Wide eyes and hopeful smiles abound as young shoppers gaze with wonder.
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American Girl facts
* More than 143 million American Girl books have been sold since 1986.
* More than 23 million American Girl dolls have been sold through the company’s catalogue, retail stores, and website since 1986.
* American Girl magazine has a circulation of more than 450,000, ranking it among the top 10 children’s magazines in the nation and the largest publication dedicated exclusively to girls ages 8 and up.
* American Girl’s retail stores have welcomed more than 54 million visitors.
* The American Girl website, americangirl.com, receives more than 70 million visits per year.
* American Girl has a longstanding commitment to children’s charities nationwide. To date, the company has donated more than $96 million in cash and products.