Hola Ottawa! My name is Sanja Popo , co-founder of FIGJAM.TO : Canada’s exclusive online boutique for Aussie labels. As a Torontonian living part-time in Ottawa, I want to not only share unique Aussie fashion, but I hope to get to know this cute & cozy community better and connect with other like-minded entrepreneurs.
When my fabulous work wife, Olga Kadylak, created FIGJAM.TO and asked me to join, I never realized how much having a small business truly means & what it really takes. For me, it basically saved me.
Being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, working in marketing for luxury corporate brands and always having a side hustle I reached a breaking point. As we all face our struggles, for me it was FIGJAM.TO ,family, friends and meeting inspiring and just genuine people, that allowed me to become me as I had to learn (and still learning) how to readjust my life.
Anyways, as I began scouting the Ottawa region, I noticed a lot of great local markets for farmers, vintage, flea and handmade pieces. But I couldn’t find an event exclusively for local vendors & online shops. As Ottawa will become my home, I want to continue to learn, to be inspired and share good vibes in a classy & fun way, as we all grow and try to figure out our small businesses.
So I present to you HAUTE BAZAAR : Ottawa’s exclusive pop up market for local shops & event rentals. Hope y’all will join me on my journey ! xx