Unless you just want the complete set, I would skip the accessories. The hankerchief is just a printed piece of thin white cotton.
The barrettes have a rose motiff, but they are plastic and look rather cheap and easily breakable.
The watch would be cuter without with hologram sticker, which doesn't even look like it was printed very well (I couldn't get a close up on it). The band is black ribbon. I'm tempted to peel off the sticker and paint a face on the watch.
The purse is the only redeeming item, which reminds me of my grandmother's old purses I played with as a child.
Grade B i liked the accessories after Emily's Meet Accessories I almost never wanted to buy another. The purse reminded me so much of my Grandma's purse. The watch is heavy and although it never shows up in the book the time on the watch is important part in the story. The purse and handkerchief also is shown the barrettes are the only down note in this set in my opinion they don't show in the story and they look horrible on her I rather put in the ribbon. I do agree with Kris though if you are not sure about this item don't you NEED to get it. The accessories to me seem to bet not as important to get as they once were.
Grade B, maybe B+ I really like the watch but I find it hard to put on Ruthie. Her purse is very cute and has a lovely click sound when you close it. My daughter makes sure Ruthie always has her purse with her. The hankie is alright, not much to play with. All in all I am happy we have the accessories.
I was super excited to get this set because of the purse, it reminded me of something my grandmother used to have but the material is very cheap and feels gross in my hands. The clasp on the purse is also plastic and I don't like how shiny it is.
The watch looks pathetic. The handkerchief is thin, definitely not the quality of past handkerchiefs.
The barrettes are nice but something else can be found for a lot cheaper than buying this set for $20.
Hair clips: Boring, plastic. I'm pretty sure I had similar barrettes as a young child. I guess Kit's barrette is plastic too, but... they're just boring. Grade: C
Purse: The purse is great. The outside is nice and shiny, looks like patent leather. I think it is really pretty, and could be used for a dress-up modern occasion too. Grade: A
Hankie: Disappointing quality. It's just a screen-printed square of thin cotton fabric. I guess I was expecting it to be embroidered like many of the other AG hankies. Grade: C
Watch: The watch is really cute, and I like it on Ruthie. I like that the strap is not plastic and that it has a real buckle! You kind-of have to get a certain angle to get it on, so that could be a negative for kids. However...the watch STAINS. The stains came off Baby and Ruthie with a Magic Eraser, but I would still advise that you don't leave it on your Ruthie doll for more than a few days. Grade: B (would have been higher without staining)
Overall grade: a solid B
I like to have all the meet accessory sets, but I'm not sure I would've gotten this one otherwise. The purse is adorable, and I like the watch minus the staining aspect. But it's definitely not one of my favorite meet accessory sets.