Hello, hello, and welcome to the mirth and madness that I call Laterose Doll Clothes, the blog! Today I am finally getting around the second part of my talk on the Doll Clothes Superstore.
Doll Clothes Superstore (then the Doll Clothes Warehouse) was the first place that my mom bought me clothes for my Samantha American Girl doll. The clothes available for the 18 inch dolls are simply the best in the world. Back then, they made clothing that was comparable to American Girl company, and they still do, but at a steep fraction of the price.
Samantha is wearing a school uniform dress that is no longer available from the Superstore. The jumper is a heavy flannel and the blouse is a very nice light cotton. Her shoes were from a now defunct line sold at the equally defunct Ames stores.
This blue dress is model that is also no longer available (This red one is similar, really pretty). It's one of the nicest ones I've bought.
Grace models one of the colonial style dresses, found here.
This one requires a bit of explanation. This is my Mom's Crissy doll, made by Ideal toys in the late 60s and 70s. Crissy had long since lost all her original clothes, so one day it came into my head to buy her something that was era authentic to replace her now missing clothes. I found the Rose Garden Capri set and thought "I wonder if that will work." I ordered it and a few other items that I needed for various projects. When it arrived, the pants were hopelessly small for both my 18 inch dolls, so it went to Crissy.
Now let's talk about shoes! Doll Clothes Superstore has a huge variety of shoes available for purchase to match all their outfits.
These pretty boots are perfect for all sorts of historical outfits...or maybe a young superhero!
These shoes are made for walkin'! These cute little sneakers are perfect for any modern outfit your dolls wear.
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