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Take a look inside the tiny shopping mall inside Barbra Streisand's basement

Take a look inside the tiny shopping mall inside Barbra Streisand's basement
  • Legendary actor and singer Barbra Streisand has a tiny mall inside her home in Malibu, California.

  • The Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony winner has a gift shop, a sweet shop, and a doll shop in the mall.

  • Each shop is fitted with a retro window display.

Barbra Streisand published her memoir earlier this month, giving readers a glimpse into her impressive life and career

In the book, the 81-year-old star recalls an eerie warning from Judy Garland, her friendship with King Charles, as well as her marriage to James Brolin.

While promoting the memoir, Streisand has given the likes of Stephen Colbert and Gayle King a tour of her Malibu, California, home — including the tiny shopping mall that she has in her basement.

Streisand uses the space to store her antique collection in a unique way, with the mall including a doll shop, a gift shop, and a sweet shop. Each store has its own retro window display to show off what's inside.

Let's take a look inside…

The basement mall has several shops, each with its own retro exterior.

The hallway of Barbra Streisand's mall.
The hallway of Barbra Streisand's mall.CBS/YouTube

Streisand built a doll shop called Bee's Doll Shop because her family couldn’t afford toys when she was a child.

Bee's Doll Shop in Barbra Streisand's basement.
Bee's Doll Shop in Barbra Streisand's basement.CBS/YouTube

Speaking to "CBS Mornings" host Gayle King about the mall and her love of collecting earlier this month, Streisand said she didn't have a doll growing up.

"I didn't have a doll, so I put hot water into a hot water bottle which felt like a real person," she said.

Streisand previously recalled the hot water bottle story while speaking to Oprah Winfrey in 2009.

"When you don't have things, you have to use your imagination," she said at the time.

The star also remembered growing up in a one-room apartment with her mother and brother.

"I grew up in Williamsburg until I was 7, and that was a $40-a-month apartment," Streisand told Oprah. "I lived in one room with my mother, in the same bed, and my brother had a foldaway cot in the same room."

The shop is filled with a variety of dolls.

Barbra Streisand's doll shop.
Barbra Streisand's doll shop.CBS/YouTube

Some of them are posed in dollhouses.

A doll house owned by Barbra Streisand.
A dollhouse owned by Barbra Streisand.CBS/YouTube

Streisand also has a handful of automaton dolls that move.

Barbra Streisand and Stephen Colbert looking at an automaton doll.
Barbra Streisand and Stephen Colbert looking at an automaton doll.CBS/YouTube

Streisand’s gift shop is filled with ornaments and other antiques.

Antique cabinets, ornaments, and dolls in Barbra Streisand's gift shop.
Antique cabinets, ornaments, and dolls in Barbra Streisand's gift shop.CBS/YouTube

The gift shop lets Streisand show off all the antiques she's collected over the years, including ornaments and glassware.

Taking Stephen Colbert on a tour of the shop, Streisand showed off a Christmas tree ornament that looked like one of her dogs.

Streisand also pulled out some antique Chinese shoes for children, as well as pink glassware.

There are cabinets filled with different ornaments.

Stephen Colbert and Barbra Streisand looking at ornaments.
Stephen Colbert and Barbra Streisand looking at ornaments.CBS/YouTube

There’s also an antique clothes shop filled with outfits Streisand has worn over the years.

The Antiques Clothes Shop, including the purple cloak she wore to meet Queen Elizabeth.
Streisand's antique clothes shop includes the purple cloak she wore to meet Queen Elizabeth.CBS/YouTube

The star showed Gayle King some of the clothes she's worn over the years that are now in her antique clothes shop, including dresses she wore while meeting President John F. Kennedy and Queen Elizabeth.

Streisand showed King the embroidered purple cloak she wore when she met the late queen in 1975 at the premiere of the "Funny Girl" sequel, "Funny Lady."

Streisand also includes secondhand clothes in her collection. "This was 10 bucks," she said, pointing to a purple shirt. "I feel right in something that had a life in it — something from the past that I felt like I was once there.

The shop has other dresses, hats, and shoes on display.

Barbra Streisand and Gayle King in the clothes shop.
Barbra Streisand and Gayle King in the clothes shop.CBS/YouTube

Barbra Streisand also keeps photos from throughout her career in the clothes shop.

Gayle King and Barbra Streisand looking at a framed photo of a young Streisand and President John F. Kennedy.
Gayle King and Barbra Streisand looking at a framed photo of a young Streisand and President John F. Kennedy.CBS/YouTube

Streisand takes her guests to the mall's sweet shop.

Gayle King and Barbara Streisand in the Sweet Shop.
Gayle King and Barbara Streisand in the sweet shop.CBS/YouTube

Harper's Bazaar reported in 2010 that Streisand stocks her sweet shop with a variety of treats, including frozen yogurt, popcorn, and licorice. She often opens the store when she hosts screening parties at home, though sometimes she takes guests there after dinner.

Speaking at Entertainment Weekly's EW Fest in October 2015, Ryan Murphy recalled getting a tour of the mall after having dinner with Streisand, James Brolin, Lady Gaga, and John Travolta.

"And after dinner, she said, 'Do you want to see the mall?' And Gaga and I were out of that chair so fast… We went down to the mall and spent an hour down there," said the "American Horror Story" creator.

"She pulled out her collection of gowns from 'Funny Girl' and 'Hello, Dolly!'" Murphy remembered. "And then she said, 'Do you want frozen yogurt?' I could write a whole book about that night."

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