Loungefly Barbie Fun in the Sun Mini Backpack will be available for pre-order starting June 1st at 12 AM EST.
I’m loving the cheery, summery vibes on this retro Barbie mini backpack from Loungefly.
Celebrating the incredible heritage of the iconic toy doll brand, the design has a distinctly swirly 60s feel to it, incorporating an array of Barbies and Kens, ready to hit the beach, along with a delightfully glittery beach ball-shaped enamel zip puller.
Never has a toy reflected so well the behavior of an era as Barbie, a doll that has lived through all the changes of these last four decades. She is rich, beautiful, famous, intelligent, and always in fashion.
She has the perfect boyfriend and many friends who adore her. Barbie’s world is pink, made of dreams and fantasy, where everything is possible.
Did you know that it was a feminist entrepreneur who created the first fashionista and empowering toy on the planet? Ruth Handler, the Mattel co-founder, realized that her daughter, Barbara (whose nickname was Barbie – yay!), loved to change the clothes on her paper dolls.
Still, there were no cloth or plastic options on the market with a teenage girl’s features that she could draw inspiration from, only babies. So in March 1959, Ruth and her husband, Elliot, launched Barbie at a New York fair.
Ruth’s idea was to show that, through the doll, the girl could be anything she wanted. “Barbie has always represented the fact that women have choices,” she said.
Do you dream of going to the moon? Astronaut Barbie (from 1965) did, even before man did (1969). Want to be a doctor, a president, or a game developer? In six decades, Barbie has had more than 180 professions, always portraying society’s desires at the time.
Such purpose is still current and driving the brand, which sells a doll every three seconds and a house of her every two minutes in the world! The secret of success is in Barbie’s own path, which constantly reinvents itself. Just like us, women, right?
You can also look for more June 2021 pre-order bags arriving in July 2021 on our dedicated page here or the Loungefly Barbie collectionhere.
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