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Poppy Barley

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Founder's Letter

Year Over. Here’s Where Our Headspace Is At

Looking ahead to 2017, we need a little more “I can’t sleep at night”. Magic happens outside of comfort zones. It’s time to take more risks, push more limits and get back to “re-thinking” our industry.

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The Wanderer

#PoppyBarleyPassport: Poppy Barley Around the World

See our interactive social map of all the places you brought your Poppy Barley shoes in 2016—and all the accessories we designed to go with it!

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Founder's Letter

How Becoming a Mom Changed Me—and My Company

“Sometimes when you can’t work harder, you have to work smarter.” Justine reflects on early motherhood and running a business.

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The Read

Best of 2016

Justine had a baby. Kendall bought a house. Caroline got married. Monica got engaged. Marina completed her degree. New jobs, and lots of travel. Here are the special moments we’ll be carrying into 2017, and for some, into forever.

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Founder's Letter

An Open Letter to the Canadian Fashion Industry

The end of Toronto Fashion Week, the shrinking staff at fashion magazines, the rise (and fall?) of influencers, and a stretched economy. When it comes to Canadian fashion, our co-founder asks the question, “Are we crazy to try and stay?”

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The Product

Here’s What Ethical Manufacturing Means at Poppy Barley

Behind everything you wear, including your shoes, is a person with a sewing machine. Here, our co-founder, Justine, shares our approach to screening our suppliers and factories.

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Tina Chang - Grazia - Feature
The Wanderer

Fashion in the Middle East: Traveling (Far) For Work

Photographer Tina Chang travels from Edmonton to Abu Dhabi in pursuit of fashion. She returns with a big portfolio, and an even bigger perspective on life.

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Daniel Braun - In His Shoes - Tres Carnales, Poppy Barley, León, Mexico
The Conversation

In His Shoes: Daniel Braun @TresCarnales

From the co-owner of Tres Carnales and Rostizados, find out Daniel Braun’s approach to dining, what life is really like in the Shoe Capital of the World, and the Mexican cure to a hangover.

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The Look

What to Wear With Those Ankle Boots: Meet Stylist Kara Chomistek

Biomedical engineer, turned fashion stylist, turned entrepreneur. Kara Chomistek tells us how she’s pushing the fashion industry in Canada (and, perhaps equally important, how to style up those Poppy Barley ankle boots).

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Erica Wark - Poppy Barley Shoes
The Conversation

In Her Shoes: Erica Wark @EricaOnFashion

When someone yells at us on the street and fires us a hand symbol, it’s not always awesome. For Erica Wark, awesome is the only way to describe it. Meet The Social CTV’s resident stylist and find out what Poppy Barley shoe she loves.

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The Read

Designer Nicole Bridger Discusses the “Grey” of Ethical Fashion

“I believe that all change starts with conversation.” Here, Poppy Barley co-founder Kendall Barber has an imperfect conversation with Nicole Bridger about ethical fashion and manufacturing. Watch.

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Founder's Letter

Show Us Your Shoes

When I was a teenager, my gym teacher had a sign on her door that said “Show Me Your Friends. I’ll Show You Your Future”. If there’s truth to this statement, Poppy Barley has a cool, smart future. In this issue, we chat dress codes, work and life with friends of Poppy Barley.

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Working as a Stylist in Canada: Meet Talia Brown
The Read

What It’s Like to Work As a Stylist in Canada

Toronto-based personal + celebrity stylist Talia Brown real-talks about breaking into the Canadian fashion industry. Plus: Why she chose the Heeled Mule from Poppy Barley’s SS16 Collection.

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In His Shoes: Ryan Oland | Magazine | Poppy Barley
The Conversation

In His Shoes: Ryan Oland

We steal time from an Emergency Doctor with very little time to find out what it’s like working 80-hr weeks, and how he decompresses from it all. Take a walk in Ryan Oland’s shoes.

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The Tutorial: Berry Confetti-Inspired Make-up with Lux Beauty | Poppy Barley Magazine
The Tutorial

Berry Confetti-Inspired Makeup with Lux Beauty

Get the Look: As we launch our next limited edition Berry Confetti leather, we asked Lux Beauty Boutique to create a berry-inspired look for summer.

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The Wanderer

Landscape and Entrepreneurship in Iceland

Daelan Wood, Poppy Barley’s developer, takes a 10-day trip to Iceland with Gather Media Co. to play with drones and explore entrepreneurship in one of the most breathtaking countries on the planet. Watch, look and read.

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The Fit: Shoes for Wide Feet | Poppy Barley Magazine
The Fit

Women’s Shoes For Wide Feet

Amy Tan, an academic family physician and an avid Poppy Barley fan, tells us why, after a terrible car accident and a lifelong struggle to find shoes size 9.5 wide, her Poppy Barley wardrobe continues to grow.

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The Look: Lawyer Style vs. Startup Style | Poppy Barley Magazine
The Look

Lawyer Style vs. Startup Style

From a corporate office to a co-working space, Connor, a lawyer, and Warren, a community manager, compare style notes. One thing they do have in common? Their Poppy Barley Men’s shoes.

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