Fashion Avenue Trend City 1999

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All these fashions are pictured in the 1999 Mattel USA Vendor catalog, and were intended for release in that retail year. I am including them here, even though some use the 2000 Barbie logo and packaging. Trend city includes child size artificial nails and stickers.

The packaging for the Fashion Avenue gets a radical redesign during the 1999-2000 retail year. They have a different inside of package background, white with grey pencil line scenes of a bedroom and a coat rack style mannequin with slight variations of one or two curtains or wallpaper, and tables, columns, vanity, or cabinets to “hold” the accessories. Instead of a bedroom scene the Trend City line has grey smiley faces. The big difference is in the back of package design for Party, Evening Wear, Matchin’ Styles, Ken, and Lingerie. Gone are the “runway” or “snapshot” designs. Instead there is more of a checklist feel to the design with fashion line names at the top and the fashions in a long column, but there are so many fashions missing that it just doesn’t work. That’s understandable because there are so many more fashions but then why choose this design. When the fashions switch to the 2000’s look there are still columns of fashions lines, but they are mixed up and without the line names it looks much better.

Trend City: The trendiest styles, colors, and fabrics, complete with faux nails and decorative stickers for the little girl. Each fashion comes with three detailed fashion pieces plus matching shoes and a fashion accessory. Includes faux nails for the little girl. The nails match Barbie doll’s fashion and come with cool stickers, so girls can customize them in lots of fun ways. This is the ultimate fashion assortment! I comes with a fashion for Barbie and nails for you!
Assortment 20642
1990’s packaging
Item Number 20643
Item Number 20644
Item Number 20645
Item Number 20646
2000’s packaging
Item Number 23115
Item Number 23116
Item Number 23117
Above text adapted from 1999 Mattel USA and UK Vendor Catalogs. 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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