Are you all not hyped yet?! This year’s expo is next month! Next month! Over here we are getting all the final details ready to ensure that everyone enjoyed two days of full-on memories, laughter, and of course shopping!!! So, it’s time for another vendor spotlight, we know you want to know who’s coming and what goodies they have to offer.
We know how you all have been asking for a wide boot vendor, so today we are happy to introduce Boots By Pamela, a specialty boot shop just for wide calves. Excited? This is their first appearance at the expo, so make sure you stop by and say Heyyy! But for now let’s get to know more about the cool brand. Are you ready?
Boots By Pamela
How long have you been in business?
What type of business?
What is the story behind your brand?
My career was in the fashion industry, and I could never find any tall boots to fit my calves. This was very frustrating to not be able to complete your outfit with great boots! I would try everything pair after pair and nothing fit…so I decided one day I would start my own company and offer wide calf boots!
Why this focus?
Not only could I never find boots to fit, but I was sure there were other girls out there that had this same issue. Just because you have a wide calf shouldn’t mean you can’t wear a great fashion boot!
What inspired you to get into fashion?
I always loved clothing and fashion ever since I was a little girl! My mom dressed me in all the latest trends, and so I am sure I got some of that from her!
Are you self taught/passion driven or did you go to school for this?
I am passionate about fashion, always have been! I did get my degree in Clothing in Textiles, but this was after realizing that my passion could turn into a career!
What or Who is your style/design inspiration?
I do not have a specific style/design inspiration – I draw my inspiration from shopping in large markets like NYC and following plus size celebrities on Instagram
What has been the biggest success of your brand, to date?
Having over 20 small boutiques across Canada carrying my brand in their stores.
What would be one of the biggest style myths in Plus Size or Big & Tall Fashion?
I think the biggest style myth is if you are plus sized you do not want to be or should be fashionable or should wear the latest Trends. In the past, this was such a barrier to find great fashion in larger sizes. Now it is more accessible, but still feel there is a ways to go. I have been the complete opposite when it comes to fashion, I always want to know what is the next trend and where can I get this forward fashion.
How do you think the plus size industry has grown over the years?
I have seen such an evolution of the plus industry even over the past 5 years since I started my company. More designers are more inclusive to the plus sizes. More fashion is available to plus sizes.
Have you attended or vended at the expo before? If not, tell us your past experiences, if so, let us know what you are looking forward to!
I have not attended/vended at this expo. I have done other events in the plus industry; however this has come with no return on investment. Since this is a shopping event and Fall is around the corner, I am looking to have more success in selling my boots. I am also hoping to gain more exposure in the market to show the world I have great Wide Calf Fashion Boots!
What can the attendees of the TCFStyle Expo look forward to seeing from you?
Great Fashionable and Affordable Wide Calf Boots!!
You can find these and other styles now online at BootsbyPamela.com
Are you ready to shop from all the plus size brands we’ve been featuring? We have something for everybody this year at the expo. So, you are coming right?! I mean why miss it, we’ve got everything packed into two days. You know what to do next, right?