The Barbie Shanghai flagship store is meant to appeal to urban professional women, who are less concerned than male counterparts about price. (By Eugene Hoshiko -- Associated Press)

Who says we're too old to appreciate Barbie? It's all the rage with Shanghai girls. I'm not only talking about the little 8 yr olds, I'm talking about their mothers and big 20-something-year-old girls! Fortunately for me, the Barbie flagship store in Shanghai is too far out for me to pop by every once in two days to ogle in awe of the pretty dolls and whatever else they carry in there.

A Barbie flagship. In China. Well I suppose they get made there anyway, but who'd ever imagine years ago this was possible? I always got mine at Toysrus!


In Shanghai, never too old for Barbie [Washington Post]