We missed you last week! That means we're giving you 14-days-worth of updates, so let's get started...
Here's what happened:
We spent five days in Toronto measuring more than 150 women for custom tall boots, ankle boots and flats. The best part about it was meeting all the new + returning customers. Many had been following the Poppy Barley story for months, and many had heard about us from this Globe & Mail article (we are so thankful for press!). Our first popup happened with Jeff at Brodawka & Friends at 1114 Queen Street W. If you haven't been here before, go. You're in for plaid pants; MeFits critters, "solving a world of insecurities one story at a time"; a tasteful selection of records--rotated regularly; hot tea; and some beautifully handcrafted footwear. Our second popup shop was co-hosted with BRIKA, a very cool, curated and well-crafted e-tailer that helped kickstart our Christmas shopping. A final word: stay tuned for details on a more permanent Poppy Barley shop-in-shop in Toronto.
We launched our first Ready-to-Wear Collection. Some of you are lucky enough to have a standard foot size and foot width, but you're looking for serious comfort and classic style. With our Ready-to-Wear line, you can order Poppy Barley flats and ankle boots from us in Black, Ruby Red, or Cognac, and cut the wait time. They'll be on your feet in just two weeks.
We received an honest and articulate Poppy Barley review--one that we'd be crazy not to share--from Nicco at A Different Face.
We celebrated our 2nd birthday on November 15th in Toronto! We're putting together another timeline for you capturing the highs and lows of the last year, but first, read our timeline from our first year in business.
We welcomed two new staff members to Poppy Barley - Yvonne and Erika. You'll be hearing from them, and more about them, in the coming weeks.
Here's what's coming up:
We are hosting TWO popup shops in Edmonton this weekend! The first is at Cory Christopher's studio for the CC Christmas Market. The second is at the Royal Glenora Club's Christmas Gift Show. We'll be measuring you for custom shoes and selling Gift Card Packages. Don't miss!
We are hosting another popup shop at Vine Styles in Calgary, but this time, we're adding some sweet treats from Crave Cupcakes to the wine pairings and measuring appointments. Book here.
We have an exciting collaboration with Berg & Betts coming! If you click through, we bet you can guess what it is...
We attended the official opening party of Kit and Ace on Whyte Avenue last night, and are getting ready for Saturday night's PARKSHOW at the Go Centre/Saville Centre in Edmonton. There's only about 40 tickets left, and it's going to be an outstanding night in fashion. See you there.
Ken Bautista of Startup Edmonton announced the re-vamp of Vacancy Hall in the Mercer Building. Expect pop-up retail and studios that are short-term, flexible, and customizable.
*As always, you can follow the happenings at Poppy Barley LIVE via Instagram. Thanks to @AnyaGeo and @Chiutips for your photos this week!