Besides, they always said, "The first thing a woman notices about a man is his SHOES".We live in the "sneaker age" (where a man can actually go on a First Date in... ), so I believe having fine footwear is more important today than ever before.When it comes to clothing, the only things you worry about are modesty and warmth, but when it comes to shoes, there’s a certain technological level of construction it has to have.
Labels are most often found in the outermost clothing piece for female attire.
In a three piece suit for Barbie: jacket, blouse, pants or skirt the label will be found in the jacket.
Shoes have a lot of requirements, and yet over the past centuries they have also been interesting objects of fashion.
The demand for high quality, stylish vintage clothing is increasing and shows no sign of stopping anytime soon.
Most of the reference books list Barbie dolls and fashions (and this website) by the date the item was on the market.
However, a collector should be aware that the manufacture obviously must make their supplies prior to it being on the market, thus an outfit label or tag that has a date of © 1968 means that it was made or copyright in that year, but probably was not on the market till at least the following year.
Barbie was the star of the Mattel line, so other 11 1/2" friends were meant to share her wardrobe (this way a new doll could be purchased but a whole new wardrobe was not necessary).
Other than the swimsuits they were clothed in, only a handful of outfits were designed and labeled for the friends.
This has resulted in steadily rising prices, especially for designer vintage clothing or garments in the best wearable condition.