Minnetonka Store Spotlight: North Standard Trading Post 1662 Queen Street West Toronto, ON, M6R 1B2
Meet owners Pamela Hopson and Francesco Fiore in our Q&A and learn more about North Standard Trading Post of Toronto!
What is your Minnetonka story?
We are a clothing and lifestyle shop for men and women that pays tribute to the North country that we value so much. Our brands have to inspire emotions of simple and quality made pieces, as well as tell a great story. Pamela has been wearing Minnetonka Moccasins for years, and has always loved their styling, comfort, and quality. Minnetonka was an easy choice for us because it fits our vision perfectly.
What is the most popular Minnetonka style in your store?
The Infant Fringe Bootie in tan and brown suede! These mocs fly off the shelves for the little ones and they also make the perfect gift for new moms and pops!
What is your favorite pair of Minnetonka mocs?
We love anything with the Thunderbird pattern. Not only does it tell a great story, it is a fun design on the footwear. We have the Thunderbird II and the Thunderbird Boat Moc in our store and although we love all the styles, these would be ranked as our favourites. We do also like when new styles come into play, for example, the Full Leopard Moc adds an awesome pop to our assortment.
How do you like to style your Minnetonka moccasins?
We love Minnetonka moccasins because you can wear them with anything! Right now, since the warm weather is hitting, we love pairing them with denim shorts and oversized loose knit sweaters. They really give that effortless, comfort-cool styling that we love to any outfit.
What are a few must see destinations near your store?
We love our little nook of Toronto because it has a great community. We are right in-between two wonderful neighbourhoods: Parkdale and Roncesvalles. Both are packed with independently owned shops, art galleries, coffee shops, and phenomenal restaurants. A few steps west of us is a destination for antique shopping with more than 10 antique and vintage stores jammed onto one block. We also love to spend our days off exploring High Park – Toronto’s largest public park – which is a short walk west of our store. It’s full of nature trails, ponds, wildlife, and a small zoo.