Never has a little girl been more excited on Christmas morning. That unmistakably huge rectangular box. Those Christmas catalogues circled over and over again in permanent marker to make sure Santa wouldn't miss it. The dream that one day, my Barbie would be able to travel in epic style to wherever in the world those pink wheels would take her. My Barbie camper was my pride and joy. But while my Barbie's travelling outfits were pretty amazing (in her day), she definitely never got to wear HBC stripes.
Hudson's Bay has teamed up with Mattel to produce a most fabulously Canadian HBC Barbie for Fall '16 that's giving me serious fashion envy. The limited-edition HBC Barbie celebrates a modern take on the iconic Hudson's Bay Company point blanket, in miniature form, of course. With her HBC toggle coat and matching pencil skirt, a super chic black turtleneck, cozy toque and classic ankle boots, Barbie is ready for anything our Canadian weather might throw at her. Add a bold watch, statement glasses, a perfect handbag, plus a smartphone, travel mug and the latest edition of Hudson's Bay Times, and you can tell this Barbie has places to go and Instagram feeds to conquer. Oh, and don't forget her pet poodle, Hudson, all decked out in a matching multi-stripe dog coat. Squeee!
"Our vision was to imbue our doll with an independent, creative spirit - a spirit that resonates not only with Barbie but with our brand as well," says Hilary Kelley, VP, Design, HBC Collections. "This Barbie lives by a code defined by her personal mantra: be an on-the-go free thinker; be kind, be brave; strive to be better; and always seek adventure."
Whether you're looking for the perfect gift or just can't live without this rare Canadian Barbie for your own collection, you won't have to wait long. The limited-edition Hudson's Bay Company Collection Barbie retails for $59.99 and arrives at Hudson's Bay on October 5th. Neeeeed.
We're giving away a $50 Hudson's Bay gift card to help you get your HBC Barbie (or anything else from Hudson's Bay for that matter)! Simply leave a comment on the White Oaks Mall Facebook page telling us why you want this Barbie or your best Barbie memory. We'll draw the winner Tuesday morning. Good luck and happy FriYAY!