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The Bay and Converse Create Stylish Sneakers

Converse's "Jack Purcell" with special-edition branding by the Hudson's Bay Company

Converse’s “Jack Purcell” with special-edition branding by the Hudson’s Bay Company

On the heels of news that the Hudson’s Bay Company has bought upscale American department store Saks, the continent’s oldest retailer has now also teamed up with Converse for a special launch. Canadian heritage—by way of HBC’s iconic point blanket—meets sneaker chic in the unisex Jack Purcell, along with the Duck Boot style and the Helen for ladies. The production of each pair follows the same process used to make the blankets: wool is first dyed and spun, then sun dried to enhance the colours. Shoes range from $120 to $140, and are available exclusively at The Bay—Linda Luong

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