Posts Tagged ‘HBC’
Apologies for my lack of posts, but I have recently found myself in central (western?) Canada, in my hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Now, Winnipeg isn’t a glamorous city, and the shopping options are far from endless. So when I had a packing mishap and forgot to bring any high heeled shoes for a grad dinner that I am attending (with Maddy) on Friday, I went on a search for a new pair. This resulted in multiple trips to two different malls, two visits to Osborne Village, and even a little road trip to the U.S. Yesterday I finally found a pair, but the best things I found while out was the BCBGeneration and Rachel Rachel Roy brands at none other than the Bay.
BCBGeneration is the little sister to BCBG, and is targeted to university-aged ladies. The line has everything from casual everyday wear to interview appropriate apparel, and an abundance of party dresses. While a typical BCBG dress would cost upwards of $300, a BCBGeneration dress would be closer to $100.
Rachel Rachel Roy came as a surprise to me as I had never actually heard of Rachel Roy until now. The pieces in the Rachel Rachel Roy lineup are affordable, ranging from $18 to $299 and include outerwear, tops, bottoms, shoes and accessories.
It’s easy to overlook the Bay as a destination for fashionable brands, but maybe under new leadership it will be able to turn itself around.
well now that it’s all said and done, it’s safe to say that the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games were a Canadian success! not only did we win our first gold on Canadian soil (thanks to Alexandre Bilodeau), we also broke the record for most gold medals won by a country, and placed third in the medals standing! AND yes, how could i forget…we beat the USA hockey team in the most epic finale to any Olympic Games yet! all these combined really brought our country together, and even though i wasn’t in Van i felt the love.
someone else who was feeling the Olympic love was The Bay who was successful in in communicating the HBC brand and Canadian spirit much further than our Great White North. with celebrities picking up Olympic gear left, right and center, it’s safe to say that The Bay’s efforts of designing a winning merchandise collection was gold medal worthy. the popularity of the Red Mittens alone, allowed every fan to become a small part of the Vancouver 2010 success!
HBC merchandise highlights:
- Oprah gives away sought after Red Mittens
- Red Mitten Flash Mob
- Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen shop at HBC Superstore
- @Mark_Salling (Puck from Glee) tweets about how “gangsta” HBC is
an inside look at the downtown Vancouver Olympic mayhem – pictures courtesy of my lovely cousin Becca, who resides in Van! thanks!
we’ve caught Olympic Fever…and if you are like us, here at GFB, you keep your tv on CTV all day long to keep up with the events.
it would appear that we aren’t the only ones who are completely obsessed with the Games either, because every night during the Olympics The Bay on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver is open til midnight to accomodate for late-night olympic shopping! the line up stretches the entire city block (about an hour wait), and if you are lucky you will get in before all the goods are sold out! even though the “Olympic Superstore” receives a new shipment every morning, the store sells out every night! if you remember I reminded and warned you all to buy your Olympic merch prior to the Games starting, here’s hoping you listened.
i’m thinking i should start taking special orders for Olympic merchandise, since it’s still available here in Toronto…please inquire within.
with only 4 DAYS left until the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games it’s time to gear up if you haven’t already done so. today i purchased the HBC Red Mittens which cost only $10 and all the money supports Canadian athletes! The Bay just re-ordered 1 million pairs of mittens, totaling enough inventory to potentially allow every single Canadian to sport these mitts during the winter games!
to get you excited and informed here are some facts you can throw out during commercial breaks to impress your friends:
- Number of Olympic athletes and officials: 5,500
- Number of Paralympic athletes and officials: 1,350
- Countries participating in Olympic Winter Games: 80+
- Countries participating in Paralympic Winter Games: 40+
- 2010 Olympic Winter Games events tickets available: 1.6 million
- 2010 Paralympic Winter Games events tickets available: 250,000
- Estimated number of media representatives: 10,000
- Estimated number of Games volunteers: 25,000