Two children's stores with a cult-like following opened in Michigan in August. The first American Girl store opened at the Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi on the upper level near Nordstrom. Described as a temporary pop-up shop you will be able to browse the signature dolls, books, and accessories through early 2017. The shop will also feature a fun outing option as well – their doll hair salon. Earlier this year American Girl launched a new doll in their BeForever series called Melody Ellison, a 9-year-old girl growing up in Detroit in the 1960s. The doll is meant to teach young girls about the Civil Rights Movement. Hanna Andersson, the famous purveyor of striped long johns and other high quality, bright clothes for children opened doors at the same mall. Hanna offers clothes for babies through preteens as well as a women’s and home collection. The new location will incorporate Hanna’s brand new store concept and includes local design elements. The store is located on the upper level near Nordstrom.