Today, Converse Inc. debuts its Fall 2013 Converse Hudson’s Bay Company Jack Purcell sneaker collection. Designed in collaboration with Canada’s premium retailer, Hudson’s Bay, this collection merges the worldly heritage of the iconic Hudson’s Bay multi-stripe blanket with the equally iconic Jack Purcell sneaker, executed in the brand’s primary signature colors. For the first time ever, the actual woolen blanket is used in these one-of-a-kind styles for Fall 2013.
Hudson’s Bay Company, founded in 1670 is North America’s longest continually operated company and one of the oldest in the world. For more than two centuries, the Hudson’s Bay Company point blanket has been a familiar staple in Canada and across the world. Mirroring the execution of the blanket, the wool used on the sneakers is dyed before it is spun, then air and sun dried to brighten the colors. The signature multistripe pattern features four traditional colors popularized in the 18th century.
The Converse Hudson’s Bay Company Jack Purcell sneaker collection will be available for purchase exclusively at Hudson’s Bay Stores for a suggested retail price of $120-140 starting Sept. 1.
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