Fans will find a complete assortment of the company’s popular historical and contemporary dolls, along with doll outfits, accessories, girl-sized clothing and a variety of best-selling American Girl books. In addition, American Girl fans will be able to enjoy a meal and dessert or celebrate a birthday in the store’s fun and casual bistro. Store open M-Th 10 am-8 pm, F-Sa 10 am-9 am, 11 am-6 pm; bistro, M-Th 11 am-5:30 pm, F-Sa 10 am-7:30 pm, Su 11 am-4:30 pm. www. americangirl.com/retailstore/charlotte. 4400 Sharon Road (SouthPark Mall), 877.247.5223. Map 1 C7
BRILLIANT SKY TOYS & BOOKS—
This 3,650-square-foot toy retailer is stocked with high-quality toys, games, books and anything else a kid, or kid-at-heart, could imagine. Go back to classic wooden toys and puzzles or start experimenting with science and nature projects. Open M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-6 pm. www. brilliantskytoys.com. 9882-G Rea Rd., 704.542.5145.
This children’s clothing store has you covered for every stage, from newborn to teen, with sweet outfits, teething toys, accessories, shoes and more. Open M-Sa 9:30 am-5:30 pm. www.facebook.com/pg/FancyPantsCharlotte. 1025 Providence Road, 704.344.0333.
THE MILKY WAY—
There’s more than cute onesies and miniature sandals when it comes to caring for a new baby, and it can all be found here—along with adorable onesies and sandals. Stash includes breast-feeding accessories, soft Chenille blankets, patterned Fleurville diaper bags and nifty baby dinnerware sets. Open M-F 10 am-6 pm, Sa 10 am-5 pm. www.amilkyway. com. Shops at Twin Oaks, 1419 East Blvd., 704.374.9200. Map 1 D6
Pulling from designer lines across the globe, this high-end children’s boutique offers such brands as Il Gufo and Nellystella. Dress your little one in the the angelic prints and adorable ensembles of European fashion. Open M-Sa 10 am-5 pm. www.facebook.com/ pg/tiny4children. 715 Providence Road, 704.900.5667.