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Gravity Pope Toronto Opening

Gravity Pope's official launch in Toronto w/ feature interview with Louise Dirks (owner/founder). Also, check out some guest features from Spiro Mandylor (It's All Style To me), Alex Liang (Kenton Magazine) & Lance Chung (Sharp Magazine).

ith someone who owned an import shop, and together we did a lot of import shopping. We started bringing in footwear, and one of the brands we brought in was Doc Martens."

"The demand for Doc Martens was insane. We just had so many people wanting the product, when we had shipments arrive, we would literally sell them out within a week. We would have like six or seven names on one box, and if someone didn't come to pick up their shoes, we'd call the next guy and the next person and so forth."

"We started filling up the import shop with Docs and it soon outgrew the space that it was in, so we started looking for another spot to expand the footwear offerings, and that's when Gravity Pope opened."

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For many Albertans, any job that requires international shoe shopping trips is a dream job. Louise Dirks, owner of fashion chain Gravity Pope, admits she has a pretty great gig—but building a successful retail business can be a struggle.

"I remember a season where I was so broke that I literally flew to Las Vegas with not a dime in my pocket, and I strategically scheduled dinner with a supplier every night so that I could eat, and that was my Vegas trip," she says. "Those were the things that you did."

- See more at: http://www.atb.com/business/resources/articles/Pages/article.aspx?aid=25#sthash.NCPbQabW.dpuf

For many Albertans, any job that requires international shoe shopping trips is a dream job. Louise Dirks, owner of fashion chain Gravity Pope, admits she has a pretty great gig—but building a successful retail business can be a struggle.

"I remember a season where I was so broke that I literally flew to Las Vegas with not a dime in my pocket, and I strategically scheduled dinner with a supplier every night so that I could eat, and that was my Vegas trip," she says. "Those were the things that you did."

- See more at: http://www.atb.com/business/resources/articles/Pages/article.aspx?aid=25#sthash.NCPbQabW.dpuf

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