Rockport Opens Its First Concept Store in Ottawa!

| October 31, 2014 | 9 Comments

Fashion is a very big passion of mine. One of my favourite areas of fashion has to be shoes. An outfit is almost never complete without them, and there are so many styles, colours and materials they are made from that I would never tire from looking at them. Rockport has been making stylish and comfortable shoes for over 40 years, and they have opened their first concept store in Ottawa at the Bayshore Shopping Centre that will serve as the model for its future concept stores in the future, and I was lucky enough to pop by for their Fall 2014 Preview Event.

The store is simply gorgeous! It has a clean style, great accent colours on the walls and is roomy so you do not feel cramped into the store. When I entered Rockport, I was warmly greeted by the staff, and was told to peruse the store to my heart’s content.


I really did not know where to start, since there were so many beautiful shoes everywhere! There were sporty and athletic shoes for those who like to venture outdoors

Sporty Collage

and  boots for those who are getting ready for our lovely Ottawa winters.

Boots Collage

They also had shoes, shooties and boots from their two most popular collections, Total Motion


and Seven To 7 displayed throughout the store .

 Seven To 7 Collage

And what is paired best with shoes? Accessories! There were lovely purses, bags, belts and even socks to help compliment the shoes in the store.

Purses Collage

Do not worry, gentlemen, Rockport also has a section for men as well! There were many styles of shoes, bags and accessories Rockport has that will satisfy your tootsies.

Mens Collage

Rockport was also generous enough to have Mill St. Brewery and Kernels on hand to provide beverages to those attending the event. This was an added bonus to the festivities, and those in attendance were happy about this surprise!

Food Collage

After my mini tour around the store, Rockport offered to let those invited to this event choose a pair of shoes to try on so we could see for ourselves just how comfortable their shoes really are to wear. This was a hard decision, as there were so many shoes at Rockport that I had my eye on, but I had finally narrowed the field of contenders down to three:

Seven To 7’s Tall Buckle Boot in Brown,


Seven To 7’s Wedge Bootie in Brown Suede, and

Brown Bootie Collage

Seven To 7’s Gore Shootie in Black LeatherSeven To & High Plaon Bootie FittingAfter a lot of deliberation, I chose the Seven To 7’s Gore Shootie in Black Leather. I really needed a heeled pair of shoes that could go easily from day to-night without much thought of what I could wear with them. They also looked the best with my favourite pair of jeans I was wearing at the event. They packaged this pair up and put it into their stylish Rockport bag for me to carry home.


The Fall 2014 Preview Event was so much fun to attend. I am also excited about the new pair of shooties I have to add to my wardrobe. If you are looking for a stylish yet comfortable pair of shoes and accessories to go along with them, then pop by Rockport’s new concept store at Bayshore Shopping Centre! You will not be disappointed by what they have to offer.

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  1. Brenda A says:

    So many beautiful shoes! I have no owned Rockports in many years, but may just have to go back!

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    sounds like you had a good time. Rockport make quality shoes but mostly they’re not my style. It was nice of them to give out shoes to everyone who attended the event.

  3. Judy Cowan says:

    Looks like a nice store, clean lines and the shoes are displayed great!

  4. Victoria Ess says:

    Beautiful store and beautiful shoes! My mom loves how comfortable they are.

  5. kathy downey says:

    Love the displays,everything looks so clean and in place

  6. kathy downey says:

    There are some awesome footware shown here

  7. kathy downey says:

    So many beautiful shoes,in a small town where I live there are not many places to shop

  8. kathy downey says:

    It would be hard to chose they are all so nice

  9. loriag says:

    my husband loves Rockports but I have never really considered them for myself, it is time to take good look.

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