If there was one thing that made you the envy of the playground in my day, it was having an American Girl doll. My friends and I pored over every catalogue that came out (back then, there were only five dolls and like half of them are retired now) and chose our favorites. Of course, mine was Samantha, but all of the dolls are amazing and I can't wait until my daughter is old enough for some. But if you're already shopping, you'll want to know what to buy at the American Girl Black Friday 2017 sale. (Everything. You'll want to buy everything.)
Every year, I head into the American Girl store here in Atlanta just so I can go gaga over every item inside. From Bitty Baby to WellieWishers to the classic historical American Girl dolls, there is literally something for everyone, and I'm always blown away by the details and lengths the company goes to in order to be inclusive. There are dolls in every skin tone and hair color, but there are also wheelchair accessories for your doll so your little one can feel like they're represented. No matter what you're looking for at American Girl (even if you're reliving all of your childhood memories like me), the Black Friday sales are worth a peek. (Side note to my own mother: I'm still waiting on Samantha's bedroom set.) Major bonus: All of the sales are available from the store's opening on Black Friday, at 8:00 a.m., through the weekend until the stores close on Sunday, Nov. 26.