New Spring Outfits and Accessories from Our Generation

Kanani in new OG Doll Clothes Gardening SetOur Generation has some fun new releases that are (finally) appearing in Target stores this month.  I’d seen the new outfits popping up on Instagram and on the American Girl forums a few weeks before they were available locally, and the hunt was on.

After trawling four (!) area Target stores weekly for a solid month, I finally hit the jackpot when I arrived at a store first thing in the morning just after the Our Generation aisle had been restocked.

<insert glorious photo of fully stocked OG section which I regrettably forgot to take!>

Although I’ve long been a fan of the Our Generation accessories, I have never purchased any of the OG doll clothing.  I’ve been tempted a number of times by cute styles, but upon closer inspection of the fabrics, I haven’t been able to pull the trigger and buy, despite very inexpensive price points.  Some of the materials seem so incredibly cheap that they don’t appear to be “real” fabric at all, but rather some odd, thin, stiff polyester plastic concoction.  And don’t even get me started on the shoes that come bundled with the outfits.

That said, I have to hand it to Our Generation and hopefully declare that they are finally, if only marginally, improving their quality. I was impressed enough by two of the outfits I found to actually make a purchase, along with two of the newest accessory sets.  Some of the newly released clothing appeared to be made of actual cotton or at least a poly-blend that included enough cotton that the fabric felt like.. fabric.

Unfortunately, there are still problems.  The inside seams are left unfinished with a tendency to fray and some of the fabrics are still downright flimsy and the included shoes are still not great.   But OG does seem to have at least nailed the aesthetics with this spring release while, arguably, American Girl brand is falling behind.

My American Girl Doll #55 Models new Our Generation Romper Jumping for Joy

I made a video review of the gardening set and romper outfit I bought and also a quick overview of the s’mores camping/cookout accessory pack and the newest lunch set.

There were a couple of other outfits I was tempted to purchase but ultimately decided against since the styles were simple and easy to recreate on my own with better fabrics and finishings.

Have you purchased any of the new Our Generation outfits or accessories?  Do you feel they are increasing in quality? I’d love to hear your opinions!

3 comments

  1. Flo says:

    I would say yes and no to the improvement on quality. I think that some of the accessories they are including are definitely an improvement, particularly with shoes, I’ve gotten two pair with sets recently that are beyond cute! Sewing wise–eh. Some things are really well made and some not so great. My biggest complaint is irregularity in their sizing. I realize that their dolls aren’t exactly the same size as AG dolls, but would like someone to explain to me why some things are too tight while other things are enormous. I recently bought two sets, returned the one before I even got it out of the package because I was dissatisfied with the workmanship on what I could see, who knows what it looked like where I couldn’t see. The one I kept was a big letdown in that I couldn’t even get the shirt on the doll because the openings weren’t big enough to get over her hands. I doubt this outfit would even go on an OG doll easily. I fixed it, but I shouldn’t have had to.

  2. Balou Gardner says:

    I have about three og doll outfits that im pretty happy with. Three of them that i bought in the past i gave away because i thought they looked childish and bad quality. Im very happy with every og accessory set that i have ever bough. I have about 9 og accessory sets besides the gourmet kitchen and retro diner. Some of the doll food i wasnt happy with because the paint was smugged and chipped. Also sometimes the plastic doesnt have smooth edges which was very dissapointing.

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