Store Spotlight: Walker General Store

Minnetonka Store Spotlight: Walker General Store 516 Minnesota Ave. West Walker, MN 56484

Walker General Store, located in Walker, Minnesota, is an old-fashioned store the whole family can enjoy.

The town of Walker is located on Leech Lake, the third largest lake in Minnesota boasting over 600 miles of shoreline. The area is now considered one of Minnesota’s top summer vacation destinations and visiting has become a family tradition passed on for generations.

What’s your Minnetonka story?
Walker General Store opened 10 years ago in a smaller location, three years ago we decided to move into a different space that allowed us to create a larger store and begin carrying Minnetonka products.

What is the most popular Minnetonka style in your store?
The Kilty Moc reigns as the most popular style for both our customers and employees.

We carry over 40 Minnetonka styles and try to have everyone’s favorite on hand – for men, women and the kids!

What are a few must see destinations near your store?
Our area has so many beautiful destinations! We have some of the best bike trails in the upper Midwest. The one thing that our area is most known for are the headwaters of the Mississippi River.  Plus you can always count on catching a fish or two in one of our 10,000 lakes!

Store Spotlight: General Store of Minnetonka

Minnetonka Store Spotlight: General Store of Minnetonka 14401 Highway 7 Minnetonka, Minnesota 55345

What’s your Minnetonka story?
We opened the General Store of Minnetonka in 1984 as a family owned business.  Since 2005 we have carried a wide selection of Minnetonka mocs, boots and slippers.

What is the most popular Minnetonka style in your store?
The most popular style in our store are the slippers – everyone loves the slippers!

What is a must see destination near your store?
Our favorite must see destination near our store is Lake Minnetonka, of course!  Some of our claims to fame are having both Minnetonka moccasins and Tonka Toys named after our lake—and of course, having Prince mention Lake Minnetonka in his hit Purple Rain!

General Store of Minnetonka employee Nicole with her favorite Minnetonka style, the Cally slipper!

Store Spotlight: Lucy’s Clothing & Shoes

Minnetonka Store Spotlight: Lucy’s Clothing & Shoes  5715 Cowrie  Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 Canada

Lucy’s Clothing & Shoes is located on the Sunshine Coast peninsula in beautiful Sechelt, British Columbia. Meet store owner Nancy Palmer-Moore in our Q&A along with sales staff Allie Amberg, Amber Higgins, Nicole Lumley, Lindyn Williams and Jessica Hemingway.

What’s your Minnetonka story?
Lucy’s Clothing and Shoes has proudly carried Minnetonka since 2010. We live in a small, locally driven community, set against lush West Coast surroundings. The natural bohemian nature of Minnetonka is a perfect fit for our lifestyle.

What is the most popular Minnetonka style in your store?
Our most popular style remains the classic Kilty moc. Its effortless vibe can’t be beat!

Along with being the first choice for our customers, the Kilty moc remains the staff favourite as well. The supple rubber bottom and soft suede are great for wearing before, during, after work and any place in between.

How do you like to style your Minnetonka mocs?
Minnetonka mocs are incredibly versatile. We love them styled with a great pair of lived in boyfriend jeans and your softest white tee, or cozied up with a flirty floral dress and your best oversized knit sweater.

What are a few must see destinations near your store?
During the warmer months, the Sunshine Coast transforms into an outdoor playground. Whether it be paddle boarding our coastline, or hiking through any of our well loved trails (Smuggler’s Cove, Skookumchuck Narrows, Mt. Daniel to name a few) you’re sure to find your own little piece of paradise.  And your Minnetonka mocs will be right there with you, along for the ride!

Store Spotlight: Goodman’s Department Store

Goodman's Department Store owner Hayley Goodman with store manager Richard Kirk

Minnetonka Store Spotlight: Goodman’s Department Store 402 Pagosa Street Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Goodman’s Department Store of Pagosa Springs, CO, was established in 1900 and has been family owned and operated since then.  It’s currently under the fifth generation ownership of Hayley Goodman.

Meet Hayley in our Q&A and learn more about Goodman’s Department Store of Pagosa Springs, Colorado!

What’s your Minnetonka story?
The Goodman’s legacy began 114 years ago with my great, great grandfather, David Lowenstein.  It’s been family owned and operated for five generations. We’ve proudly carried Minnetonka for four of those generations!

I’m extremely grateful to have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of my family members, while trying my best to maintain Goodman’s historic feel. Goodman’s just wouldn’t be the same without our Pendleton Blankets, Cowboy Boots, Cowboy Hats, and Minnetonka moccasins.  I hope to make my ancestors proud and continue this legacy as long as I can!

What is the most popular Minnetonka style in your store?
The most popular styles vary based on the season.  When it’s cold, sheepskin slippers (my favorite!) are a sought-after style. Currently, the leopard mocs are extremely popular but when it warms up a bit more, sandals definitely become a favorite of our customers.

What is your favorite Minnetonka slipper style?
My favorite pair of Minnetonka slippers would be the Sheepskin mules.  You’ll rarely catch me walking around my house without them, so comfortable!

How do you like to style your Minnetonka mocs or boots?
My personal style is boho chic with a western flair.  My favorite outfit would be styling my 5-Layer Fringe Minnetonka boots with skinny jeans and a western top or Tasha Polizzi’s long Aztec print cardigan. And then accessorizing with lots of turquoise jewelry and a large, slouchy handbag or perhaps my matching Minnetonka fringe handbag!

What are a few must see destinations near your store?
A definite must see in Pagosa Springs would be our natural hot springs. In the winter our ski area, Wolf Creek, gets the most snow in Colorado so it’s worth checking out.

The beautiful San Juan River runs right through town so rafting and tubing are great activities during the summer months. Pagosa is such a magnificent area, but to me, it’s especially magical in the fall when the leaves are changing.

Store Spotlight: Evergreen Crafters

Minnetonka Store Spotlight: Evergreen Crafters 28076 Highway 74 Evergreen, CO 80439

Meet owner Susan Fariss in our Q&A below and learn more about Evergreen Crafters of Evergreen, Colorado!

What’s your Minnetonka story?
Evergreen Crafters has carried Minnetonka Moccasin for 40 years.  We started as a souvenir shop, catering to a large tourist trade. While tourism continues in Evergreen, we have now developed a largely local following.  

At Evergreen Crafters we offer a nice selection of clothing for both men and women, including both a men’s and women’s moccasin department. As you can see, we have a large moccasin wall for women and just recently created a men’s nook upstairs.  
 

What is your favorite Minnetonka moccasin style?
My favorite style is the Women’s Moosehide Moc. Not only are they comfortable, but they look great with just about anything.  

What is the most popular Minnetonka style in your store?
At Evergreen Crafter’s our best selling styles are the shearling slippers for both men and women.  Since we are located in a Colorado mountain town, it is always a little on the cool side, plus they are so long lasting as well.

What are a few must see destinations near your store?
There are plenty of must see’s in and around Evergreen, CO.  The biggest and most famous is Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which is just down the road from our store.  

There is also Evergreen Lake, with plenty of opportunity for fishing, hiking, kayaking, canoeing and biking during the summer.  During the winter, the focus turns to skating on the local rink and skiing at the local resorts.