WHAT? : Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Mittens. Woven with an acrylic and wool blend and lined inside with polar fleece, these mitts bear the country’s maple leaf emblem on the palm-side.
WHY?: They are the “IT” item of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Not only are they the official “torchbearer” mittens, but it seems that everyone at the games – spectators and participants alike – are sporting a pair. All net proceeds from sales of these mittens go towardsÂ ”Own The Podium” – an initiative which helps support Canadian Olympic athletes. Initially, it was anticipated that 1 million pairs would be sold.Â Now, that number has increased to 3.4 million. With the 2010 Olympics in full swing now, the popularity of these mitts have exploded. Sellers on “ebay” areÂ posting them for sale as much as 3 times the original price.
HOW MUCH? : $10.00 (CDN) retail.
WHERE? : In Canada: The Hudson Bay Co.; Zellers; Home Outfitters; Official Olympic Stores/Kiosks (Vancouver International Airport- YVR)Â Â Â Â Online: HBC Online StoreÂ (shipping only within Canada); www.ebay.com
Get you hands in one before they sell out!
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