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Beach fashions, 1932

A fashion show of ladies beach and lounge wear at the Hudson Bay store in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1932. Note that the runway is made up of desks!

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Canadian Fashion Connection: Hudson’s Bay Company Mirror Room

Perhaps one of the most defining historical differences between Canada and the United States is that there was never a Canadian ‘Wild West’ frontier. From 1670 to 1870 the Hudson’s Bay Company had jurisdiction over much of present-day western and northern Canada. The … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – The HBC coat; A Blanket Statement

(Originally blogged September 17, 2010) Founded in 1670 by an English royal charter, the Hudson’s Bay Company received its name after the inland sea that gave access to the northern and central lands of North America. Initially, the company consisted … Continue reading

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