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This Fashion Week, Barbie sponsored the gift bags at the tents, which means they're very vinyl, very pink, and very attractive to editors' kids. To get one, you need a voucher, and that's when things get complicated: The vouchers are little, easily lost slips of paper that got handed out with the Fashion Week passes on the first day. All week, we saw fashion assistants running across the tents carrying five or six bags at a time (example above), but clearly the voucher system didn't work for many people, because there were still plenty of gift bags left when we stopped by the station this morning. If you're dying for a Barbie bag and you've lost your voucher—or, you know, "lost" your voucher—now might be the time to pay them a visit.