Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Red Vancouver 2010 mittens are the 'must-have accessory'

You've seen 'em during NBC's coverage of the Olympics. Whenever anybody waves to the camera, they're impossible to miss. Unfortunately, they're also impossible to find. They're the bright red Olympic mittens, and it seems like everybody wants them.

Since the Games began last week, online lookups on "olympic mittens" have been soaring. Related searches on "red olympic mittens," "canadian olympic mittens," and "where to buy olympic mittens" surged from nothing into breakout status in the Buzz. And, really, it's easy to understand the appeal. The mittens have a playful classic look, with the Canadian maple leaf on the palm. Plus, they cost only 10 Canadian dollars.

Well, they were only $10. Now that they seem to be sold out at most traditional outlets (or at least very difficult to come by), enterprising individuals have raised the price to double or more. The fact that celebrities like Cindy Crawford and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden have been seen sporting the mittens has only added to their appeal.

More of the article here.

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