We finally went to have a look at the Barbie flagship megastore on Huaihai Road over the weekend in an attempt to sidestep the first week rush. What stood out to us most: This rather… suggestive… escalator. We hardly knew where we would end up if we entered.
It turns out that the only thing this promising entrance leads to is the third floor shop. While we weren’t expecting something ultra-yonic at the end of the tunnel, we were disappointed that what awaited us wasn’t a little more interesting than plastic toys.