The Joe Fresh Style® Brand Designs Limited-Edition BarbieTM Apparel Collection for Women and Girls
TORONTO, ON (November 1, 2010) – The Joe Fresh Style® brand has partnered with Mattel® to create a limited-edition collection of BarbieTM branded sleepwear and intimates for women and girls. BarbieTM Loves Joe Fresh® apparel launches November 1, 2010 and will be widely available at Loblaw banner store locations across Canada where Joe Fresh Style® apparel is available.
“We could not have found a better partner to collaborate with than Mattel and Barbie,” says Joe Mimran of Joseph Mimran & Associates, Creative Director, Apparel, Home and Entertainment for Loblaw Companies Limited. “We are excited to bring these stylish and affordable fashions featuring an important icon, Barbie, to our Joe Fresh customers.”
The limited-edition collection is comprised of items for women and girls including: sleepwear sets and separates as well as boyfriend-style underwear, all priced from $6 to $14. The collection also features a Barbie Loves Joe Fresh tote bag for $2. The colour palette combines light and dark pinks with white and black, and the designs feature cute animal graphics, argyle patterns, Barbie’s silhouette and the Barbie logo.
“Barbie’s head-turning style has made her a fashion icon and the most popular doll in the world. The Barbie Loves Joe Fresh line celebrates the playful spirit of Barbie and the versatile style and comfort of Joe Fresh apparel,” says Samantha Taylor, Senior Manager, Licensing, Mattel. “We’re so excited to partner with the Joe Fresh Style brand and encourage Barbie girls everywhere to dream big, continue to explore a world without limits, and do it all with great style."
To celebrate the launch of Barbie Loves Joe Fresh, consumers can enter an on-line contest for a chance to win the Barbie Ultimate Sleepover for 10. Also, in-store Barbie Loves Joe Fresh events for kids will be hosted at select stores across the country.
The Barbie Ultimate Sleepover Contest
The Joe Fresh Style brand and Mattel are giving you a chance to win a girl’s Barbie Ultimate Sleepover prize package for the selected winner* and nine friends of their choice. The prize package for the selected winner includes: 10 Barbie Loves Joe Fresh sleepwear sets, 10 Barbie sleeping bags, 10 Barbie® dolls, a Barbie cake, several Barbie activities, a $50 gift card to purchase PC® snacks and beverages and more! For full details and to enter, visit www.joe.ca/Barbie between November 1, 2010 and November 30, 2010. A random draw for the selected winner for The Barbie Ultimate Sleepover will be drawn on Dec 15, 2010.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. For full rules and how to enter, visit www.joe.ca. Contest begins on November 01, 2010 and closes November 30, 2010. There is one (1) Grand Prize available to be won consisting of a Barbie Sleepover Prize Pack. Approx. retail value is $1,600. Grand Prize will be awarded on a mutually agreed upon date between February 15, 2011 and April 15, 2011. A random draw will be held on December 15, 2010 in Toronto, ON. Contest is open to all residents of Canada (excluding Quebec). Chances of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
Correct answer to mathematical skill testing question required. Limit of one (1) entry per person/email address.
Barbie Loves Joe Fresh In-Store Events
To bring the Barbie Loves Joe Fresh campaign to life, select stores across Canada will host Barbie Loves Joe Fresh events in November. Activities will include cupcake and t-shirt decorating, a life-size Barbie box photo station with dress-up accessories, as well as loot bags. For more information, visit www.joe.ca/Barbie. Dates and locations below:
Saturday, November 6
Atlantic Superstore – Joseph Howe Drive Market (3601 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, NS)
Atlantic Superstore – Portland Street Market (650 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS)
Real Canadian Superstore – Dufferin & Steeles (51 Gerry Fitzgerald Dr., Toronto, ON)
Real Canadian Superstore – Deerfoot Meadows (100-20 Heritage Meadows Way SE, Calgary, AB)
Real Canadian Superstore – North Oakville (201 Oak Park Blvd., Oakville, ON)
Real Canadian Superstore – Scarborough (Brimley Rd and Progress Ave., Scarborough, ON)