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.