Kabuki, Barbara Bui's first boutique and atelier/workshop were opened in 1983. It carried women's luxury prêt-a-porter along with Barbara Bui's own creations, a limited collection of iconic pieces that represented the beginning of her own line.
This year saw the launch of the Barbara Bui label with her first runway fashion show in Paris and the opening of the first Barbara Bui boutique.
The label expanded in the U.S with the opening of store in New York.
Accessories line was launched consisting of shoes, handbags, scarves, belts, wallets, make-up pochettes and leather bracelets.
Expansion to the west coast with a new store in Beverly Hills, California.
The Globe de Cristal for Best Fashion Designer 2016 was awarded to Barbara Bui by the French Arts and Culture Press Association. This year also saw the launch of Barbara Bui x Frends, the ultra-glamorous and sophisticated audio headphones designed especially for women. A BB store opened in South Coast Plaza in the U.S. in 2016.