Travel & Lifestyle | When worlds collide – Hudson’s Bay x Barbie

There are a few things that I consider to be quintessentially Canadian. In many way, Canada was historically founded by the Hudson’s Bay and since that time, it has helped to shape and mold our country into the great white north. Recently, Hudson’s Bay announced that they will be releasing a limited edition Barbie adorned in the iconic Hudson’s Bay stripes. I could not be more excited about getting my hands on one! I believe that Barbie has the power to help shape the children of Canada with their ideals and toys. Their recent campaigns are aimed at empowering young girls and boys to be whatever they want to be – so why not embrace all it means to be Canadian along with us by getting yours before they sell out! 

I’m not ashamed to admit that as a young boy, I enjoyed playing with Barbie. In 2016, the iconic doll is helping children realize that they can be anything they want if they put their mind to it. This commercial makes me smile every time I watch it and I believe has helped to show the world exactly that. 

When two influential brands collaborate, the possibilities are endless. So here’s a sneak peek at the NEW Hudson’s Bay Barbie and what she is all about!

Photographer Dennis DiLaura Stylist Mary Jordan
Photographer Dennis DiLaura
Stylist Mary Jordan

“Hudson’s Bay Company Collection introduces Barbie with a fabulously Canadian fashion spirit for fall 2016. Launching with appropriate fun and fanfare at Hudson’s Bay stores across Canada and on on October 5, 2016, the limited-edition Hudson’s Bay Company Collection Barbie celebrates a stylish, modern take on the iconic stripes of the Hudson’s Bay Company multi stripe point blanket.”

I’m literally obsessed. As an adult, I don’t think I’ll be playing with the doll much, but I will be buying her as part of a collection of Canadian history. She is a collector’s item, an icon, and I like to think that Barbie becomes an honorary Canadian with this exciting launch just in time for the fall!

“Packaged in a sleek, collectible black and gold box, Barbie stands in front of Hudson’s Bay’s flagship store in downtown Toronto, making her an instant classic for both fashion lovers and collectors’ young and old. Hudson’s Bay Company Collection Barbie will retail for $59.99 and arrives in Hudson’s Bay stores across Canada and online at on October 5, 2016.”

To join on the social media conversation and buzz around this exciting launch, make sure to follow @HudsonsBay on Twitter & Instagram & “Like” their Facebook page. Share your thoughts on this limited edition must have Barbie by following and using the #Stripespotting & #HBxBarbie hashtags. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

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Photos: Hudson’s Bay & Daniel Reyes


Daniel Reyes

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