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The Rediscovery Collection: Style Deep Dive

The Rediscovery Collection: Style Deep Dive

Our new Rediscovery Collection is designed for rekindling our friendships with hugs, returning to our favourite local spots, and traveling to destinations far afield. It’s about embracing the parts of the pandemic that made us better–and sharing it with the world. Our Senior Designer, Kalie, explores the two new footwear...

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Leather Shoes You Don't Need To Break In

Leather Shoes You Don't Need To Break In

We’ve all been there–slipping on a pair of leather shoes and feeling immediate discomfort. “How long will this last? Will they stretch? Are they going to be comfortable eventually?” High-quality structured leather shoes often have a break-in period of 5-8 wears in which the leather softens and molds to your...

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How to Break in Leather Shoes

How to Break in Leather Shoes

While sizing is completely personal and almost always of differing opinion, we’re noting down a few key points about fit, stretching and the natural journey that your leather shoes will take. 
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The Ultimate Guide: How to Clean Your Leather Shoes and Accessories

The Ultimate Guide: How to Clean Your Leather Shoes and Accessories

With spring in the air and a bit of spare time on your hands, now is the perfect time to clean and stow your winter shoes, and pull those summer flats and sandals out for the refresh they deserve. We’re rounding up everything there is to know about treating your...
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How Reducing Packaging Can Have a Big Impact

How Reducing Packaging Can Have a Big Impact

Packaging has a big impact—an incredible 47 percent of total plastic waste in Canada comes from packaging. If everything we buy comes in packaging, and most of it is destined for the landfill, how can we make an impact?
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Fall Fashion Roundup: Timeless is the new Trendy

Fall Fashion Roundup: Timeless is the new Trendy

Trends come and go, but good design is forever. The biggest fashion trend for Fall 2018 is functional, versatile, and wearable pieces.
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One Sandal. Five Women. Nothing But Love.

One Sandal. Five Women. Nothing But Love.

If we were giving an award for the style most coveted by our audience of influencers, stylists, and fashion professionals, the Niagara Cross Mule would handily take the crown.
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One Sandal Three Ways

One Sandal Three Ways

You don't need an occasion to wear a heel. Sometimes you just want to add some height, elongate your leg line, or feel a bit sassier than you do in a flat.
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A Travel-Inspired Collection, Rooted In Canada

A Travel-Inspired Collection, Rooted In Canada

Our Co-founder Kendall reflects on summers past, our current collection, and the future of Poppy Barley.
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A Deep Dive Into Summer With Designer, Leah

A Deep Dive Into Summer With Designer, Leah

Poppy Barley Designer, Leah breaks down everything that went into bringing our 2018 Summer Collection to life.
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Good To The Last Drop: Poppy Barley Releases A Limited Edition Reusable Mug

Good To The Last Drop: Poppy Barley Releases A Limited Edition Reusable Mug

How we can make small, meaningful changes to reduce our environmental impact and promote sustainable practices in our everyday lives?
5-minute read
Dissecting Our Fall 2017 Collection

Dissecting Our Fall 2017 Collection

Inspired by Paris in the Fall, and demanding luxury basics that elevate daily life, our co-founder, Justine, breaks down our Fall 2017 Collection.
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