American Girl opens in Calgary

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.

baby merchandizing

Indigo Kids

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…

luxe baby products

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. 

Indigo Kids

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.

What would anna and elsa do?

American Girl

1950s American Girl doll

The accessories are almost better than the dolls at American Girl

Alberta’s first AG boutique is kitted out in its signature style (lots of pink!) and though pricy, this is one brand I can get behind thanks to its empowering messages to girls. The store (within a store) isn’t a large as the multi-level stores you’d find in the states, but it’s still well curated with American Girl’s most iconic collections, including the Girl of the Year® and most importantly, lots of darling accessories, so your girls can be all matchy-matchy.

American girl santa outfit

Look for this deal if you spend over $50. Good luck spending less.

Best is this location has a Doll Hair Salon, where American Girl fans can treat their dolls to a new hairstyle or ear piercing. In addition, child-friendly events and programs will be slated throughout the year.

American girl doll hair salon

Is anyone in your family into American Girl? Will you check out the new store and expanded Indigo Kids?

P.S. You might also enjoy reading: Remortgaging the house to shop at American Girl Place NYC and Kid project: Feel good box.