Saturday, January 10, 2009

Barbie Shanghai

To add to my Fashionista fantasy, I just had to share this with you...

Barbie Shanghai

Mattel has created the ultimate Barbie experience in China. They've got a Barbie spa and cafe featuring Barbie products so mothers and daughters can have the ultimate girls day out. Girls can design their own Barbie outfits, have a photo shoot with Barbie, and see fashion shows featuring great designers such as Vera Wang!
Check out this design by Vera - just for Barbie!

Imagine - a day of all things Barbie - what more could any little girl want? The flagship store has 6 floors and over 40,000 (yes, forty-thousand!) square feet of shopping and dining space - designed by super awesome Slade Architecture - we like them because they are cute, married and parents to 3 girls - how lucky are they to have mom and dad as architects of the flagship Barbie Shanghai store? Shop, dine, spa - all things Barbie, all things pink and all things totally girl.

I am totally going to have to plan a special trip to Shanghai just to visit (that is uh - between my shifts in the ER and changing dipes and running Ooh La La Mama). Maybe next week... My boys might not be so stoked - oh wait - Max would love it. He's our little red-headed 'metro' 4 year old - artist, poet, mohawk sportin' Tae Kwon Do master (yellow belt last week! Go Max!)

Well - we'll get there someday! And if any of you are lucky enough to visit before our lucky day comes - please send pics and tell us all about it.

Check it out and plead with them to open one here in LA! Maybe we can persuade them by the time my little girl is old enough to play with Barbies. :)


Robin ~ PENSIEVE said...

Unbelievable...40,000 sf? Then again, look at American Girls Store (Chicago) and yeah...dolls are the joys of the young and young at heart.

Wild stuff.

(BTW, did you know your spacing is wonky on this post? Tons of white space & returns...:) )

Shannon (@Cajun_Mama) said...

Holy cow that's a big building full of Barbies.

My Barbie had a remote control convertible, back before they were cordless. She would start driving real fast until the controls yank out my hand and then she would wreck.

Then she was upgraded to an RV for traveling the US and then progressed to the airplane for overseas trips. I wonder if my Barbie ever went to Shanghai? LOL.

nicólle said...

WOW! 6 Floors of Barbie, my childhood fantasy! I'm going to blog about your blog post right now! I've got to share this!

nicólle said...

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

We visit American Girls in NY often and it always amazes me how big that place is, but I'm afraid it pales in comparision. My daughter would absolutely love that place. Maybe they need on in NY too!!

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Wow that sounds like the ultimate Barbie Lover's experience. I'd love to check that out even though I don't have a little girl! I don't think I could talk the hubby into that trip. :) But that would be awesome to have one in the States.

Work at Home Mom said...

This comes too late for my girls, who are all grown. Looks really neat though.

LazyBreeze Jewelry said...

I would love to see that! I had so many Barbie's as a kid, and even into my teens when I no longer played I kept a collection of Barbie's from around the world. Thats definitely something I'd love to take my little girl to someday, but first I have to have a little girl, lol.

DJane said...

That does look like a lot of fun.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and showing some support. Being a wife, mom, ER doc and owning your own company?! ...and you think I have a plate full?

Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

PrissyGreen said...

barbie will always beat american girl. hehe!


Faith said...

I am following you and love the line. I just bought the one outfit for my pseudo niece in NC. She will love it. Your clothing is awesome.

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Megan said...

I have little boys, but I would Love to see it!! I love barbies still:)