Barbie 1973 Best Buy Fashion #3208
This is the 1973 Barbie Best Buy Fashion #3208 as modelled by Quick Curl Barbie. The outfit consists of orange twill pantsuit with an attached psychedelically patterned halter top in jersey material. I purchased the outfit in the saleroom of the Madrid Fashion Doll Convention 2016. It was being worn by the European exclusive Funtime Barbie. However, I felt the Quick Curl Barbie would be a better model to represent this 1973 outfit. The purple shoes, which complete the ensemble were given to me by Thomas, a fabulously generous Facebook friend.
French Barbie Ad 1973
This is a great example of a vintage French magazine advertisement from 1973. It features the Quick Curl Dolls, Mod Ken, Busy Barbie and 3 of the Best Buys Outfits, plus beautiful graphics!
Quick Curl Dolls – Barbie, Francie & Kelley
I love the Quick Curl dolls and this is a page from the 1973 booklet featuring the three main dolls in the line. Very hand too as it shows their product numbers.
Quick Curl Barbie Doll #4220 1973-1976
My collection began when I managed to snaffle a mint Quick Curl Barbie doll from eBay. She came with bagged accessories and her wrist tag still, just about, in place (it fell off soon after!) Her hair is in the original set too. I still had to clean her up a little and freshen her gown.
Markings: © 1966 Mattel, Inc. U.S. & Foreign Patented Other Pat’s. Pending Made in Taiwan.