Monday 3rd February 2014


 Exclusive babyGap Collection celebrates the beloved Bear from "Darkest Peru"

Launched in the US and rolling out worldwide, babyGap has introduced a limited-edition collection featuring everyone's favorite bear, PaddingtonTM. Drawing from the original Peggy Fortnum book illustrations, Paddington BearTM stars in an exciting new gift and clothing collection for babyGap.

Since the Brown family found Paddington BearTM sitting on his suitcase at Paddington Station, this polite bear from Darkest Peru, with his old hat, battered suitcase (complete with a secret compartment), duffel coat, and his love for marmalade sandwiches has appeared in over  70 different book titles documenting his adventures and mishaps in England.

Inspired by Paddington BearTM himself, the babyGap collection draws from his classic wardrobe and gives it a new, modern and elevated twist through fun and quirky graphics that embody his sense of adventure and provides imaginative gifts for girls and boys from newborn to 24 months.

"Paddington BearTM is a universally loved character, known for his adventures, spirit, polite attitude and his style" said Jane Pattinson, Vice President Global babyGap design, "We feel that our babyGap customers will love the playful designs - from Paddington's iconic blue duffel coat, yellow wellington boots to polka-dot ponchos, to quirky bear inspired hats - whether they're looking for a special baby gift or a fun addition to their own little one's wardrobe."

The collection, ranging in size from newborn to 24 months, is grounded in denim, featuring his iconic blue duffel coat, yellow wellies, brightly colored denim, quirky graphics on t-shirts, tops and soft knit graphic bodysuits. This limited-edition collection is available now at selected global Gap stores, as well as

The worldwide premier of the Paddington movie will take place in London, UK on 28 November this year and will launch in the US on 12 December.

About Gap

Gap is a global apparel and accessories brand focused on delivering casual, American style. The brand offers classic, iconic clothing that helps customers express their individuality through its Gap, GapKids, babyGap, GapMaternity and GapBody collections. With an optimistic point of view and belief that everyone can make their creative mark in the world, Gap embodies what it means to be bright. Founded in San Francisco in 1969 by Donald G. Fisher and Doris F. Fisher, the brand has grown from one store to over 1,600 company-operated and franchise retail locations around the world. Gap is the namesake brand for leading global specialty retailer, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) which includes Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix. For more information, please visit

About Paddington:

For 55 years, British-born writer Michael Bond has been entertaining children and families all over the world with his stories of Paddington Bear, the marmalade-loving, duffel-coat-wearing, Wellington-booted bear from Darkest Peru. Since the first book, A Bear Called Paddington, was published by HarperCollins in 1958, a further 13 full-length novels and countless other formats have been published. Paddington's adventures have been adapted several times for the small screen, most notably by Michael Bond himself, in collaboration with Ivor Wood and FilmFair, for the BBC and HBO in the 1970s and 80s. In recognition of Paddington's extraordinary popularity and success, Michael Bond was awarded an OBE from the Queen for services to children's literature in 1997.

Today, with over 70 titles available in 40 languages and more than 100 countries, book sales are in excess of 35 million.

PADDINGTON BEARTM(c) Paddington & Co. Ltd. 2014

Licensed by Copyrights Group



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