Minnetonka 1st Annual Holiday Display Contest

Round 1 Voting is now CLOSED!

Minnetonka stores from around the country created festive holiday displays reflecting the spirit of their store and Minnetonka. Now its up to you to vote for your favorite Minnetonka Holiday Display of the season (and YOU could win too)! Are you a store owner? Encourage your customers, friends and family to vote – good luck!

HOW TO VOTE (AND WIN!)

  • To cast your vote, leave a comment in the section below for the holiday display of your choice.
  • Please only one vote per person. For the final voting round, voters may submit one vote on both Facebook AND the Minnetonka blog (for a total of two votes).
  • Winners must live in the U.S. and be 16 or older.
  • Each participating voter will be entered into a drawing on Saturday, December 15, to win a pair of Minnetonka mocs or slippers of their choice! 

 

VOTING PERIOD

Round 1 – November 28-December 7 at 4pm CST: The initial voting period featuring all store display entries will be open from November 28 to December 7 ending at 4pm CST. Store displays with the  most comments within this blog post will move on to the Final round.

Final Voting Round – December 10-14 at 4pm CST: The top three stores with the most votes from Round 1 will move on to the final voting period.  Finalists will be featured on the Minnetonka blog and Facebook page. The final store display entry that receives the most votes on both Facebook and the Minnetonka “Finalists” blog post will win. The Holiday Display winning store AND winning voter will be announced on Saturday, December 15.

 

Display 1: Thompson Shoes of Waverly, Iowa. Top styles on their Minnetonka wish list include the Mukluk High Boot, Cally Slipper and Bootie with concho.

Display 2: Hitch 'N Post of Aberdeen, South Dakota. The styles on their Minnetonka wish list this season include the Cally Slipper in chocolate suede, Suede Skimmer Moc in dusty brown and the Chrissy Bootie in chocolate suede!

Display 3: Cornblooms of Madison, Wisconsin. At Cornblooms their Minnetonka wish list features the 3-Layer Fringe Boot in brown, Kilty Leopard Moc and the Cally Slipper in grey.

Display 4: Broken Arrow Trading Company with locations in Hill City & Keystone South Dakota. Their Minnetonka wish list features styles including the Chrissy Bootie in chocolate brown, Double Fringe Side Zip Boot in grey and the classic Thunderbird Softsole in brown.

Display 5: Hopperton’s Moccasin & Gift Shop of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Their display is 'Fringe All the Way' but on their wish list this year popular styles include the Cassie Slipper in hot pink, Cally Slipper in navy and Calf Hi 2-Layer Fringe Boot in brown.

Display 6: William James Leather of Minocqua, Wisconsin features a moccasin tree and shoe box houses. All they want for this holiday season are Minnetonka boots! Ankle, short, tall, fringe, tramper or sheepskin!

Display 7: Family Footwear Center of Lake George, New York. At the top of their Minnetonka wish list this season? A pair of Pile Lined Hardsoles, Kilty Mocs and Moosehide Classic Mocs.

Display 8: Grandpa Shorter's of Petoskey, Michigan. Grandpa Shorter's Minnetonka wish list features styles such as the Kilty Moc in grey, 3-Layer Fringe Boot in black and Short Sheepskin Pug Boot.

Display 9: Suburban Shoe Center of Bristol, Virginia. This year on their wish list is a pair of Moosehide Classic Mocs for men and women!

Display 10: Nokomis Shoe Shop of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Featuring a festive feast of Minnetonka styles on their wish list including Kilty Mocs in every color, a pair of Calf Hi 3-Layer Fringe Boots and El Paso Mocs.

Display 11: Covered Bridge Gift Shop of Frankenmuth, Michigan. On their Minnetonka wish list this year? Moc, boots and slippers!

Display 12: The Cowboy Shop of Pinedale, Wyoming and their sleigh full of slippers and mocs. The top three Minnetonka styles on their wish list include Sheepskin Softsole Mocs, Double Deerskin Softsoles and Children's 3-Layer Fringe Boots in brown!

Display 13: Winnebago Gift Shop of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. On their Minnetonka wish list styles include Cally Slippers in grey, Double Fringe Side Zip Boots in brown and a pair of Full Leopard Mocs!

Display 14: Crock and Rocker of Michigamme, Michigan. On their Minnetonka wish list this year styles include Fringe Boots, Leopard Mocs and Minnetonka sandals for summer!

Display 15: Needful Things of Chaska, MN. This season Needful Thing's Minnetonka wish list includes pairs of Calf Hi 3-Layer Fringe Boots, Cally Slippers and Chrissy Booties!

Display 16: Sportman's Outlet in Bradford, PA. The top items on the wish list at Sportsman's include the Chrissy Bootie,the Casey Slipper and the Short Pug Boot!

Display 17: The Indian Teepee Gift Shop, Bolton Landing, NY. The items on the top of their wishlist this year are the 5-Layer Fringe Boot, Woodstock Boot, and the Sheepskin Tramper Boot!

 

Display 18: Funky Munky of Lake in the Hills, IL with a display made of tree slices. The 5 Layer Fringe Boot, Cally Slipper and Mukluk Hi Boot top their wish list this year!

Display 19: Footloose of Sanibel, Florida.

Display 20: Terry's Ranch and Home Supply of Pagosa Springs, CO.

Kick Kennedy’s Minnetonka Style

In the December issue of Town & Country, Kick Kennedy, an aspiring actress and committed environmentalist illustrates her emerging fashionista status by artfully mixing high and low fashion into her signature look.

Kick effortlessly pairs her Minnetonka Feather mocs with the high end luxury look of Chanel to create a stylish contrast of casual glamour. Her adventurous personality extends into her every day Cape Cod style when mixing a denim shirt with a pair of embellished Balmain pants and her Kilty suede mocs, a chic approach in mixing high and low fashion to create her modern look.

Modern day prep in a pair of Minnetonka Feather Mocs

Classic Boho Beauty

Vintage glam mixing a pair of Balmain pants with her Minnetonka Kilty Suede Mocs

All American leisure in a pair of Deerskin Driving Mocs

 

 

Minnetonka Holiday Display: Nokomis Shoe Shop

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving from Minnetonka!  Sneak a peek at the festive Thanksgiving feast Nokomis Shoe Shop of Minneapolis created.   We love their fun and creative holiday display featuring a few of their favorite Minnetonka styles this season including the El Paso Suede Moc, the Kilty Moc and the popular 3-Layer Fringe Boot!

To kick off the holiday season, Minnetonka is launching the 1st Annual Minnetonka Holiday Display Contest!  Over the next few weeks we will be featuring an array of festive Minnetonka holiday displays from retailers across the country and need your help voting for your favorite. Stay tuned for more details!

A Thanksgiving feast! Serving up the latest styles and colors of Minnetonka mocs, slippers & boots

We're thankful for the Kilty moc too!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Is a pair of Minnetonka Thunderbird II mocs on your wish list this season?

Store Spotlight: Minnetonka Namba Parks

The Minnetonka Namba Parks store in Osaka, Japan

So many fun styles and colors to choose from!

Which style is your favorite?

Store manager Kozue Inaba and a fellow employee both excited to discuss the latest Minnetonka styles available this season!

Store Spotlight:  Minnetonka Namba Parks Store

Newly opened this past March, we are excited to spotlight the Minnetonka Namba Parks store of Osaka, Japan.  Find out a little more about the Namba Parks store in our Q&A with store manager Kozue Inaba!

What is your Minnetonka story?
I own about 30 pairs of Minnetonka mocs and boots,  so I am always happy to share my Minnetonka expertise with our customers. It is such a fun experience to be able to inform them about the different Minnetonka styles so they leave our store excited about the variety of products.

What is the most popular Minnetonka style at the Namba Parks store?
The most popular style in our store is definitely the Kilty Suede Moc in brown, a very classic and chic style.

What is your favorite pair of Minnetonka boots to wear and how do you like to style them?
My favorite pair are the Double Fringe Side Zip Boots in wine. It is definitely this fall’s fashion color! I like to wear my Minnetonka boots usually with a tailored shirt and a pair of pleated pants, a very menswear inspired look.

What is a ‘must see’ destination when visiting Osaka?
There is a well-established boutique called “ROCKS” in Kita-horie. I basically buy all my clothes there that I like to style with my Minnetonka mocs.

Blogger Spotlight: Camp Patton

Grace of Camp Patton in her Minnetonka Sheepskin Side Zip Fringe Boots

Grace's adorable Mini-tonka fans Sebastian and Julia

A perfect fall look styled with a pair of Classic Driving Mocs

Warmth & style, fall essentials accessorized with a pop of color and Grace's Minnetonka must-have, a pair of Suede Ankle Boots

Blogger Spotlight:  Grace of Camp Patton

Meet Grace, the extremely stylish, witty and busy mother of two adorable kids, with a third on the way, and blogger behind Camp Patton.  We love how Grace styled her Minnetonka must-have items for fall including the Classic Driving Moc, Sheepskin Side Zip Fringe Boot and Suede Ankle Boot.

Check out Grace’s Minnetonka style and story in our Q&A, and stop by Camp Patton this week and enter to win a pair of Minnetonka mocs to style this season.

What’s your Minnetonka story?
I recently bought a pair of moccasins for my 2-year-old daughter, Julia, because I was having trouble finding her cold weather shoes that actually stayed on her feet and didn’t require an army of patience to put on a squirmy toddler. I love them because she has a bad habit of taking off her shoes in public and she has yet to do so with her Minnetonka boots which my posterity greatly appreciates. My stylish grandma recently added a pink pair to her collection and bought Julia’s little brother, Sebastian, a pair of his very own.

If you could explain your style in one word or phrase what would it be?
Functional meets try-not-to-look-like-I’m-trying-too-hard. I would love to have the excuse to go all out and rock the latest trends but the reality is that most of my outings are to glamorous places like Costco and Target.

Whose style inspires you? Where do you find your inspiration?
I am such a sucker for fashion and style blogs and love the outfits Kendi, Bex, and Megan wear on their blogs. If I could raid anyone’s closet it would be probably the Olsen twins … two for one.

What’s your favorite trend this season?
How cliche do ankle boots and patterned denim sound? Because I love the look of both.

What song do you currently have on repeat?
I’m always years behind the curve but I’ve been loving Lana Del Ray even though she’s a little depressing … she gets me through my little teeny tiny jogs.

What’s your favorite city and why?
Not that I frequent this place a lot but I love Rome (as in Italy). How is it not everyone’s favorite place? I don’t know.

My Minnetonka must-have item is _____________.
This is tough because I LIVE in my Sheepskin Side Zip Fringe Boots (warmest shoes ever) but I truly love my Suede Ankle Boots because they are insanely comfortable, go with just about everything in my closet, and can be dressed up for a trip to Target or, you know, dressed down for a trip to Target.