1975 The Outfits

All outfits were produced in Korea, and there were some great ones this year, including two Gold Medal outfits. None of these Best Buy Fashions originally came with shoes. Curiously, Best Buy Fashions #7228 doesn’t seem to exist.


BEST BUY FASHIONS

BEST BUY FASHIONS #7224

1975 #7224 Best Buy Fashions
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7224
1975 #7224 Best Buy Fashions
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7224
1975 #7224 Best Buy Fashions
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7224
1975 #7224 Best Buy Fashions
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7224 dickey
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7224 in original packaging
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7224 in original packaging

BEST BUY FASHIONS #7225

1975 #7225 Best Buy Fashions
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7225
1975 #7225 Best Buy Fashions
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7225
1975 #7225 Best Buy Fashions
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7225
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7225 in original packaging
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7225 in original packaging

BEST BUY FASHIONS #7226

1975 #7226 Best Buy Fashions
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7226
1975 #7226 Best Buy Fashions
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7226
1975 #7226 Best Buy Fashions
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7226
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7226
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7226

BEST BUY FASHIONS #7227

1975 #7227 Best Buy Fashions
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7227
1975 #7227 Best Buy Fashions
1975 #7227 Best Buy Fashions
1975 #7227 Best Buy Fashions
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7227 scarf
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7227 in original packaging
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7227 in original packaging

BEST BUY FASHIONS #7229

1975 #7229 Best Buy Fashions
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7229
1975 #7229 Best Buy Fashions
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7229
1975 #7229 Best Buy Fashions
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7229
1975 #7229 Best Buy Fashions
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7229 dickey
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7229 in original packaging
1975 Best Buy Fashions #7229 in original packaging

SEARS STORE EXCLUSIVE BEST BUY FASHIONS

Like all Best Buy Fashions sold between 1973-1975, these are dated 1972 on the packaging, so, without any printed reference such as a Sears store guide, I’m relying on the received wisdom of other collectors that these outfits are indeed Sears exclusives from this year.

BEST BUY FASHIONS #9001

1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9001
1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9001
1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9001
1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9001
1975 Best Buy Fashions #9001 in original packaging
1975 Best Buy Fashions #9001 in original packaging

BEST BUY FASHIONS #9002

1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9002
1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9002
1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9002
1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9002
1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9002
1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9002
1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9002 bow tie
1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9002 bow tie
1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9002 in original packaging
1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9002 in original packaging

BEST BUY FASHIONS #9003

1975 #9003 Sears Best Buy Fashions
1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9003
1975 #9003 Sears Best Buy Fashions
1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9003
1975 #9003 Sears Best Buy Fashions
1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9003
1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9003 in original packaging
1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9003 in original packaging

BEST BUY FASHIONS #9004

1975 #9004 Sears Best Buy Fashions
1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9004
1975 #9004 Sears Best Buy Fashions
1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9004
1975 #9004 Sears Best Buy Fashions
1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9004
1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9004 in original packaging
1975 Sears Best Buy Fashions #9004 in original packaging

GOLD MEDAL FASHIONS

1975 #7245 Gold Medal Fashions
1975 Gold Medal Fashions #7245
1975 #7245 Gold Medal Fashions
1975 #7245 Gold Medal Fashions
1975 #7245 Gold Medal Fashions
1975 Gold Medal Fashions #7245
1975 #7245 Gold Medal Fashions
1975 Gold Medal Fashions #7245 accessories
1975 #7245 Gold Medal Fashions
1975 Gold Medal Fashions #7245 in original packaging

GET-UPS ‘N GO / FASHION ORIGINALS

GET-UPS ‘N GO Cooly clad for business days! / FASHION ORIGINALS #7246

1975 #7246 Get Ups 'N Go
1975 Get-Ups ‘N Go #7246 Cooly clad for business days!
1975 #7246 Get Ups 'N Go
1975 Get-Ups ‘N Go #7246
1975 #7246 Get Ups 'N Go
1975 Get-Ups ‘N Go #7246
1975 #7246 Get Ups 'N Go
1975 Get-Ups ‘N Go #7246 accessories
1975 #7246 Get Ups 'N Go
1975 Get-Ups ‘N Go #7246 in original packaging

The European version originally came as a Fashion Originals in the yellow box. The version in the pink box, with the new-look logo and squarer window, is from 1976 or later.

Fashion Originals #7246 (European version)
Fashion Originals #7246 (European version)
1975 #7246 Fashion Originals
Fashion Originals #7246 (1976 European version)

GOLD MEDAL GET-UPS ‘N GO A hockey champ’s U.S. Olympic gear! / FASHION ORIGINALS #7247

1975 #7247 Gold Medal Get Ups 'N Go
1975 Gold Medal Get-Ups ‘N Go #7247
1975 #7247 Gold Medal Get Ups 'N Go
1975 Gold Medal Get-Ups ‘N Go #7247
1975 #7247 Gold Medal Get Ups 'N Go
1975 Gold Medal Get-Ups ‘N Go #7247
1975 Gold Medal Get-Ups 'N Go #7247 accessories
1975 Gold Medal Get-Ups ‘N Go #7247 accessories
1975 Gold Medal Get-Ups 'N Go #7247 in original packaging
1975 Gold Medal Get-Ups ‘N Go #7247 in original packaging
1975 Fashion Originals #7247
1975 Fashion Originals #7247 (European version)

Mattel Canada released this set which includes both Gold Medal outfits.

1975-6 2 Gold Medal Outfits
1975 2 Gold Medal Outfits

REVERSE OF FASHION ORIGINALS PACKAGING

Reverse of Fashion Originals packaging 1975 (Yellow box)
Reverse of Fashion Originals packaging 1975 (Yellow box)
1976 Fashion Originals reverse of packaging
Reverse of Fashion Originals packaging 1976 (Pink box early version)
Reverse of Fashion Originals packaging 1976 (pink box)
Reverse of Fashion Originals packaging 1976 (Pink box later version)

SEARS EXCLUSIVES / FASHION ORIGINALS

These three Fashion Originals were released in Canada and Europe, and consisted of the Ken outfit shown plus a matching outfit for Barbie. Domestically these sets were only available as Sears exclusives, and came in plain brown stamped boxes.

FASHION ORIGINALS #9046

1975 #9046 Fashion Originals
1975 Fashion Originals #9046
1975 #9046 Fashion Originals
1975 Fashion Originals #9046
1975 #9046 Fashion Originals
1975 Fashion Originals #9046
1975 #9046 Fashion Originals
1975 Fashion Originals #9046 boots

FASHION ORIGINALS #9047

1975 #9047 Fashion Originals
1975 Fashion Originals #9047
1975 #9047 Fashion Originals
1975 Fashion Originals #9047
1975 #9047 Fashion Originals
1975 Fashion Originals #9047
1975 #9047 Fashion Originals
1975 Fashion Originals #9047 accessories

FASHION ORIGINALS #9048

1975 #9048 Fashion Originals
1975 Fashion Originals #9048
1975 #9048 Fashion Originals
1975 Fashion Originals #9048
1975 #9048 Fashion Originals
1975 Fashion Originals #9048
1975 #9048 Fashion Originals
1975 Fashion Originals #9048
1975 #9048 Fashion Originals in original packaging
1975 #9048 Fashion Originals in original packaging
1975 Sears Fashion Originals packaging
1975 Sears Barbie & Ken Companion Outfits packaging

SEARS EXCLUSIVE SET #9052

As this clipping from a page in the Sears Wish Book for 1975 shows, Best Buy Fashions #7224 and #7225 were also available, together with a pair of extra trousers, as an exclusive Sears set. They look white on the picture, but the few times an out-of-box set has been offered for sale online, the extra trousers were these light khaki/beige ones shown below. The set came packaged in a plain white box stamped with the Mattel code #9052.

From 1975 Sears Wish Book
From 1975 Sears Wish Book
1975 #9052 Sears set trousers
1975 #9052 Sears Set trousers
1975 #9052 Sears set trousers
1975 #9052 Sears Set trousers

BOOKLETS & CATALOGUES

I haven’t yet discovered any US Barbie booklet for 1975, but booklets were still produced in Europe. Typically they feature both new and older fashions. Note that in Europe all outfits were still given names.

From 1975 Mattel Toys Spring Introductions catalogue
From 1975 Mattel Toys Spring Introductions catalogue
From 1975 Mattel Toys catalogue
From 1975 Mattel Toys catalogue
From 1975 Tear-out Mattel Toy catalogue
From 1975 Australian Tear-out Mattel Toy catalogue
From Mattel Toys '75 catalogue
From Mattel Toys ’75 catalogue
From 1975 Shop-Rite Buying Guide
From 1975 Shop-Rite Buying Guide

Sears and Montgomery Ward still offered genuine Mattel clothing for sale. The other mail order catalogues now mostly sold cheaper-brand ‘clone’ clothing. Even Montgomery Ward mixes genuine Mattel outfits with clone clothing.

From 1975 Montgomery Ward Christmas catalogue
From 1975 Montgomery Ward Christmas catalogue
From 1975 Sears Wish Book
From 1975 Sears Wish Book
From 1975 French Projouets catalogue
From 1975 French Projouets catalogue
From 1975 German Franz Carl Weber catalogue
From 1975 German Franz Carl Weber catalogue
From 1975 German Barbie booklet
From 1975 German Barbie booklet
From 1975 Belgian Barbie booklet
From 1975 Belgian Barbie booklet
1975 Dutch Barbie booklet
From 1975 Dutch Barbie booklet
From 1975 Italian Barbie booklet
From 1975 Italian Barbie booklet
From 1975 Italian Mattel Toy catalogue
From 1975 Italian Mattel Toy catalogue
From 1975 Italian Mattel Toy catalogue
From 1975 Italian Mattel Toy catalogue