Converse links up with Canadian retailer Hudson’s Bay on a beautiful sneaker collaboration for Fall 2013. Using the actual iconic Hudson’s Bay striped wool blanket, Converse constructed two shoes for men and women. We have always been fans of the iconic pattern and it makes for a perfect match for the coming fall season.
“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.
Available in the Converse unisex Jack Purcell, Duck Boot and women’s Helen silhouettes, each style embodies the Hudson’s Bay Company wool point blanket stripes, features threaded stitching and antique brass eyelets, and includes the Jack Purcell and Hudson’s Bay logos on the foot bed. These silhouettes also carry an official “Seal of Quality” maintaining the authenticity of Hudson’s Bay Company. Additionally, the Jack Purcell Duck features a leather collar and heel stay, as well as embroidery on the tongue of the shoe, generating an elevated style that merges these two iconic worlds.”
The Converse x 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.