1. We travelled south to Calgary for PARKSALE which was, in fact, a sale in a park. But the organization, PARK, stands for Promoting Artists Redefining Kulture, and they host some of the coolest events + fashion shows in Alberta. 2. Breanne measuring our first customer of the day!3. Our boot and flat display at PARKSALE 4. Cocktails the night before the sale at Borgo Trattoria 5. The PARK girls delivering the freezies to all the PARKSALE vendors. When's the last time you had a freezie? 6. Our Poppy Barley soles and insoles for your perusal 7. The Feminine Slipper in Robin Egg and Metallic Gold with Gold Fox hardware arrives for fashion blogger Vickie Laliotis of Adventures in Fashion 8. Instagram star @CarmynJoy wears The Feminine Slipper in Robin Egg and Camel Suede with Gold Fox hardware (obviously a popular style!) 9. Celebrating our Alberta BoostR crowdfunding success (we surpassed our $10,000 goal and raised almost $30,000!) with home-brewed sangria (thanks, Kendall!) 10. Our Alberta BoostR Appreciation Party - and the star of the show: heeled boots samples! 11. Breanne "footprint" testing in a bucket of water (a very official test lab). 12. Spotted sipping wine at Roast Coffee Co.: The Feminine Slipper in Essential Black & Camel Suede and The Feminine Slipper in Metallic Gold & Camel Suede. A perfect match. 13. Kendall and Justine show up to the office in matching outfits! This happens more often than you'd think. 14. Fashion blogger and PR wizard Janis Galloway of Dress Me Dearly orders her first pair of Poppy Barley flats. 15. We took in a Fall trend report from Holt Renfrew fashion director Lisa Tant one lunch hour. 16. Kendall wears the first sample from our upcoming Heeled Boots Collection out on the streets of Vancouver--in the heat of summer. 17. Wedding planner Jennifer Bergman styles a super cute outfit in The Feminine Slipper. 18. New leather swatches you can order with your Leather Swatch Kit! 19. & 20. Stylist and Fashion Consultant Lazina McKenzie of L2Squared Style shared a photo of her beautiful Poppy Barley flats on Instagram and only a few hours later, Edmonton-based artist Hailey Wright of Paper & Ink had recreated a watercolour version! How cool is that? 21. Breanne has so many measuring tape requests she can barely carry them all to the post office! 22. A Poppy Barley customer plans her honeymoon in Belize with The Classic Point in Black Python with Gold heel Studs 23. The winner of our Oh My! Handmade contest receives her prize: The Modern Mary-Jane in Peony. 24. New samples of The Contemporary Ballet! We've added cap-toe options to this rounded-toe flat. 25. As part of our Alberta mini-tour, Poppy Barley drove north to Fort McMurray for three full days with our new boot styles, The Uptown Boot, The Downtown Boot, The Poppy Barley Boot, and the redesigned Savannah Hill Boot 26. A special guest: Fort McMurray's mayor, Melissa Blake gets measured for Poppy Barley boots! 27. & 28. Our founders, Kendall & Justine Barber get some head-shots taken with @CarmynJoy. 29. Enroute to a Alberta BoostR reward party: our Community Manager, Caroline, picks up two dozen cookies from Cookie Love in her new flats, The Classic Point in Camel Suede with Gold Heel Studs. 30. A beautiful dog waits faithfully outside The Grizzly Paw in Canmore. Our founder spent the weekend there on a conference for startups. 31. Because you need to see these again: a sample from our upcoming Heeled Boots Collection! 32. The leaves are changing - just in time for our Fall photo shoot! Follow us on Instagram for a behind-the-scenes look.
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