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.

Store Spotlight: Alice’s Wonderland

Minnetonka Store Spotlight: Alice’s Wonderland 1581 Route 6 Greeley, PA 18425

Today meet owners, Jenn & PJ Karpiak, along with their family Matt, Jane and John, in our Q&A and learn more about Alice’s Wonderland of Greeley, Pennsylvania!

What’s your Minnetonka story?
We are a family owned, year-round, outdoor specialty store, that has been in business since 1941. Greeley, Pennsylvania is a seasonal resort area, but our store’s main focus is on work apparel and footwear, which has included Minnetonka since October 1982!

What is your favorite pair of Minnetonka mocs?
Currently my favorite pair are the Feather Mocs, but I also like all of the bright colors in the Boat and Kilty Mocs.

What is the most popular Minnetonka style in your store?
Currently the most popular style is the Men’s Pile Lined Hardsole Slipper, with many of the other cozy slipper styles in a close second for popularity.

How do you like to style your Minnetonka mocs or boots?
We have several areas in the store where we like to showcase various moccasin and sandal styles outfitted on our mannequins, as well as displayed in our footwear department.

What are a few must see destinations near your store?
A few of our favorite must-see destinations near Alice’s Wonderland include -
Shohola Falls Recreation area featuring beautiful waterfalls and hiking trails; and Lake Wallenpaupack which is a 13 mile long man-made lake that offers swimming, fishing, power boating and sailing!

Also near us is Promised Land State Park – perfect for hiking and camping, along with the Delaware River which has become very popular for bald eagle watching, and is also great for rafting and tubing in the summertime.

Store Spotlight: Funky Munky

Minnetonka Store Spotlight: Funky Munky 323 N. Randall Rd. Lake in the Hills, Illinois

Meet owner Jodi Galle in our Q&A below and learn more about Funky Munky of Lake in the Hills, Illinois!

What’s your Minnetonka story?
Before I took the jump into “brick & mortar” retail, I would vend at music festivals & universities.  It was a great  environment of creativity and expression.  In 1993, I opened Funky Munky with the goal of creating the same experience within a store.

In 2008, Minnetonka was added to our merchandise mix. It is a great partnership; as our customers value the quality of the brand.  Music fests continue to be a big part of our customers lives.

What is your favorite pair of Minnetonka boots?
My favorite style is the 5 Layer Fringe Boot.  The cushion sole makes you feel like you are walking on air. It looks great with jeans, leggings, skirts or shorts. And is one pair of boots that always gets compliments!

What is the most popular Minnetonka style in your store?
The 5 Layer Fringe Boot continues to be the most popular style.  As of late, the El Paso Moc and Suede Ankle Boot have been getting a lot of attention.  Our merchandise comes from all over the world and the El Paso fits right in with its tapestry detail.

How do you like to style your Minnetonka mocs or boots?
Fringe boots and moccasins are a perfect way to create an amazing outfit. Customers are treated to a daily style inspiration with our mannequin, Fiona. Of course every outfit includes a pair of Minnetonkas!  We also style little sister Winnie in our kids mocs.  We try to always have something unique & unusual to catch the customer’s attention.

What are a few must see destinations near your store?
Lake in the Hills is a wonderful town. It’s less than an hour from Chicago, yet far enough away to have a country feel. There’s even a small municipal airport if you feel like dropping in!

A great way to see the nearby natural prairie is the Prairie Trail.  It takes you north to the the Wisconsin state line or south to a series of additional trails.

And summer means music fests!  A couple that are a must see for our customers include Summer Camp in Chillicothe, Illinois, May 23-25, and Lollapalooza at Grant Park in downtown Chicago, August 1-3.

Store Spotlight: St. Croix Shoe and Boot

Minnetonka Store Spotlight: St. Croix Shoe & Boot  406 Second Street, Hudson Wisconsin

Today we’re excited to spotlight St.Croix Shoe & Boot of Hudson, Wisconsin.  Meet owners Bill & Ellen Casey, along with their daughters Mackenzie and Alyssa, and find out more about their store in our Q&A below.

What’s your Minnetonka story?
For years our daughters have owned Minnetonka Moccasins and have loved their fun and trendy styles.

When we decided to open our store in June 2013 we immediately knew that we wanted Minnetonka Moccasins in our product selection.  We love their fun and fashionable colors and timeless styles and were proud to bring classic Minnetonka mocs to the St Croix Valley area!

What is your favorite pair of Minnetonka boots?
Hi Top Back Zip Boots in black suede – they go with everything and are so comfortable!

What is the most popular Minnetonka style in your store?
The Calf Hi 3-Layer Fringe Boot in brown suede, with grey suede as a very close second!

How do you like to style your Minnetonka mocs or boots?
Minnetonka footwear can be styled with everything!  They look great with skirts, shorts, leggings and jeans.  And are fantastic to wear year-round in the winter, spring, fall and summer!  A classic wardrobe element and ‘must have’ for fashion.

What are a few must see destinations near your store?
Hudson, Wisconsin is a great weekend get-a-way destination with a variety of activities and opportunities to explore!  Located on the St Croix River, Hudson features a wonderful marina for boating enthusiasts. The area is also home to world class golf at Troy Burne Golf course.  And the Phipps Center for the Arts offers quality entertainment for the whole family in theatre, music and dance.

Historic downtown Hudson features excellent shopping and exceptional restaurants. Whether you enjoy Mexican, Italian, German, Caribbean or American cuisine; downtown Hudson will have it covered!

Minnetonka Holiday Display Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Rhinestone Gypsies!

The winner of the 2nd annual Minnetonka Holiday Display Contest is…Rhinestone Gypsies of Merkel, Texas!  Congrats Rhinestone Gypsies!

And congratulations to Regina C. the winner of today’s drawing to receive a pair of Minnetonka mocs or slippers of her choice.

Thank you to every one who voted and to all of the Minnetonka stores who created fun and festive Winter Wonderland displays reflecting the spirit of the season!