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!

Enter the 2nd Annual Minnetonka Holiday Display Contest!

2013 Minnetonka Holiday Display Theme: Winter Wonderland

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and to celebrate Minnetonka is kicking off the 2nd Annual Minnetonka Holiday Display Contest!  This year we challenge you, Minnetonka retailers from across the United States, to design a display in the spirit of a Winter Wonderland – cozy blankets, touches of snow, twinkle lights – whatever winter means to your store + Minnetonka!

The Grand Prize Winter Wonderland Display will receive slippers for up to 10 of your staff members, treats for an in-store winter holiday party and a special spotlight post on Minnetonka social media channels.

ENTRY DETAILS:

All entries must be submitted to myminnetonkastory@minnetonkamocc.com by Monday, December 9, 2013.

  • Create a display that reflects the 2013 theme: Winter Wonderland + Minnetonka
  • Submit two high quality photos of your store’s Minnetonka Winter Wonderland display
  • All entries must include your store’s name, location and a contact name/phone number
  • From December 11 – 20 at 4pm CST, Minnetonka will feature different holiday displays on MinnetonkaMoccasin.com and allow Minnetonka fans to vote for their favorite display of the season. (Encourage your store fans to vote!)
  • The holiday display grand prize winner will be announced on Saturday, December 21.
  • The Grand Prize Display will receive slippers for up to 10 of your staff members, treats for an in-store winter holiday party and a special spotlight post on Minnetonka social media channels.

Store Spotlight: Bucketheads

Bucketheads of Abilene, TX owned and operated by the Nicholson family!

Minnetonka Store Spotlight: Bucketheads at Mall of Abilene, Abilene, TX

Bucketheads opened their doors in November of 2009, and have been growing ever since.
This country store is family owned and operated by Stace and Nancy Nicholson, along with their daughter Natalie. Daughters Lindsie and Alex are also a huge part of the store.

What is your Minnetonka story?
Our story with Minnetonka started a year ago with our oldest daughter, Lindsie.  Lindsie lives in a big college town that follows the latest trends, she came home one weekend talking about these popular “fringe boots” she insisted we carry at Bucketheads. Once we realized these “fringe boots” were Minnetonka we were on board!

What is your favorite pair of Minnetonka boots?
Wedges!  We love wedges; they go so well with jeans, palazzo pants, basically anything and are super comfortable.  I personally like the ease of throwing them on to dress up an outfit.  Perfect for date night or an easy shoe to wear at work.

What is the most popular Minnetonka style in your store?
We all share a favorite around here at Buckethead’s and that is the 5-Layer Fringe boot in any color.  We all have a unique style but one thing that remains a constant is the 5-Layer Fringe boot. Some of our employees even schedule certain days that they all wear them together!

How do you like to style your Minnetonka mocs or boots?
Around here if the weather gets below a certain temperature, it is almost certain you will see girls wearing tights, with over-sized shirts, and fringe boots. This is by far the most popular way to wear Minnetonka mocs or boots in the fall.  During the warmer days it is almost just as certain you will see girls wearing them with shorts or a cute little sun dress; either way the looks are easy, comfortable, and all over West Texas country.

What are a few must see destinations near your store?
Coined the “great city of West Texas” by railroad official Jay Stoddard Johnston.  We are a rowdy frontier town, established by cattlemen, with lots of fun little quirks and shops. You can see the beautiful flat lands of Abilene, feed the giraffes at our zoo, or you can visit the new and improved Frontier Texas in downtown; a museum that is interactive and fun for all ages.

We are known out here for some tasty grub, such as Perini Ranch Steak House, a home owned restaurant in beautiful Buffalo Gap, TX, Los Farolittos, an authentic Mexican hot spot and the Beehive, home owned with great ribeyes. We would love for you to visit and experience some of our annual entertainment such as, Rattlesnake Round Up, the West Texas fair and rodeo, and tons of boot scooting country concerts at the Lucky Mule.

Store Spotlight: Mahoney’s Outfitters

Minnetonka Store Spotlight:  Mahoney’s Outfitters 830 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, Tennessee 37604

Meet visual coordinator and buyer Brooke Pierce in our Q&A and learn more about Mahoney’s Outfitters of Johnson City, Tennesse.

What is your Minnetonka story?
Owned by Dan Mahoney, Mahoney’s has been in business for 53 years, starting out as an Army/Navy store and evolving into the premier outdoor store that it is today. Our store definitely has something for everyone!

As the times have changed, one thing has remained the same- Mahoney’s dedication to customer service and carrying the best brands!  This of course includes a 30 year partnership with Minnetonka.

What is the most popular Minnetonka style in your store?
The most popular Minnetonka style in our store would have to be either the Calf Hi 3-Layer Fringe Boot or the El Paso Suede Moc!

What is your favorite pair of Minnetonka mocs?
Personally, I LOVE the Calf Hi 3-Layer Fringe Boot in Brown Suede!  I have had these boots for over a year and they are just getting more comfortable. It is the perfect height to be worn with skirts and dresses or with skinny jeans and leggings… pretty much anything goes with these boots!  Several of the girls in our store have the 3-Layer Fringe Boots and we all style them a little different… but they always looks great!

What are a few must see destinations near your store?
We are fortunate to be surrounded by some excellent locations for food, entertainment and outdoor adventure!  Buffalo Mountain and Roan Mountain both offer excellent hiking trails, as well as mountain biking trails. We are less than an hour from multiple ski resorts and the area is surrounded by world-class whitewater for kayaking and rafting.

Deciding on a spot for lunch or dinner around Johnson City is  hard – we have so many amazing options!  Local staff favorites include El Charolais Mexican Taqueria, Scratch Brick Oven Pizza, Salt and Pepper and Buffalo Street Deli, just to name a few.  For great live music, the Down Home has become a mecca for music lovers in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Everything from Bluegrass, and Reggae, to Southern Rock can be found at venues around the area on any given night.