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Old 09-26-2012, 09:24 AM   #1
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Less Expensive Furniture for AG Dolls

Does anyone know of a place to buy furniture for the American Girl dolls - other than the AG stores? My daughter received McKenna for her birthday and really wants McKenna's bed, but it is over $200 and I just can't bring myself to pay that much - especially if we take a last minute trip to Disney in Dec.!
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:29 AM   #2
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Does anyone know of a place to buy furniture for the American Girl dolls - other than the AG stores? My daughter received McKenna for her birthday and really wants McKenna's bed, but it is over $200 and I just can't bring myself to pay that much - especially if we take a last minute trip to Disney in Dec.!
Check Toys R Us. They have Journey Girls furniture. DD got a loft bed for her AG doll there, and it is made of wood and very sturdy. It looks very similar to DD's loft bed, and she loves it. It also has a built in desk, tv, bookcase, etc. Good luck!

ETA: Looks like they still carry the bed...http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...ductId=4082098

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Old 09-26-2012, 09:32 AM   #3
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Does anyone know of a place to buy furniture for the American Girl dolls - other than the AG stores? My daughter received McKenna for her birthday and really wants McKenna's bed, but it is over $200 and I just can't bring myself to pay that much - especially if we take a last minute trip to Disney in Dec.!
hmmmm - the thing about that loft bed set is it isn't just a bed - it is a loft bed with all those little accessories (doll sized charlotte web book) and the little hamster wheel etc. and McKenna's desk too.

You can buy other brand furniture all over the place that is the right size for the doll (I have great nieces who love this doll stuff)

http://www.dollsclothes-emilyrose.co...Beds-s/348.htm

But does your daughter want just a bed or all that other stuff too? I did a quick Google search and it looks like there are several creative people who have been making their own versions.
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Target has generation girl stuff. Also if you don't mind second hand you can find some great priced things on Ebay and Craigslist. Or even consignment shops.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:12 PM   #5
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I just bought really cute canopy beds for my daughters at Walmart.com. Joann's and Michaels craft stores carry a cute line of clothes for the dolls. Outfits are $9.99, and then I always use a coupon.

I didn't mind shelling out for the AG doll, but the rest of my stuff is off brand.
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Bed from Ikea

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10101664/

someone hacked them and turned them into bunk beds

http://www.ikeahackers.net/2012/01/d...for-dolls.html
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Does anyone know of a place to buy furniture for the American Girl dolls - other than the AG stores? My daughter received McKenna for her birthday and really wants McKenna's bed, but it is over $200 and I just can't bring myself to pay that much - especially if we take a last minute trip to Disney in Dec.!
My dd also wants that bed. My dh told her no way, you could buy an ipod with that much money!
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:36 PM   #8
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Try Etsy! I have found tons of cute stuff for AG dolls!
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Target has the Our Generation furniture. We had a few pieces as kids, and it held up fairly well. I don't know if the quality has changed since then or not. Also check walmart and toys r us- they have furniture for their 18" doll lines, as well.

Local craft shows is another option, though prices vary crafter to crafter- my grandparents bought us a lot of handmade doll furniture that's held up very well- my little cousins play with mine when they come over, and it still looks brand new.

I agree that she may not want just the bed- she might be more interested in the accesories that come with it- you could try checking e-bay to see what people are selling just the accesories for, but it's probably pretty expensive.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:41 PM   #10
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I bought the $20 unfinished bed from IKEA, stained it dark brown and sewed bedding in almost identical fabric to Felicity's. Since it is discontinued and goes for $300 on eBay I had to get creative. My daughter loves it and I don't know if she even realized at the time that it wasn't the 'real' deal. Of course she does now but she doesn't care.

If things aren't retired you can sometimes score a decent deal on eBay, especially if you can jump in at the last minute.
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Target on line. They have things online that they don't have in the stores. I bought the bunk beds a few years ago.
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I just ordered DD a really cute day bed with trundle off of Etsy. The seller makes bedding too and we customized the colors/patterns for the bedding. I'm so excited, DD is going to love it and it didn't eat up my whole Christmas budget for her.
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Thanks everyone for the helpful suggestions. I showed dd the one at Target and she loved - said it was better than McKenna's bed! And, $55 is much easier to swallow than $225!
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$200 for a doll bed?? Am I missing something here?
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