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Fall Fashion Roundup: Timeless is the new Trendy

Trends come and go, but good design is forever. The biggest fashion trend for Fall 2018 is functional, versatile, and wearable pieces.

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A Deep Dive Into Summer With Designer, Leah

Poppy Barley Designer, Leah breaks down everything that went into bringing our 2018 Summer Collection to life.

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Dissecting Our Fall 2017 Collection

Inspired by Paris in the Fall, and demanding luxury basics that elevate daily life, our co-founder, Justine, breaks down our Fall 2017 Collection.

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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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Dissecting Poppy Barley's S/S 2016 Shoe Collection
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Dissecting Our S/S ’16 Collection

Our co-founder, Justine, breaks down the four new styles and four new leathers you’ll find in our latest footwear collection. Inspired by travel, built for comfort, designed to turn heads.

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Inside the Midnight Collection

One of the season’s biggest trends–navy + black–takes form in our latest shoe collection. Long gone are the days when it was a fashion no-no to pair them. Go behind-the-scenes at our shoot with Jillian Schecher.

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Designing the Perfect Handbag

Justine, co-founder and product development lead, and Monica, brand design manager, break down the thought and design that went into creating Poppy Barley’s Perfect Handbag.

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From Design to Launch: Gotham Grey, 2.5″ Boots & Our First Wristlet

This is your peek into product development at Poppy Barley. Our co-founder, Justine, breaks down the new leathers and styles you can expect this October and November 2015.

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The Product: Poppy Barley co-founder, Justine, breaks down the Fall 2015 Collection
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Our Fall 2015 Collection – Dissected

Our co-founder, Justine, and the lead behind the design and development of our footwear, breaks down the inspiration, new styles and new leathers in Poppy Barley’s Fall 2015 Collection.

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Meet: The Family Who Creates Our Leathers

Just like food, 50% of a great end product comes from the quality of the ingredients being inputted. Here’s a major reason our shoes are so comfortable.

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Shoeology: The History of the Chukka

The Chukka boot’s history may not go as far back in time as the Oxford’s or the Derby’s, but it’s just as compelling.

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Shoeology: The History of Broguing

Those little decorative perforations on shoes have their own special term: broguing. Learn why shoemakers began poking holes in shoes and more in the latest entry in our Shoeology series.

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Shoeology: What We’re Talking About When We Talk Lasts

How a shoe both looks and fits is determined by its “last”. Find out how these three-dimensional molds help—literally—to shape your footwear.

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Poppy Barley Men's Shoes - The Jasper Derby in Tan - Sizes 5-15 Narrow to Wide
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Shoeology: The History of the Derby Shoe

Just as the Oxford shoe was emerging in the 1800s, so was its sister, the Derby.

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Product Poll: Grey Leather Boots - Poppy Barley
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Product Development Poll: Grey Leather

Our limited edition Gotham Grey boot sold out fast! So inquiring minds want to know: which flat boot style would you order in this unique grey leather?

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The Foxhunt Boot - Calf-fitting - black and cognac Leather English Riding Boots - Poppy Barley
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Design Workshop: The Foxhunt Boot

Inspired by the grand old tradition of English riding boots and country-inspired design, The Foxhunt Boot has 800 years of history behind it.

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Fall 2014 Colour Trends - Poppy Barley Leathers
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Design Workshop: New Leathers at Poppy Barley

Explore our leather boots for wide calves, skinny legs, narrow or wide feet; these neutral and classic hues are the bones of a great wardrobe.

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Product Development Poll: Cap Toe Ballet Flats - Poppy Barley
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Product Development Poll: Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Do you prefer a colour-blocked cap-toe ballet flat? Or a solid colour? Either way, they’ll fit! Let us know your vote – A or B – in the comments section.

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S/S 2014 New Leathers - Poppy Barley
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The “New” Poppy Barley: Introducing Classic + Limited Edition Custom Footwear

You might have noticed this already, but we’ve made a few changes around here. Learn more about the new site, our new leathers, and a new way to shop for shoes that fit.

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Product Development Poll - Flat Leather Ankle Boots - Poppy Barley
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Product Development Poll: Flat Ankle Boots

We know you want a flat ankle boot! We hear you. So help us decide which Chelsea Boot style to put into production at the Poppy Barley studio: A, B or C? Let us know in the comments section. Thanks for your help! This poll is now CLOSED

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Poll: Block or Stiletto Ankle Booties? - Leather Ankle Boots - Poppy Barley
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Product Development Poll: Block or Stiletto Heels?

Time to talk custom leather ankle booties! Which would you prefer—a block or stiletto heel on a classic bootie?

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Poppy Barley makes boots for NFL Cheerleaders
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Poppy Barley Makes Custom Cheerleading Boots for the NFL

At a special request, we made 86 pairs of custom cheerleading boots for two NFL cheerleading teams—the St. Louis Rams and the Oakland Raiderettes. Here’s how it all went down.

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Product Development Poll: The Perfect Round Toe Ballet Flat according to Poppy Barley Customers
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The Results Are In: Here’s What You Want In Perfect Rounded-Toe Ballet Flats

Your survey answers were more than insightful—and made us realize that we were about to make the wrong decisions about a few design elements…

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Comfortable Shoes For Women - Hardware options for Leather pointed toe flats - Spring 2013 Flats Collection - Poppy Barley
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Creating Comfortable Shoes for Women, Pt. IV

We share the fourth and final instalment about how we created our debut flats collection: pointed-toe or ballet flats for narrow to wide feet.

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Comfortable Shoes For Women - Choosing a Last for pointed toe flats - Spring 2013 Flats Collection - Poppy Barley
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Creating Comfortable Shoes for Women, Pt. III

Lasts, insoles, soles, and leathers: meticulously selecting the essential components to make the perfect flat.

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Comfortable Shoes For Women - Leather pointed toe flats - Poppy Barley
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Creating Comfortable Shoes for Women, Pt. II

Customer survey responses on what makes the perfect ballet flat and we reveal the luxurious leather colours selected for Spring 2013.

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Comfortable Shoes for Women - Pointed toe leather ballet flats - Poppy Barley
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Creating Comfortable Shoes for Women, Pt. 1

Addressing the problems with off-the-rack shoes—comfort, fashion and fit—we aim to develop the most comfortable shoes for women.

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