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Future Fund Ambassador: Kayla Alexander

Future Fund Ambassador: Kayla Alexander

Professional basketball player and Olympian, Kayla Alexander, found her confidence on the court. Off the court, she is committed to helping girls and women find their confidence, too. Read on to learn how she’s doing so through her company, Tall Size, and children’s book and new business of the same...

17-minute read
Future Fund Ambassador: Janine Rogan

Future Fund Ambassador: Janine Rogan

Janine is an author and financial expert empowering women to build wealth through financial literacy. When girls are empowered with financial knowledge, they have the confidence to navigate adulthood with resilience, become leaders in their communities, and pursue entrepreneurship. Read on to see how Janine is shaping the next generation...

7-minute read
Future Fund Ambassador: Mallory Rowan

Future Fund Ambassador: Mallory Rowan

Mallory knows what it takes to build a thriving business—three of them, in fact. As a serial entrepreneur, personal development content creator, and business coach, Mallory empowers other entrepreneurs by equipping them with business, finance, and habit tools. Read on to see the important role business and financial literacy play...

6-minute read
Future Fund Ambassador: Laura Stacey

Future Fund Ambassador: Laura Stacey

Laura Stacey is a two-time Olympian and a member of the Canadian women’s national ice hockey team. She comes from a lineage of accomplished hockey players who inspired her participation in the sport from the age of four. Understanding the importance of sport at a young age, Laura advocates for...

7-minute read
Future Fund Ambassador: Larissa Franklin

Future Fund Ambassador: Larissa Franklin

Larissa Franklin started as a young aspiring athlete and became a professional softball player and Olympian. Between practices, Larissa is completing her Master’s in Management Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Smith School of Business. Also an accomplished keynote speaker, Larissa speaks of transforming your mindset to overcome obstacles, relating it...

6-minute read
A Day in the Life: Director of Technology, Daelan

A Day in the Life: Director of Technology, Daelan

Meet Daelan, Poppy Barley’s Director of Technology, otherwise known as the man behind the website (and so much more)! Read on to discover how Daelan’s improving the experience of Poppy Barley’s team and community (yes, you!) one technical system and tool at a time.   You’ve been with Poppy Barley...

7-minute read
Jet Set Go: Travel Essentials to Add to Your Packing List

Jet Set Go: Travel Essentials to Add to Your Packing List

The three pillars of travel essentials: a convenient and safe place for your belongings, comfort and ease (from navigating the airport to exploring your destination), and a big plus - looking and feeling great while doing it. We’ve rounded up the best Poppy Barley travel accessories and footwear to help...

3-minute read
A Day in the Life: Store Manager and Retail Training Lead, Sunny

A Day in the Life: Store Manager and Retail Training Lead, Sunny

Meet Sunny, Poppy Barley’s Retail Training Lead and Calgary-based Store Manager! Discover how she pivoted from working full time in the fitness industry to training Poppy Barley’s retail teams, sharing her passion for authentic customer connections and perfectly-fitting shoes!   How did you get your start at Poppy Barley? Before...

4-minute read
Designing Our Vancouver Store: Creating a Unique Retail Experience

Designing Our Vancouver Store: Creating a Unique Retail Experience

On May 5, 2023, we opened the doors to our first (highly anticipated!) store in Vancouver! Read on to learn about how we applied our design filter to create a unique retail experience. Have you ever wondered what it takes to bring a retail experience to life? It’s an exciting...

6-minute read
Picking Poppy Barley's Vancouver Store Location: A Guide to Finding the Perfect Retail Space

Picking Poppy Barley's Vancouver Store Location: A Guide to Finding the Perfect Retail Space

On May 5, 2023, we opened the doors to our first (highly anticipated!) store in Vancouver. Picking the perfect location for our YVR store was no small feat! Read on to learn about the process. Hi! I am Justine, Poppy Barley's co-founder and co-CEO alongside my sister Kendall. One of...

5-minute read
How to Style Mary Jane Flats (and Pull Off the Balletcore Trend)

How to Style Mary Jane Flats (and Pull Off the Balletcore Trend)

Mary Jane flats have taken the fashion world by storm in recent years, winning over women everywhere with their timeless design and unbeatable comfort. 2023 trend reports show no signs of them losing their appeal, especially with the rise of ‘balletcore,’ a popular trend involving ballet-inspired fashion. This versatile shoe...

2-minute read
How to Style Wooden Clogs

How to Style Wooden Clogs

So you purchased a pair of wooden clogs, and now you're not sure how to incorporate them into your closet. Don't worry we're here to help! This versatile leather shoe can be worn anytime, anywhere—and most importantly—with anything! With help from some of our most fashionable friends, we've rounded up...

3-minute read