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From the establishment of its early trading posts during the 1670s to its modern coast-to-coast department-store chain, Hudson’s Bay has built its reputation on quality goods. You can still buy a Hudson’s Bay woolen “point” blanket (the colorful stripes originally represented how many beaver pelts each blanket was worth in trade), but you’ll also find designer fashions, costume jewelry, housewares, and more. The flagship store downtown has undergone an impressive renovation in the past couple of years, and has become an exciting new-old shopping destination, in part due to the success of its line of Olympic apparel.