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Meet the Team: Kendall, Co-founder

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So far, you've met our Customer Insights Specialist, our Community Manager, and our Brand Design Manager. Today, we're profiling one of Poppy Barley's all-star founders, Kendall Barber.

A BCom grad from the University of Victoria, Kendall went on to study International Business at the Grenoble Ecole de Management in France before becoming the marketing director for several major Western Canadian companies. On the side, she started a much-loved Edmonton blog, City and Dale, where her "weekend to-do" round-ups and inspiration boards have become the source for the best in local eats, fashion, home décor and events. Other fun facts? She's mastered the art of baking cookies, and had the most unreal wedding in Italy last year.

In the land of made to measure boots and custom shoes, Kendall leads marketing + communications, business + web development, and HR + finance for Poppy Barley; she's the definition of a multi-tasker, fusing natural style and creativity with serious business smarts. And not only does she run her own company, she runs marathons, too.

Meet Poppy Barley Co-founder, Kendall Barber

Learn more about Kendall in our rapid-fire Q&A...

Name: Kendall

Job Title: Poppy Barley Co-Founder

Nickname: K, Katy-K (only by my mother), Kenny (only by the guys I lived with while I was studying at the University of Victoria)

My typical day at the office... starts at home with coffee + emails. When I arrive in the office, I dedicate my energy to collaborating with our brilliant team, investors and partners. My day is a mix of creativity, problem solving, decision making, chatting to people – and some really mundane paperwork.

Fit Issue: Wide Feet & Athletic Calves (read: slightly wide calves)

Favourite Poppy Barley boot style right now: The Savannah Hill Boot in Black

Favourite Poppy Barley flats style right now: The Feminine Slipper in Essential Black with Metallic Gold heel blocking

Favourite online hangout spot: New York Times, The Coveteur, Houzz

Fashion piece I never leave home without: Lipstick

Item I never leave home without: A measuring tape

Indulgence: Chocolate chip cookies

Favourite quote: “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” - Virginia Woolf

Wanderlusting after: Brazil

Favourite city to visit: Paris

Lusting after: Wolf Gas Range & Double Ovens

I have a weakness for: Expensive Pens

If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be: Buenos Aires

When it's time to unwind: I go for the longest run.

Favourite App: Evernote - it saves my life!

*Shot by Carmyn Joy

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The Harley Heeled Sandal Ankle Size Guide

How To Measure:
The Harley Heeled Sandal: Take a tape measure and wrap it around your foot, right below your ankle bone as that is where the strap will sit (see product imagery and fit video for a visual demonstration). This measurement is based on the last adjustment point on the strap.

Size Strap length will accommodate an ankle measurement up to the size below
5 26 cm
5.5 26.5 cm
6 27 cm
6.5 27 cm
7 27.5 cm
7.5 27.5 cm
8 28 cm
8.5 28 cm
9 28 cm
9.5 28.5 cm
10 28.5 cm
10.5 29 cm
11 29 cm
11.5 30 cm
12 30 cm

The Esther Heeled Sandal Ankle Size Guide

How to Measure:
The Esther Heeled Sandal: take a tape measure and wrap it around your ankle, above the ankle bone, as that is where the strap will sit (see product imagery and fit video for a visual demonstration). This measurement is based on the last adjustment point on the strap.

Size Strap length will accommodate an ankle measurement up to the size below
5 23 cm
5.5 23 cm
6 23 cm
6.5 23 cm
7 24 cm
7.5 24 cm
8 24.5 cm
8.5 24.5 cm
9 24.5 cm
9.5 25 cm
10 25 cm
10.5 25.5 cm
11 26 cm
11.5 26 cm
12 26 cm

Belt Sizes

Natural Waist Measurement Typical Jean Size Belt Size for High‑rise Pant Belt Size for Mid‑rise Pant Infinite Belt Size
23-25" 23/24 26" 28" 1
25-26" 25 28" 30" 1
26-27" 26 30" 32" 1
27-28" 27 30" 32" 1
28-29" 28 32" 34" 2
29-30" 29 32" 34" 2
30-31" 30 34" 36" 2
31-32" 31 34" 36" 2
32-33" 32 36" 38" 3
33-34" 33 36" 38" 3
34-35" 34 38” 40" 3
36-37" 36 38" 40" 3
38-39" 38 40" 42" 4
40-41" 40 40" 42" 4
42-43" 42 44" 46" 4
43-44" 43 44" 46" 5
44-45" 44 46" - 5

Sizing Note: For the most accurate fit, measure around your body where you plan to wear the belt. Choose the closest belt size to that measurement.

Belt Diagram Accent Belt and Complement BeltThe Accent Belt, The Polished Belt and The Complement Belt size measurements start from the beginning of the leather to the middle hole.

Belt Diagram Infinite BeltThe Infinite Belt size measurements cover the entire length of the leather.



Belt Measuring Guide

Belt Measuring Guide

A - High-rise style:

If you plan to wear your belt around your natural waistline, wrap a measuring tape around the narrowest part of your midsection. Then, add 3” to determine your high-rise belt size.

B - Mid-rise style:

If you plan to wear your belt lower than your natural waistline, you will require a dierent size. If you have a particular pair of bottoms you intend to wear your belt with, wrap a measuring tape through the belt loops while in a relaxed position.

When wearing your belt in your preferred style, it should fasten in the middle hole. The belt will relax with wear allowing you to cinch it tighter, as needed.

If you plan to wear the belt in both the high and mid-rise styles, you have two options:

  1. Select your high-rise style and fasten it more loosely when worn in the mid-rise style.
  2. Select your mid-rise style and fasten it more tightly when worn in the high-rise style.