Attention shoppers! American Girl has just opened its first boutique in Calgary. Located inside the newly revamped Indio Kids at Chinook Centre, you now have two reasons to shop or browse for inspiration before the holidays. (And don’t forget those polar bears will be set up soon.) Here’s a look at what to expect.
Expanding their previous footprint by a whopping 5,200 sq. ft., consider this your one stop shop for Christmas, birthday parties or even outings with the kids. There are big toys, little toys, retro Fisher Price toys, games, a LEGO section, the list goes on. The expanded experience still relies on pillars such as creativity (lots of make believe costumes and craft supplies) and building and design. The brass at Indigo realize folks shop all categories, so they’ve made our shopping experience seamless from books to toys to baby wear.
I was particularly pleased to see The Honest Company featured. They produce eco-friendly, yet beautifully designed durable products for babes and toddlers. Stuff like diapers, wipes, sun screen, etc…
Need stocking stuffers? You’ll find them lining the shelves right by check out. Loads of stickers, crafts, mini lego figurings, Shopkins….. All good stuff easily within reach of busy hands. Forewarned is forearmed.
And yes, there are books. So many books. Fabulous children’s books are arranged by age group. You’ll find all the best brands, including Usborne, my fave. Now that my daughter is older, we’re all over the American Girl books. Their advice library is the bees knees. Parents of tweens might want to consider picking up YOU (puberty), The Smart Girl’s Guide to Money and that age set can’t get enough of the quiz books.