Saturday, February 23, 2013

Bay Blanket Beauties

Just when it has felt like we're on the cusp of spring here in Edmonton, we've been getting a few dips in temperature. At such times, I'm once again pulling out my cozy outerwear. What could be cozier than cocooning oneself inside a vintage blanket coat?? Not much!! My friend over at the Vintage Haberdashers has done a lovely ode to one distinctly Canadian variety of the blanket coat: the Hudson's Bay Company Point Blanket Coat. Please check it out (he's done a bit more of the history than I will here).  Jonathan Walford has also done a great piece on this iconic outwear as well (first image is from his blog and the piece is in his Fashion History museum); of course, the HBC has done a very informative page as well.  Now, a peek at my favourite images and examples of Bay Blanket beauties for women!



1920s/30s Bay Blanket Coat wearing cuties!

WOW! Rare and beautiful 1920s/30s Pink Bay Blanket coat on Etsy!

1930s Bay Blanket Beauty


5 comments:

Hannah said...

Oh my these are beautiful, the green especially x

BaronessVonVintage said...

Hi, Hannah! Yes, that one is my absolutely favourite, too!!

Patricia Lynn said...

Just lovely and warm. I've always wanted a lovely blanket coat. It appeals to my Indian side.

BaronessVonVintage said...

Yes, Wearing History's blanket coat pattern with the pixie hood has been tempting for some time!! Blanket coats of any kind are a great way to stave off the cold :D

Jessica Cangiano said...

Absolutely fantastic images (and links) one and all. I adore the fact that there are others out there who love learning about and celebrating the timeless appeal of Hudson Bay blankets, too.

♥ Jessica

*PS* I want/need/will perpetually daydream about that pink one from here on out! :)