Rockport Brings Style, Fashion & Function to Ottawa



Ottawa welcomed a new flagship store at the ever evolving Bayshore Mall. Rockport invited members of the Ottawa media to come and enjoy an evening with the experts behind the Rockport brand and to meet the knowledgeable staff & dedicated store manager. We were welcomed by the fun staff of  The Mill Street Brewery and munched on snacks from Kernels



The store is very unique in design and appearance, it’s open concept and attention to detail makes this store welcoming to the weary shopper. I follow a conservative dress code at school, with one caveat, the item must be yard duty worthy. Waterproof, weather proof and a high level of warmth are key in keeping me comfortable during recess duty. 

Fashion, Function and Flexibility 

I had the opportunity to speak to Sean Kotania, who is the Retail Operations Manager for Rockport. We spoke at length about the newly designed concept store and the highly regarded designer Roberto Rossi who creates amazingly fashionable footwear with the comfort of an athletic shoe for Rockport. 



Sean, was welcoming and held the Ottawa consumer in very high regard. He assured me that all the Rockport styles will be showcased here in Ottawa at the flagship store. Sean also explained that Rockport boots have been treated with hydro-shield technology that allows the foot to breath as well as maintain a dry foot bed. Dryness and warmth are both key elements when attempting to stay warm in the typical Ottawa weather patterns and yes, yard duty worthy. 

These will be under the Christmas tree for my DH this year. 

During his high school and university days, my DH’s was an athletic equipment and shoe sales person Old Fire Hall Sports in Unionville.  Rockport’s at that time were his favorite shoes because of their excellent craftsmanship and quality materials. He was impressed to hear that not much had changed in 25 years. 



These are the shoes I picked from the event, fashion meeting function married perfectly together. The manager Karen, spoke eloquently to me about her journey with Rockport. It as obvious that she is committed to the Rockport brand and the new flagship store in Ottawa. 

I will be a frequent shopper at the Rockport flagship store at Bayshore. Is it wrong that I am already looking forward to having a sneak peak at the new winter line? 

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