Two iconic brands, Barbie and Kipling, have come together to create a collection of bags and accessories that are sure to turn heads. The collection, which launched on July 1, features eight bags and two accessories, all in Barbie’s signature pink.
The bags in the collection are made from Kipling’s signature crinkle nylon, which is both durable and lightweight. They come in a variety of styles, including totes, backpacks, crossbody bags, and pouches. Each bag is also decorated with playful details, such as photorealistic Barbie dolls and Barbie logos.
In addition to the bags, the collection also includes two accessories: a limited-edition Barbie doll keyring and a Kipling monkey charm with a Barbie-branded sun visor.
The Barbie x Kipling collection is a perfect way to show your love of the iconic doll. It’s also a great way to add a touch of pink to your wardrobe. Whether you’re looking for a new everyday bag or a special occasion piece, there’s sure to be something in the collection that you’ll love.
Featuring a range of effortless everyday styles, the Barbie® x Kipling collection includes eight bags and two new bag accessories. With iconic detailing and finished in Barbie pink with a new shiny glaze, these are lightweight, optimistic must-haves with a fresh feel and a super-energetic mood.
BARBIE® X KIPLING: Summer Fashion for Everyone
With the world set to be gripped by Barbiecore™ fever this summer, Belgian bag and accessories brand Kipling is thrilled to launch its collaboration with the iconic fashion doll.
The range, set to include eight bags and two new accessories, is a playful and positive collection finished in pink, perfectly colour matched to the iconic hue instantly recognizable as Barbie.
PINK MODE: ON
Featuring zips and trimmings in white, there’s a super sweet feel to these innovatively crafted delectables that are lacquered with a transparent glaze to create a special shiny version of Kipling’s signature crinkle nylon.
Stand-out details include a silicone Barbie logo tag, adding the iconic brand to the seam on the bag’s side. On the opposite side, a doll, wearing a Barbie-pink jacket, dangles from the handle. A close look at this keyhanger doll – which is also available as a standalone accessory – will reveal she is carrying an Abanu bag, and dangling from that is one of Kipling’s much loved monkey charms, covered in Barbiepink fur.
This tiny version of the monkey charm is also available in a scaled-up regular size, which comes beautifully boxed.
She wears a sun visor in playful homage to the fun-loving character. She is the latest addition to our roster of iconic and collectible furry monkeys.
Meanwhile, the range of eight bags features some of Kipling’s most wanted and bestseller styles including the Art lightweight tote and the compact Seoul backpack. Smaller-scale bags include the top handle Bina, cross-body Afia, shoulder bags Gabbie Mini and Ayda and the Creativity pouch. The collection is completed by the inclusion of the Yasemina waist-pack, the perfect option to complement your ensemble this summer.
The bags’ linings all feature a playful mix of photorealistic Barbie dolls and Barbie logos, and each bag is signed off with the classic Kipling roundel logo in the centre.
The range is set to launch on July 13th, in plenty of time to add sizzle to summer.
The collection will be available globally through Kipling stores, key retailers and online via kipling.com.
Why the Barbie and Kipling Collaboration is so important now
The Barbie x Kipling collaboration is important now for a few reasons. First, it taps into the current trend of “Barbiecore,” which is the aesthetic of all things pink and girly. This trend has been gaining popularity in recent years, and the Barbie x Kipling collection is sure to appeal to fans of this style.
Second, the collaboration is a great way for Kipling to reach a new audience. Barbie is a global icon, and her fans come from all walks of life. This collaboration will introduce Kipling’s bags to a whole new group of people who may not have been aware of the brand before.
Finally, the collaboration is a win-win for both brands. Barbie gets to tap into Kipling’s reputation for quality and durability, while Kipling gets to benefit from Barbie’s massive global reach. This is a collaboration that is sure to be successful for both brands.
- The popularity of Barbiecore. As mentioned earlier, the Barbiecore aesthetic has been gaining popularity in recent years. This is a trend that celebrates all things pink, girly, and glamorous. The Barbie x Kipling collection is a perfect way to tap into this trend.
- The global reach of Barbie. Barbie is an iconic doll that is loved by people all over the world. This collaboration will introduce Kipling’s bags to a whole new group of people who may not have been aware of the brand before.
- The quality and durability of Kipling bags. Kipling bags are known for their quality and durability. This collaboration is a great way for Barbie to associate itself with a brand that is known for its high standards.
Overall, the Barbie x Kipling collaboration is a smart move for both brands. It is a collaboration that is sure to be successful and that will appeal to a wide range of people.
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The Future of the Collaboration
Kipling and Barbie have said that they are hoping to continue the collaboration in the future. They have hinted that there may be more products in the pipeline, as well as the possibility of expanding the collection to include other colors.
Fans of both brands are excited about the collaboration, and it’s sure to be a hit with consumers of all ages. The collection is a fun and stylish way to show your love of Barbie, and it’s sure to turn heads wherever you go.