Vintage Barbie Makeup Bag

The Vintage Barbie Bag

One of my favourite gifts I received this year for Christmas was from my beautiful Nonna, and it was this Vintage Barbie Make-up Bag from the 1960’s!
I can’t tell you how excited I am to own this item.
*pause for me to realize I own this item*

Every week, from the age of probably 3 until 12 (definitely older than that), I would reach under my bed and pull out a giant plastic bag will with over 100 Barbies and would play until my mom called me for dinner. So in my head, Barbie and I are best friends. And to be honest, I had absolutely NO idea that this is what Barbie looked like in the sixties.
But I’m feeling you Barbie. I dig your look.
So, the first Barbie doll came out in 1959, and looked like this:

So you can imagine how happy I was to see how similar my bag design was to the ORIGINAL BARBIE.
My make-up bag was made 6 YEARS LATER. (1965, in case you can’t see it through the photos)

And for just a little more context, this is what Barbie looked like around the time my make-up bag was released.

The make-up bag is the perfect size, and is very structured so it wont get crushed if I placed it in my luggage. I love the fact that it has a pink interior, and I also love the fact that it’s in amazing condition!

Vintage is one of my favourite kinds of things to buy these days, especially anything to do with Vintage toys. If you were into anything from the 90’s like, Polly Pockets or Cabbage Patch Kids etc. You might want to consider checking online to see what’s available. Not even to purchase, but just to scroll through to remind you of the toys you had when you were a kid.

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