My name is Dolly Peel. I’m from a very small town called Bobcaygeon, located two hours north of Toronto. Therefore, I grew up in a place where everyone knew everyone, and the most exciting thing to do was to get an ice cream cone and sit on the cow at the local Kawartha Diary…but I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way!
I have always had a very strong appreciation for fashion and home decor. I started working in the family business of retail stores (shoes, clothing, swimwear etc.) at a young age, which definitely contributed to the discovery of my love for fashion. I ended up attending The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, for Fashion Merchandising, and graduated with a Bachelors degree in June 2013.
While completing my degree, I had the opportunity to do an internship in New York City at the Escada head quarters. This was when I discovered my love for Visual Merchandising.
After completeing my internship and graduating school, I eventually made my way back up to Canada. I worked as a Merchandise Coordinator for TJX Canada (Marshalls, Winners etc.), for a year in Toronto. I then returned home sweet home, and began working in the family business again.
I’ve continued working for Bigley’s for the last couple years, in marketing and online sales.
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