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Seasons Change, and So Do We

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September always brings a return to habit. The nonchalant days of summer slip away and our cool-weather, life routines re-emerge. The structure is a welcoming return to the purposeful lives we’re building. Every fall, my ambition returns to me. I’m invigorated back to my roots of curiosity and plans to make everything better. During the process, I also become very aware of what’s not working. The same thing happens with companies. At Poppy Barley, we reached a stage where we no longer recognized our company. We moved beyond a small, custom boot retailer from Edmonton. We liked who we had become. Six years later, we’re more passionate than in the beginning. We believe in what we’re building. We handle failures better. We have more critics and we’re better at filtering who we listen to. We’re OK with not being liked by everyone. We’re clearer on who wears a Poppy Barley shoe, and who doesn’t. We understand progress only happens while risking being wrong. We’re bolder. More vocal. Founder's Letter - Poppy Barley The time has arrived to share the more grown-up, more confident Poppy Barley. We needed a brand refresh – not just a visual lift, but an internal one too. To articulate ourselves as a company, Monica boldly stepped up to lead the process. We debated, argued, and went in circles, but more than anything, we dreamed together. I’m so proud of work done by our team to define Poppy Barley as a brand, culture and powerful force in the Canadian landscape. For our community, we sought to express the evolved Poppy Barley brand at our flagship store in Southgate Mall in Edmonton. Initially, we signed a temporary lease agreement with the mall. We needed to explore, to test, and to be confident it was the right place for us. Once we knew we’d call the mall home for a long time, we committed to designing and building a beautiful store, bound by our philosophy of hiring the best people and letting those people be amazing. Keith, our architect, and Scott, our contractor, immersed themselves fully into our company to create that space. The results are stunning and a bit daring. The night the store walls were being painted blue, I questioned my judgment – maybe there is a reason all stores are white, grey and black? Instead, it proved to be a reminder that being interesting is never synonymous with boring. Founder's Letter - Poppy Barley Poppy Barley is inspired by kick-ass women and men. The people who step into PB shoes demand a lot from themselves and our products. It’s a challenge we eagerly accept; beauty, brains and function coming together. We designed. We edited. We went beyond black. We released a collection meant for many seasons of life. While we breathed new life into customer favourites, we also released a whole new category of shoes – high heels. For our heel collection, we wanted to highlight some like-minded women who we look up to. Seasons change, and so do we - both as individuals and companies. This fall unveils a heightened version of Poppy Barley. We’re excited to share with you.

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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.