Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Thing for Spring: Plaids!


Plaid is plainly going to be making a splash this this spring. Another plaid shirt has shown up, this time in black and grey.

Find discussion for the Pink Plaid Pajamas here and for the Green and Blue Plaid Shirt here.


This black and grey plaid shirt sports a feminine front yoke and also has the clear plastic "American Girl" vanity tag on the lower right hem. Truly Me or Tenney?

Or perhaps the new Contemporary Series line will merge much more seamlessly with the Truly Me line overall where Truly Me clothes will look like they would and could be worn by Tenney but also be generic enough to be worn by any and all of the Truly Me dolls? 

I imagine that the "named" vanity tags associated with Girl of the Year with an actual character's name on the vanity tag (Isabelle, Saige and Lea's collections featured this heavily) may have depressed sales for some cute outfits because of specific names like "Isabelle" being embroidered and tagged all over the pieces. 

The use of a more generic tag might encourage wider sales of the clothing rather than have a piece associated with just one named doll. Just speculation at this point but I have definitely been puzzling over the different kinds of vanity tags being employed in the upcoming releases.

4 comments:

  1. This may be my favorite of all!

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    1. I think it is a very sweet and feminine take on the classic plaid shirt. Not my most favorite piece, but seems like a wardrobe staple for certain!

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  2. I enjoy your detective work and your speculation! :)

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    1. Thank you! It is fun to share and get feedback.

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