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LATimes: In Buenos Aires, a Barbie playhouse big enough for fans

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Stepping inside the Barbie store is a true immersion experience.

Girls can shop for clothes, have their nails and hair done, peruse the latest dolls and buy Barbie accessories such as wristwatches, two-way radios and play laptops. Entry is free, though admission to the Casa de Barbie, the fantasy-land in the rear, is about $10. A manicure runs about $6, hair braiding costs as much as $20, and an elaborate “Barbie Full Style” hairdo can set Mom back $38.

An amazing way to teach young girls concepts of beauty, thinness and consumerism!