were creations used by adults in early modern Europe. Fashion dolls were prototype samples of clothing styles, passed between adults who were involved in designing or purchasing expensive dresses and suits. Once the dolls were outdated, they were apparently given to girls as toys. A recent trend in the Barbie doll line in particular is to produce "collectors" versions of the doll marketed to adults, with Barbie wearing historic couture reproductions.
According to a public filing from June, the dolls aren't bringing in as much revenue as they used to. Sales of American Girl brand toys fell 19% last quarter compared to the same time last year.
I couldn’t agree with you more. I initially followed the stereotypes of buying my daughter girl toys (dolls, teddies), but she didn’t quite respond to them. Blocks, trains, and cars: she thoroughly enjoyed. So I’m learning not to impose my own prejudices and allowing her to take the lead instead.
This is a list of some of the new, fun girl toys! Some of the best toys for girls include , , arts and crafts, jewelry design, and pretend play!