Fashion comes in all shapes and sizes – even when that size is 11.5 inches tall. Since 1959, Barbie has been a representation of a stylish, fashion-oriented woman. Her infinite number of outfits even mirror the shifts and changes of women during the latter half of the 20th century, marking Barbie as America’s most famous figurine.
Pamela Thompson, former Betsey Johnson and Heatherette head designer (who is currently a collaborator with Anna Sui), created Tiny Frock Shop in order to bring designer style to Barbie owners and collectors around the globe. The online shop operates as a secondhand resale store for Barbie outfits. From menswear (for Ken, of course), bridal gowns, accessories, home life, and pre-loved dolls, they sell it all!
Thompson credits her 6-year-old daughter, Lily, with the tile of CEO, which further shows the cross-generational adoration for Barbie. Here’s a tidbit from Lily from the store’s website: “Hi…I am Lily. I am 6 and the CEO of Tiny Frock Shop. I know a lot about dolls. I love Barbies, milk, profit margins, the colors pink and black, TPS reports, sparkly dresses, punctuality, team players, chocolate and kitties so so much.” How ridiculously adorable is that!?
Check out Tiny Frock Shop to get a look at these cool and sophisticated teeny-tiny outfits!