Depending on what level of Disney fan you consider yourself, you may or may not already know about some of the biggest and cutest Disney characters in the world–Duffy and Friends. Even if you have heard of Duffy, do you know his story? Do you know his impact on Disney fashion? Let’s dive in, shall we? The story goes like this: One day, Mickey was getting ready to set sail on a long sea voyage, so Minnie handmade a gift for him so he would never get lonely. That gift was a cuddly and lovable bear Mickey named Duffy. Together, Duffy and Mickey travel the world sharing adventures and making friends along the way. Cute, right? Even cuter is how Duffy and his friends have become icons in Disney style around the world. Duffy, ShellieMay, Gelatoni, StellaLou, and Cookie are seen in Disney Parks merchandise around the globe, but are most prominent at the Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Shanghai Disneyland Resorts. Guests visit the Parks wearing everything from backpacks and pouches, to headbands and ear hats, and of course, t-shirts and dresses inspired by Duffy and Friends and it’s oh-so kawaii. Duffy’s newest friend ‘Olu has a new product line at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, so we’re certain we’ll be seeing his cute turtle face in Disney style soon. Also fashionable in some of the above listed Parks is actually bringing your Duffy and Friends plush alongside you for your Park adventures. They serve as both a fuzzy friend and fashion accessory!
So no matter where you’re from or where your nearest Disney Park is, Duffy and Friends are the cuddly fashion statement you need in your life.