Girlfriends Collection

Year of introduction: 
2003
About the brand: 

The Girlfriends Collection from Carpatina is made to fit American Girl and similar-size 18" dolls. It does not fit the company's own line of slim, all-vinyl 18" dolls. All of the catalog models are Little Sisters dolls since Mihaela Hinkle, the Carpatina founder, was the designer for the Little Sisters clothing for Just Pretend / iDolls.com and bought the rights to them when the company closed.

Carpatina started selling outfits that were from the Little Sisters line on the website at the beginning of 2003. (Similarly, Carpatina also sold the rest of the stock of Stardust Classics line purchased at the close of iDolls.com.) In the middle of 2003, the Girlfriends Collection name was first used and new designs were added to the line. Since then, new designs have regularly been added in signature Carpatina style, including Medieval and Renaissance gowns, historical Asian outfits, retro, and trendy modern styles. A few of the original Little Sisters designs, like the adorable Snuggle Bunny PJs (now called Cloud Nine), still persist in the Girlfriends Collection brand.

The Girlsfriends Collection outfits are a particularly good fit for older American Girl dolls that are chubbier than the most recent dolls, though they also fit the newer dolls fine. (The Little Sisters, who are Mihaela's fit models, are proportioned like the older dolls.) The quality of these outfits is excellent and the prices are very reasonable.

Details
Height: 
18.00 in
Doll types: 
Play dolls
Heirloom play dolls
18 inch vinyl play dolls
Doll ages: 
Child dolls
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