Gaining her first follower, Justine convinced her older sister Kendall to help build a movement.
The pitch: luxury products, attainable price points, and an elevated customer experience through transparent manufacturing and a better fitting shoe. One size doesn’t fit all.
Diving into the history of shoemaking, the sisters settled on the company name, Poppy Barley, for its roots in England during the middle ages. Cobblers used poppy seeds and barleycorns as a unit of measurement; one barleycorn was equal to 1/3 inch, and four poppy seeds equalled one barleycorn.
Materials, Not Markups
We believe in justified pricing.
Full grain leathers–from cow, calf and goat to deer and bison–sourced from a family-run tannery; padded leather insoles; meticulous craftsmanship; made-to-order processes; we choose only the top materials and methodologies to create our shoes. Welcome to a new relationship between quality and price point. The comfort speaks for itself.