Imagine my surprise/delight/glee when I rounded the corner and saw stripes galore. Bold colorful stripes. The trademark of a Hudson’s Bay blanket. But there was more, like bags and socks and iPhone cases. I became a bit lightheaded. These blankets are iconic and preppy to boot.
A Hudson’s Bay point blanket is a type of wool blanket traded by the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) in British North America (now Canada) and the United States during the 18th century and 19th century. The company is named for the famous saltwater bay in Northeastern Canada, and the blankets were typically traded to First Nations and Native Americans in exchange for beaver pelts.
Look for these to create a colorful, stripe filled happy area at the First Avenue shop sometime soon.