I’ve kept this in my Drafts folder for a while now and thought I’d drag it out, in time for a New Year’s Eve’s “Gawk & Gasp” fest.
I’m sure the rest of the street pales in comparison. One way to draw the customers and for Barbie dear to stand out. Not so good for the other stores who instantly disappear!
Check out the psychedelic pink escalator going up/in. I’m not a fan of endless escalators… makes me feel woozy. I’m sure this would too!
It’s a little bit like going into the psychedelic rabbit hole!
This flagship contains a spa, cafe, design studio, fashion stage and thousands and thousands of new and vintage Barbies. I’m not the biggest fan of dolls. Actually I hate them. But to see the detail on Barbie’s clothes and accessories would be a thrill all its own.
I grew up with Barbie, only having one doll, coveting my younger cousin’s 3-4 figures. Mum couldn’t afford Barbie clothes or shoes for my doll (hand-me-downs from said cousin) so I learnt to make my own with mum’s Singer treadle sewing machine. I still remember the pink work suit and the apple green Audrey-style dress I made for her. Of course I grew way past Barbie when I hit 12.
This stairwell is pretty damn amazing.
What’s that dotting the stairwell, you say?
Let’s look closer…
A whopping 875 Barbies glassed in individual boxes. Which is a relief for the cleaners. Can you imagine the dusting??
That’s a great way to display a giant collection. Glass banisters with glass shelving with pez collection. Or vintage cars.
Completely keeping within the Barbie beauty theme, this superstore isn’t replete without a spa, beauty parlour or cosmetic shop. And it delivers:
Fancy buying Barbie clothes? (For life sized children and adults)
White, bright, clean and very funky stairwell! (I hope they pay their cleaning crew damn well.)
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This is NOT a Hannah play toy!