But, I have to confess, I haven't been keeping it very tidy.
My daughter-in-law observed recently that the business model for Barbie in those early days was very much like the current American Girl Doll. Everything was really well made. A child would own one or two dolls and buy clothes and accessories little by little.
For the first three years I owned one Barbie. She cost $3 ($23 in today's money) and came wearing nothing but a bathing suit. And then my older sister got me this very cool Barbie with WIGS!
Since I have a few of these books I can tell you how much Barbie's clothing sold for at the time.
The workmanship was incredible. Everything was made in Japan. That's were the cheap labor was in those days.
Look at the inside of this dress. The hem is slipstitched by hand! And each outfit came with an official woven Barbie label.
And, I was very surprised to find one of my first attempts, a shirt for Ken.
So, tomorrow, I'll show you the good stuff I have for Ken!
But WAIT ... I'm adding Barbie's very first TV commercial ... fun!