Global Lookbook: Yasuko’s B-kyu Zukan

Yasuko from Yasuko’s B-kyu Zukan
Location: Ryogoku & Asakusa - Tokyo, Japan

We recently collaborated with the always fashionable Japanese illustrator Yasuko for our first-ever Global Lookbook!  Check out Yasuko’s favorite places to visit in Tokyo below (especially her great restaurant recommendations!) and see more of her #MyMinnetonka style featured in our latest lookbook.

Do. The excursion cruise on Sumida river is very fun! If you want to keep it casual, you can try it by water-bus. For a little bit more of an upscale experience, you can go cruising on Yakatabune, a traditional Japanese houseboat. Also the cruise on Tokyo Bay is very nice, you can enjoy delicious French cuisine and the beautiful skyline of Tokyo!

See. Asakusa is the old downtown of Tokyo. It’s the most popular spot for visitors from overseas. And Omotesando has great mixture of the latest fashion and culture. Both spots are must see destinations!

Eat. My current favorites are these three restaurants. Sanbyakuya in Shinsen, their Intestine BBQ is the best. Shanghai-xiaochi in Shinjuku has eclectic vibe and delicious Chinese food. For girls night out, I like Benoit in Aoyama which is produced by Alain Ducasse.

Go. Mount Takao! Tokyo is not only shopping and restaurants. After a hike, you can enjoy delicious Japanese at Ukai-Toriyama.

Shop. Shinjuku Isetan! It’s a wonderland for those who love to shop!

Featured Product:  Moosehide Driving Moc

Shop your favorite Minnetonka styles in Japan here.

Global Lookbook: Our Style Kenya

Joy from Our Style Kenya
Location: Arboretum, a beautiful park in Nairobi, Kenya

Minnetonka’s iconic footwear has been seen around the world since 1946. This month we launched a new lookbook featuring the global Minnetonka style of 10 bloggers.

Joy of Our Style Kenya styled a pair of Double Fringe Side Zip Boots for the lookbook and today shares with us a few of her favorite things to do and see when in Nairobi.

Do. I love camping and hiking. Naivasha has some of the best campsites where you can camp in actual tents and build fires. Not “hotel” camping!

See. Diani and Kilifi. They are in the coastal areas. The beaches are clean and white. The water is so blue you feel as though you are in a postcard.

Eat. I’m a foodie so anywhere with great food is perfect for me. But I am obsessed with seafood. My favourite sushi restaurant has to be Furosato.

Go. Naivasha. If you are in Kenya that is the place to go. There is an area called Hells Gate - the scenery is breath taking!

Shop. It varies. I shop everywhere. In stores and in secondhand markets. But secondhand markets are my favourite and Gikomba is the best when it comes to secondhand markets. And when I save money on clothes I spend the rest of my money on shoes!

Featured Product: Double Fringe Side Zip Boot

Shop your favorite Minnetonka styles in Kenya and South Africa here.

Global Lookbook: Fashion Footprint

Wafaa from Fashion Footprint
Location: Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Wafaa of Fashion Footprint styled the 3 Layer Fringe Boot for our Global Lookbook using the iconic back drop of Burj Khalifa. We asked her to share with us a few of her favorite spots to visit and things to do when in Dubai.

Do. I love to shop, style outfits, Roller-Blade and go to the gym
See. Burj Al Arab is a must see when visiting Dubai!
Eat. Wafi Gourmet is a delicious Lebanese restaurant
Go. Fujairah is a must see city to explore in UAE
Shop. Dubai Mall is the best place to shop!

Featured Product: Calf Hi 3 Layer Fringe Boot

Shop your favorite Minnetonka styles in the United Arab Emirates here.

One Style, Two Ways: El Paso Ankle Boot

One Style, Two Ways:  El Paso Ankle Boot
Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky and Julie from Orchid Grey 

With a crisp chill in the air, sweater weather is officially here. We asked two bloggers with stunning personal style and a penchant for pairing sweaters with suede Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky and Julie from Orchid Grey to take a cozy fall favorite, the El Paso Ankle Boot, and style it two different ways for their next weekend adventure.

This big sweater is my favorite cozy piece this autumn.  I love how it’s casual, but a great statement piece, and it pairs perfectly with my El Paso booties!  Elizabeth, Delightfully Tacky

Moccasins have graced my feet since I was just a baby, that soft leather protecting me from the earth and elements as I explored trails, beaches, and hillsides with my family. Now, years later, they’re still the first thing I reach for when it comes time to choose what to wear for a low-key adventure.

On this sunny, brisk November day, I drove north, bound for the boulder field of Hickory Run State Park in Northeast Pennsylvania. There’s nothing that calms my heart rate quite like the wilderness, and as I jumped from rock to rock, my feet solidly beneath me, the tension and stress of the city evaporated with every breath of snow-tinged air. Julie, Orchid Grey 

Each Minnetonka style can be worn a million different ways.  Share your #MyMinnetonka style with us on Instagram.

Global Lookbook: Girls Off Fifth

Janelle & Jessica of Girls Off Fifth
Location: Washington Square Park & Macelleria, New York City

We are excited to unveil our latest lookbook celebrating the #MyMinnetonka style of 10 bloggers from around the world. Over the next few weeks we will be featuring each blogger’s individual style along with a few of their favorite places to go, eat and shop world-wide.

Janelle’s Favorite Spots in NYC to:
See. Brooklyn Flea in the summer months
Eat. Cafe Mogador in East Village
Go. Central Park is the perfect retreat in the center of the city. I love to go biking in spring, sunbath in summer, watch the leaves change in fall, and ice skating in winter.
Shop. Amarcord Vintage for something old or Bloomingdale’s for something new

Jessica’s Favorite Spots in NYC to:
See. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. They have an incredible collection, plus there’s a stellar rooftop that overlooks Central Park
Do. Vintage treasure hunting. NYC has some of the best vintage and thrift stores
Eat.  Macelleria, the location of my shoot!  Delish food & beautiful atmosphere
Go. Heading to Bear Mountain for a fall hike to see the foliage change is my favorite weekend getaway!
Shop.  Nolita is great. It’s the perfect mix of unique boutiques, vintage stores, and quaint cafes to recharge after a day of shopping

Featured Product: Baja Boot, Tramper Ankle Hi Boot