Store Spotlight: Farm-Way Inc.

Minnetonka Store Spotlight: Farm-Way, Inc 286 Waits River Rd Bradford, VT 05033

Farm-Way, Inc of Bradford Vermont is a family owned and operated store that has been in business for over 30 years by partners Skip & Carol Metayer and Paul & Bobbie Gallerani, along with Paul & Shelby Metayer and 35 dedicated employees.  Learn more about Farm-Way, Inc of Bradford today in our Minnetonka Store Spotlight!

What’s your Minnetonka story?
We started as a feed store in 1982, and grew into one of the largest footwear stores in Vermont with over 20,000 pairs on hand! We offer a wide selection of clothing and sporting goods, including kayaks, fencing and farming products.  Along with a gift house that features cookware, jewelry, pocketbooks, furniture and more!

For over 20 years Minnetonka has been part of our footwear collection.  Our Minnetonka selection is located at the entrance of our footwear department with over four dozen styles available year round.

What is your favorite Minnetonka slipper style?
Our favorite Minnetonka style is the Cally slipper, due to the variety of available colors which always makes it a popular selection in our store.

What is the most popular Minnetonka style in your store?
This year the Men’s Pile Lined Hardsole slipper was our most popular style!  With the Chrissy Bootie in a close second.

What are a few must see destinations near your store?
Bradford has Wright’s Mountain which is perfect for hiking and also offers spectacular views.

At the Bradford Falls you will most likely will see a photographer at any given time capturing the beauty of the river cascading towards the mill. Our town also borders the Connecticut River which has miles of boating and fishing opportunities.

Minnetonka x Wren – Limited Edition Collaboration!

 

Is it fall yet? We can’t wait to share our new Fall Limited Edition collaboration with you right now – the Minnetonka x Wren moc!  Minnetonka collaborated with women’s ready-to-wear brand Wren, founded by former Vogue and W fashion editor, Melissa Coker, to create this classic style moc featuring luxe deerskin and metallic beading, available here for purchase for a limited time.

How did this partnership of two classic brands join forces you ask? Melissa’s love for Minnetonka began as a child growing up in the Midwest, spending summer vacations in Wisconsin. The  highlight of each trip for her was buying a new pair of Minnetonka moccasins. Fast forward to Fall of 2013, and Melissa worked with Minnetonka to develop this new take on the iconic Thunderbird moccasin, the style that started out her Minnetonka love affair as a young girl.

To unveil this exciting collaboration, we channeled our inner 1960′s free spirit girl and partnered with award-winning filmmaker, Maximilla Lukacs and the indie pop band, Guards, to create an exclusive acoustic music video of their song “Not Supposed To.” Maximilla shot in a style reminiscent of 1960′s documentary filmmaking, including the use of Super 8 film stock for super saturated colors, which make the Wren dresses worn by Guards’ Kaylie Church, pop alongside the Minnetonka x Wren Mocs.

Front left to right: Wren designer Melissa Coker, Filmmaker Maximilla Lukacs, Minnetonka Marketing Manager Kalyn Waters; Back: Guards

Behind-the-video shot of Kaylie Church, member of Guards, wearing the Minnetonka x Wren moc paired with a Wren leopard dress

Push play below to see how the acoustic video turned out – and click here to purchase the Minnetonka x Wren moc!

 

 

Spring Into 31 Days of Style – Winners List

Spring into 31 Days of Style!  Think you’re a winner?  Check out the winner’s list below and then check your email for further details from Minnetonka.

Congrats to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who entered the Spring into 31 Days of Style Sweepstakes!

Day 1: Women’s Kilty Moc – K. Carr of Prairie Grove

Day 2: Kid’s Thunderbird II Moc – J. Teague of Bemidji

Day 3: Men’s Driving Moc – C. Brownstone of Lawrenceburg

Day 4: Women’s Boat Moc –  P. Sims of Louisville

Day 5: Kid’s Double Fringe Side Zip Booties – D. Watson of Arlington

Day 6: Men’s Double Bottom Cowhide Driving Moc – R. Cecilia of Danville

Day 7: Women’s Belize Marigold Sandal – M. McIIvaine of Chattanooga

Day 8: Men’s Moosehide Driving Moc – N. Stevens of Metamora

Day 9: Women’s Maui Poppy Sandal – R. Felder of Philadelphia

Day 10: Women’s Como Sandal in Black – V. Rose of Colonie

Day 11: Kid’s Kilty Suede Moc – K. Harper of Louisville

Day 12: Men’s Camp Moc – A. Gooch of Garner

Day 13: Women’s Bermuda Sandal in Dusty Brown – R. Pavlinac of South Lyon

Day 14:  Kid’s 3-Layer Fringe Boot – A. White of Dover- Foxcroft

Day 15: Boy’s Moc – T. Morse of Murray

Day 16: Women’s Ibiza Sandal in Dusty Brown – K. Kaiser of Arlington Heights

Day 17: Kid’s Ankle Hi Tramper Boot  - J. Muckel of Canoga Park

Day 18: Men’s Original Cowhide Driving Mocs – Q. Richardson of Cody

Day 19: Women’s Nicki Wedge – B. Coss of Holyoke

Day 20: Kid’s Thunderbird II Moc – R. Bessent of Jacksonville

Day 21: Men’s Double Bottom Softsole – L. Villalobos of Chicago

Day 22: Women’s Marin Sandal – K. Willard of La Pine

Day 23: Kid’s Double Fringe Side Zip Boot – R. Blinsmon of Cottage Grove

Day 24: Men’s Classic Moc – D. Mostella of Eden

Day 25: Women’s Marquette Sandal – E. Camplejohn of Raleigh

Day 26: Kid’s 3-Layer Fringe Boots – R. Jones of Newport News

Day 27: Men’s Double Bottom Cowhide Driving Mocs – M. Monday of Port Washington

Day 28: Women’s Ashley Wedge in Fuchsia – A. Crisafulli of Albany

Day 29: Men’s Double Bottom Hardsole Mocs – M. Palmer of Las Vegas

Day 30: Women’s Silverthorne Thong in White – K. Hunt of Las Vegas

Day 31: Women’s Thunderbird II Moc – G. Okundaye of Arlington

Backstage Sundance with Minnetonka

Minnetonka had a front row seat to the beautiful mountains and celeb party scene at the Sundance Film Festival this past weekend. Here are some shots from behind the Minnetonka camera in Park City!

The Egyptian Theater during Sundance on Day 1!

Before we got to work we did some shopping on historic Main Street at Minnetonka retailer, Southwest Indian Traders.

And checked out the selection at Park City Clothing Company. It appears that comfy footwear is a must in this ski town!

Celebs and Après Ski (and film) goers got a sneak preview of Minnetonka Spring mocs.

 

Alicia Keys - up close and personal! The crowd was buzzing when the talented star made her way through the Sky Blue rooftop lounge to meet with MTV News.

 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tony Danza showed mutual appreciation for each other's work as they talked about the latest love story they both star in, "Don Jon's Addiction."

 

Bret McKenzie, Keri Russell and JJ Feild, stars of "Austenland", shared lots of laughs together. Keri picked out the Kilty moc in Aqua as a parting gift!

After Matthew McConaughey finished his MTV News interview, he showed his soft side and selected Minnetonka mocs and boots for wife Camila Alves and his three kids!

Naomi Watts took a break from motherhood to talk shop about her film "Two Mothers."

"1600 Penn" actor, Bill Pullman, makes a moccasin getaway from the Creative Coalition luncheon with some Minnetonka slippers!