The American Girl company started in 1986 with the historical trio of Kirsten, Samantha and Molly. In 1995 they introduced the first “Girls of Today” – 18″ dolls that were meant as contemporary friends for girls ages 8-12. Β 

Madelon sent in photos of two early Girl of Today items for today’s Throwback Thursday.

Pleasant Company jacket

The American Girl jacket came out in 1995 and is like a Letterman Style jacket. The sleeves are black and the body is purple.

Pleasant Company jacket

On the back of the jacket is the original Girl of Today logo embroidered into it. Β It came with a matching cap and was discontinued in 2001.

Proud to be an American Girl shirt

Kit is wearing the 10th Anniversary American Girl shirt that came out in 1996 – the 10th anniversary of American Girl. It was part of a matching set that included a girl sized shirt, too.

I think it is fantastic that some of these early outfits are still around and being worn by the American Girl dolls today.Β 

Thanks Madelon for sending these in and thanks Kit for being such a gracious model!