Barbie Shanghai

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Barbie Shanghai
Headquarters 550 Huai Hai Middle Road, Shanghai, China

Barbie Shanghai was the first Mattel Barbie flagship store in the world.[1] Located in Shanghai, China,[2] this 35,000-square-foot (3,300 m2) store held the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of Barbie dolls and licensed Barbie products.[3] It ceased activities in March 2011.[4]

Construction[edit]

Mattel worked with BIG, the branding and design division of Ogilvy & Mather, to develop creative concept, identify project location, explore featured activities and identify creative partners. Slade Architecture led the design including the exterior, interior, fixtures, and furnishings.

Services[edit]

Spa treatments, hair and nail services, and skincare products were available. The Design Center allowed girls to become a fashion designer in a 30-minute experience of the steps of the design process (inspiration, concept, prototypes, fabrics etc.). In the end, girls could sit down at a PC to create their own doll. In the Fashion Runway, Girls could experience a real runway show by getting dressed in fashions from world-renowned designers. The Barbie Cafe were a collaboration with Australian celebrity chef David Laris. The bar had karaoke, a DJ, and pink martinis, known as Barbietinis. Barbie chocolates were available, also created by the Australian celebrity chef David Laris.

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Coordinates: 31°13′15″N 121°28′06″E / 31.22089°N 121.4684°E / 31.22089; 121.4684