Sunday, September 14, 2014

The California line--The clothes

Back of the clothing box
From the 1988 poster
Barbie Journal, fall 1988

Barbie clothing
All came with shoes and accessories.  The woven cotton outfits came with yellow visors and yellow 1980s Hong Kong heels.  (How did she walk in the sand in those shoes?)  Felt belts and flying discs were dark pink or yellow, although there was no set color for any outfit.   The shoes varied for the knit ensembles.  The names come from the decals on the shirts.  You can find the outfits on ebay with both the California and California Dream logos.
#4464 Los Angeles yellow stretch pants, white T-shirt with flamingos decal (called Flamingo in Mexico)
#4464 Los Angeles from Kmart
#4465 California oversized white blouse and matching capri pants (Original purchase price at Children’s Palace $5.99 on Feb. 17, 1989.)  (Called Fisherman/Pescador in Mexico)
#4465 California oversized yellow striped blouse and matching capri pants from Kmart.  (Original purchase price $6.99.)   Matches Mrs. Heart’s and Megan Heart’s #9595 Jumpsuits from 1985.
#4466 Santa Monica white knit halter, dark pink stretch pants
#4466 Santa Monica from Kmart
#4467 Los Angeles pink print fitted blouse, matching mini skirt (Original purchase price at Children's Palace $5.99 on July 7, 1989.)
#4467 Los Angeles blue and white striped fitted blouse, matching mini skirt from Kmart (Original purchase price $6.69 on March 17, 1989.)  Matches the Kmart Fashion Friend #7488 sundress from 1990, also a Kmart exclusive.
#4468 Hollywood white knit oversized T-shirt and white knit stretch pants, long dark pink straight knit skirt (Original purchase price at Children's Palace $4.22, on July 9, 1992.)
#4468 Hollywood white knit oversized T-shirt and yellow stretch pants, long pale pink straight knit skirt from Kmart

One Ken outfit
#4469 California aqua print shirt, aqua stripe shorts, heavy white T-shirt (Original price $5.99 from Zayre's, on Feb. 17, 1989.)
#4469 California white shirt with LP print, blue shorts and blue T-shirt from Kmart (Original price $6.69 on July 7, 1989.)  


California Kens in variations of #4469 California.
On the left is a Kmart exclusive.

Island Fun Barbies in variations of #4465 California.
On the right is a Kmart exclusive.

Sensations Bopsy and Island Fun Teresa
in variations of #4467 Los Angeles.
On the left is a Kmart exclusive.


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