Fashion Avenue Boutique 1997

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In 1997 Mattel added Fashion Avenue line names to the packages. They reissued some of the fashions from 1996 and added new ones. Some of the new ones are the same fashions as last year but change color. For example a purple and black dress from 1996’s Party line is reissued with silver instead of purple fabric and one 1996 Denim line outfit is moved to Boutique. The Boutique line is the largest line this year. High-fashion styles for Barbie doll. Each is a complete outfit with shoes and accessories.
Assortment Number 17327
Item Number 16951 – Fuchsia ski jacket.
Item Number 16952 – Lavender jumper.
Item number 16953 – Blue vinyl pants outfit.
Item number 16978 – Light pink suit.
Item Number 14299 – Gold parka. (1996 re-issue)
Item Number 14301 – Pink slicker with polka dot “umbrella”. (1996 re-issue)
Item Number 14360 – Turquoise suit. (1996 re-issue)
Item number 14361 – Red plaid skirt. (1996 re-issue)
Item number 14362 – Red jumper. (1996 re-issue)
Item Number 14363 – Sorbet fit ‘n flare dress. (1996 re-issue)
Item Number 14671 – Denim outfit with “fur” trim. (1996 Denim line re-issue)
Item number 15852 – Black, white and pink outfit.
Item number 15853 – Royal blue outfit.
Item Number 15854 – Ice blue outfit with “fur” trim.
Item Number 15855 – Pink jumper.
Item number 15856 – Denim outfit with striped top.
Above text adapted from 1997 Mattel USA Vendor Catalog. is a work in progress. I want to get up as many images as soon as possible. This Fashion Avenue post includes in-package images of all fashions in this line for this year. Posts for each fashion pack, and it’s contents (dresses, shoes, accessories) will be added when they are available.
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Fashion Avenue line names and years and other websites read about them here.