Poppy Barley

Why is it so difficult to find stylish boots that actually fit? This was the nagging question that led Kendall and Justine Barber to build Poppy Barley Made to Measure.

Recent Blog Posts

The Gift of Time: The Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute
Posted
Our Director of Content shares how the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, Poppy Barley's Q1 charity partner, saved her dad's life—twice—and continues to change her own. The post The Gift of Time: The Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute appeared first on Poppy Barley.
Published at Poppy Barley
In Her Shoes: Brittni Jessie, Leon Bridges
Posted
Last August, we met Brittni Jessie while she was headlining with Leon Bridges at EFMF. Here, she talks travel, music, and why—when it comes to great style—less is more: "You don’t need a lot of instruments to make a great song." The post In Her Shoes: Brittni Jessie, Leon Bridges appeared first o...
Published at Poppy Barley
A Personal Note—And a 2018 Announcement
Posted
A Personal Note—And a 2018 Announcement
2017. Over. 2018. Onwards. 2017 challenged how work and life work together. We’re not talking about balance. We’re talking about life happening AND running a business. As business owners, we don’t have the ability to “turn-off work” when big life events happen. Justine discovered this when she re...
Published at Poppy Barley
When Happiness Drives Success
Posted
When Happiness Drives Success
Almost 5 years into business, a new flagship store, and a new baby on the way, our co-founder, Kendall, believes that time is moving just the way it should. The post When Happiness Drives Success appeared first on Poppy Barley.
Published at Poppy Barley
Dissecting Our Fall 2017 Collection
Posted
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. The post Dissecting Our Fall 2017 Collection appeared first on Poppy Barley.
Published at Poppy Barley
24 Hours with Poppy Barley’s Mexico Operations Manager
Posted
24 Hours with Poppy Barley’s Mexico Operations Manager
From morning to night, Laura—Poppy Barley's Mexico Operations Manager—outlines a typical day in the business of shoemaking in León, Mexico. The post 24 Hours with Poppy Barley’s Mexico Operations Manager appeared first on Poppy Barley.
Published at Poppy Barley
How To Work At Poppy Barley
Posted
How To Work At Poppy Barley
Without great people to make ideas happen, businesses fail. From fans to employees, from a quick Skype interview to a 3-year courting process, here's how some of our team members got their start at Poppy Barley. The post How To Work At Poppy Barley appeared first on Poppy Barley.
Published at Poppy Barley
Go Inside #PoppyBarleySouthgate
Posted
Go Inside #PoppyBarleySouthgate
Well, folks, the Poppy Barley Southgate Flagship at Southgate Centre in Edmonton has opened and it’s in full swing! We started flirting with the idea of opening a retail store a couple years ago. Our original vision for Poppy Barley was a pure play e-commerce store. While sitting at two rented de...
Published at Poppy Barley
#PoppyBarleyPassport: Poppy Barley Around the World
Posted
#PoppyBarleyPassport: Poppy Barley Around the World
See our interactive social map of all the places you brought your Poppy Barley shoes in 2016—and all the accessories we designed to go with it! The post #PoppyBarleyPassport: Poppy Barley Around the World appeared first on Poppy Barley.
Published at Poppy Barley
How Becoming a Mom Changed Me—and My Company
Posted
At the end of 2016 I’ve arrived at the same place as Kendall—focusing again on the long-term vision for Poppy Barley—but had a different journey to get there. Last January, ten very long days overdue, I had my first baby, a beautiful boy we named Jude. In the weeks leading up to his birth I wonde...
Published at Poppy Barley