Personal Shopping Experience at American Girl Place


It’s that time of year again. January at The Jet-Set Family only means one thing: it’s birthday month! Time for Jet-Set Tot’s annual pilgrimage to The Grove in Los Angeles for a little shopping spree and celebration at the American Girl and American Girl Cafe.

Born one day apart, Jet-Set Tot brought her Jet-Set BFF to enjoy the fun. Together they had an amazing girl’s day behind-the-scenes with their very own personal shopper, Karina L. The girls were escorted into a special room where they were asked what their interests were, if they knew what dolls they liked, given special birthday stickers, and the catalog to thumb through before their big adventure. Inside the Personal Shopping lounge, we were also given the opportunity to ‘meet’ the new American Girl Doll for 2013, Saige, and see her model all of her beautiful outfits and accessories.


Karina handed us big red bags, and walked us through the store department by department telling us the stories behind all of the dolls and collecting merchandise as the girls pointed to what they liked. Talk about service! With the help of Karina, we were able to brave the crowded store on the weekend with ease. We also had a private place to go thru the items that was peaceful and closed off to the public. This way, there was no rush and we could decide which things we wanted to purchase after lunch. Yes! She even held the goods to the side so we could enjoy our birthday celebration upstairs at the American Girl Cafe without having to trip over big bulky bags. Through the personal shopping service we were also able to order a few items online that were back-ordered and they were kind enough to take care of shipping costs!

So which American Girl doll was lucky enough to come home with The Jet-Set Family? None other than the super-hip and uber-stylish, 1970’s cool girl & Julie Albright’s BFF, Ivy Ling! This by the way, made Jet-Set Mom VERY happy since let’s face it, long American Girl doll hair is the friend of no mother.

A very special thank you to our personal shopper & new friend, Karina L., and an extra HUGE hug and thank you to our Jet-Set Family for spoiling The Jet-Set Tot with gift cards!

The Jet-Set Family will be returning soon so get ready!

American Girl Place | 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles | (877) 247 5223

Hugs & passports,

– Nicole

Nicole_StandleyNicole Standley a.k.a. Jet-Set Mom, is a social influencer + lifestylist covering luxury travel, fine-dining, fashion & pop culture for The Trend Tribe. Contributor for CBS LA, Lucky Magazine, Burke Williams Spa &, follow her latest travels and escapades on Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

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