The end of August is rapidly approaching and that means Beth’s Best takes the 18″ dolls Back to School Shopping! It is rivaled only by shopping for school supplies, which the girls may be doing soon. Fortunately for Sophia, Julia and Catherine, there was a new boutique that opened with a great selection of Back to School outfits for 18″ dolls. Catherine was immediately drawn to a super cute 2 piece leggings set DRTSD-BK for 18 inch dolls. The long sleeve tunic length top has a scooped neckline with an oversized matching satin bow detail. It is just perfect for the cooler fall temperatures ahead and the sequin trimmed black leggings were just her style. A special treat was the purchase of a zebra print handbag SH-ABZ and a pair of jeweled toe ballerina flats that fit 18″ dolls S1LJ-BY. While styled like a shoulder bag, the purse is rounded with the large strap built into the design and the hot pink satin trim just pops against the black and white print. DRTLP-IS, black leather pants, a multicolored sweater and infinity scarf 3 piece pants outfit for 18in dolls was Julia’s first choice. She loved the look as a pants, sweater, accessory 3 piece set and was very excited to wear these leather pants with a variety of other American Girl sized shirts. Her splurge was the hot pink oversized handbag DNLP-HP that will hold just about all her “stuff”. She loved the quilted detail and longer shoulder straps that won’t slip off her shoulder. Her comfy leopard print 18″ doll ballet flats SBFT-AN-TN that she wears all the time looked super cute with this outfit. A total winner! Sophia was the mystery shopper and the gals were not sure what she scampered off and purchased when they were not looking. Her favorite olive green military style 18″ doll jacket SPMJ-OL is a piece that she wears with everything from her leggings, SPJ-DN to skirts…whatever her mood. Both Catherine and Julia were guessing if she was drawn to some of the display outfits, DRFPJ-PT, the coral peplum top and floral jeans number or the 18″ olive pants and plaid shirt 2 piece set DROSC-PB? Maybe the hot pink 18″ cowgirl boots, SCB-HP and matching outfit jeggings and plaid shirt set DRPB-JB. Well, Sophia will just have to wait until Catherine and Julia are done trying on clothes, although they were pretty happy with the first outfits they tried on. For all of you headed back to school, have fun shopping for clothing that fits your American Girl 18 inch dolls.