way at Calling All Dolls in the Cobalt section of East Hampton, Connecticut.
Owned by Renee Silvester, the doll store is housed in a restored historic Italianate 1830’s home at the junction of Routes 66 and 151.
Dolls for sale include current and retired American Girl dolls, Native American souvenir dolls, Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy dolls, Madame Alexander dolls, Bitty Baby dolls, Cupie dolls and more! You can find accessories including shoes, glasses, clothing and purses. I did ask whether matching outfits for girls and their American Girl Dolls are available, but they’re not offered at this time. (Back to NYC or Boston for me!)
Right now, the American Girl Doll, McKenna is very popular. If your child is about 6 like my granddaughter is, Emily is recommended. Little girls that age like to play with the dolls’ hair, and Kit is also very popular as she has short blonde hair.
Calling All Dolls provides an American Girl doll hospital and offers restoration and repairs for all types of dolls.
It’s such a fun place to visit that the shop now offers to host little girl Birthday parties! Guests are given tours of the shop and visit the American Girl doll hospital and it’s patients.
Occasionally Calling All Dolls has yard or tag sales. Call ahead to find out when the next one will be.
If you’re looking for unique dolls, gifts or fun things to do with kids in Connecticut, be sure to stop by this adorable doll house!
For More Information:
Calling All Dolls
1 Middle Haddam Road
Cobalt/East Hampton, CT
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