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.
Barbie 1979 Best Buy Fashion #2777
This is another MIP 1979 Superstar Era Best Buy Fashion #2777. It consists of a short playsuit in a woven striped fabric of rust, navy, yellow, and ecru. I nabbed this from eBay also and again it cost £5.00.
Barbie 1979 Best Buy Fashion #2776
The Barbie Best Buy Fashion #2776 was released in 1979 and is from the Superstar Barbie Era. It consists of a floral patterned strapless dress with an elasticated waist and a gathered upper top. I bagged a MIP example from eBay for £5.00. The packet includes a booklet and on the back there are photo instructions on how to correctly dress your precious Barbie doll.
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!
Best Buy Fashion #9622
This is the Barbie Best Buy Fashion #9622 from 1977. The outfit consists of a white tricot turtleneck blouse with a blue vest and a diagonally striped long tricot skirt. This outfit coordinates with Skipper’s Best Buy Outfit #9710. I bought this one loose from eBay. I gently cleaned and freshened it but there is still some slight staining on the white blouse front and sleeves. I also repaired the press stud at the back of the dress at the waist.