Minnetonka Store Spotlight: Southern Exposure
27 Coogan Blvd. Mystic, CT 06355
264 Main St. Old Saybrook, CT 06475
After years of traveling through the Southwest exploring their interest in Native American art and culture, Lu and Les Lupovich left their professional careers and opened their first Southern Exposure store in Mystic, Connecticut in 1994. In 2005, a second Southern Exposure store opened in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
Over the years Southern Exposure has expanded its offerings to include home furnishings, clothing, cowboy boots and footwear, along with many one of a kind handmade items. Learn more about Southern Exposure today in our Q&A.
What’s your Minnetonka story?
Minnetonka was added to our product mix in 2001. Shortly thereafter, we hung a Minnetonka neon sign in one of our front windows and people responded immediately – we’ve never looked back!
Our selection of moccasins and slippers are always popular, and when we added Minnetonka sandals to the store our customers were extremely excited. We keep an ever increasing list of customer phone numbers who ask to be called as soon as the new collection of sandals arrive each year.
What are a few must see destinations near your store?
At our Mystic store we get travelers from all over the world due to Mystic’s colonial and whaling history. Mystic is home to the largest Seaport Museum and Aquarium on the Eastern Seaboard. Along with many local clientele, we do our best in our Mystic store to present a mix of merchandise that appeals to many personalities.
In our Old Saybrook store, which is located 30 miles south along the shoreline, we serve a more local clientele year round but our store always becomes busier in the summertime with returning cottage owners and renters.