Last week marked the 54th birthday of Barbie doll. The original 11 inch tall blond with a ponytail was based on another doll based from a German comic strip character called Lilli. Mattel purchased the rights and made its own version.
In 1959 Mattel promoted Barbie to thousands through their sponsorship of the "Mickey Mouse Club." Barbie caused an immediate demand and sales went through the ceiling. Only two years later, Mattel to release a boyfriend for Barbie named Ken. Midge, Barbie's best friend arrived a year later followed by a little sister, Skipper one year later.
Barbie’s introduction was positive image for the woman of the 1960s. She showed that there were other career alternatives other than homemaker. Over the years, she held just about every career from the flight attendant, air force pilot, doctor and astronaut.
Barbie was manufactured globally and as several nationalities. She portrayed public figures in collector editions ranging from Audrey Hepburn as Holly Gollightly in "Breakfast at Tiffany’s" to Elizabeth Taylor dripping in jewels to singer Taylor Swift. Still modern today, this success story from Mattel with Barbie and Company has left an indelible legacy to the American culture. More than 800 million dolls being sold worldwide, she is a girl about town who is timeless.
Even Barbie has owned several miniature recreations of Louis Vuitton Handbags. The authentic Louis Vuitton Galliera PM bag is one that fits into any daily lifestyle even user Ashley Tisdale.
The tote is simply striking and is super supple. Besides being crafted in tried and true success-story of the LV monogram canvas, natural cowhide leather trim and gold tone hardware, it stands out by its gold tone “Louis Vuitton Inventeur” plaque on the front exterior.
The pre-owned Louis Vuitton Galliera offers a single flat leather shoulder strap with adjustable buckle and ring attachments. The base of the used LV offers protective feet with cowhide enhancements as well as raised gold tone feet.
Besides its carefree shape, storage space within is more than ample. The used LV Galliera opens at the top via magnetic closure. Lined in taupe Alcantara, it is easy to organize with a snap close flap pocket as well as an open one for a cell. It also contains a d-ring for keys making rummaging for them a thing of the past.
Any successful formula is hard to top with that of a Barbie doll and an authentic Louis Vuitton Galliera PM.