Sunday, December 27, 2009

Hudson Bay Coat Search



The strangest thing happened the other day when I was out on Capitol Hill searching our vintage shops for the perfect Hudson Bay Coat... I didn't find any in the stores but I kept passing people wearing them.

Elise found her short hooded version at Atlas and Amy got her long trench style at Red Light. Ironically I am looking for a combination of these two. A short length with a hood that is double breasted and ties at the waist. I'm being a total goldilocks, I know, but I've had my eyes on the lookout for it for years and I'll come across it someday.

I also came across some amazing photos of "The Blanket Statement" exhibit where 10 Canadian Designers reworked original Hudson Bay Point blankets. These two designs are phenomenal:


(Images Via I Want- I Got)
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5 comments:

bijou living said...

Of course, being Canadian, I have to comment on the HBC coat - the warmest coat you'll ever find. Personally, I haven't seen one in a vintage store in Vancouver in many many years - must be because they're a hot topic in the US and have since emigrated.

All the best in 2010 to you Dana!

jaunty magpie said...

What a fun coat -- I've not seen these before. The color stripes are a hoot. Makes me want to get a bag of Skittles!

dana said...

Well, they are getting to be quite scarce on the vintage market here too. Apparently they have all been swiped up by those who found them. Now that you've let me in on how warm they are I want one even more.

All the best to you in the new year Stacy!

And Denise- now that you will see them everywhere... Isn't it funny how that works?

Jessica said...

there are some floating around on ebay.. a lot of red ones actually! take a look.. and being Canadian its true, they are beautiful! I love how they got Canadian designers to rework and update them!

dana said...

I finally found one a few weeks ago. It is a long trench style in bright red with large black stripes on both sleeves and on the bottom of the coat. I keep meaning to post of photo of it...

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