Store Spotlight: The Moccasin Shop & Gifts

The Moccasin Shop & Gifts of Eagle River, Wisconsin

Connie, owner of the Moccasin Shop & Gifts, in their recently renovated store

Susan in her favorite pair of Full Leopard Mocs in front of the Moccasin Shop's wide selection of Minnetonka styles and colors!

Connie & David's grandson Eli shows off his adorable Mini-tonka style in a pair of Velcro Back Flap Booties


Minnetonka Store Spotlight: The Moccasin Shop and Gifts 101 E Wall Street, Eagle River, WI 54521

The Moccasin Shop and Gifts is a family-owned and operated business that has been open for almost 35 years. It is located on the corner of Wall and Railroad Street in the old First National Bank building, the second oldest building in Eagle River, built in 1923.
This past winter the store underwent major renovations, so be sure to stop by this summer if you are in the Eagle River area to see the amazing transformation of the store and say hello to owners Connie and David!

What is your Minnetonka story?
We began selling Minnetonka Moccasins in 1977 and since then, Minnetonka Moccasins have been our best-selling line of shoes for over 35 years.  The top selling moccasin in our store for the last several years has been the El Paso Suede moccasin in brown.

What is the most popular Minnetonka style at Moccasin Shop and Gifts?
Our most popular moccasin styles are the Kilty Suede Moc, Cally Slipper and the women and childrens Thunderbird mocs.

What is your favorite pair of Minnetonka mocs?
Connie’s favorite pair of Minnetonka Moccasins are the Limited Edition Thunderbird II mocs in aqua, and David’s favorite pair are the Sheepskin Hardsole mocs.

How do you like to style your Minnetonka mocs or boots?
Our casual work atmosphere allows us to wear Minnetonka moccasins to work, but they are also great for play.  We both like to wear them with jeans, and Connie likes to wear her mocs with skirts as well.  

What are a few must see destinations when visiting Eagle River?      
Our store is located in the heart of the great Northwoods. We are the number one tourist destination in Northern Wisconsin.

Eagle River is well known for having the largest inland chain of lakes in the world.  There are over 30 lakes with great fishing and all types of watercraft recreation.  It’s also very common to see a few bald eagles while visiting the area!

Eagle River is also the snowmobile capital of the world and home of the Snowmobile World Championships held here every winter. The endless bicycle and hiking trails turn into great snowmobile trails during winter months.

And an absolute must is our newly remodeled Moccasin Shop and Gift store located in the old First National Bank building!

Mocs For Mom Sweepstakes!


Mocs for Mom Sweepstakes!
Show your mom lots of love this Mother’s Day with a special treat for her feet!

Send us a snapshot of you and your mom (past or present) with a short caption telling us why she deserves a new pair of mocs this Mother’s Day. All participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of five pairs of mocs. If your photo is selected we will feature you and your mom on the Minnetonka blog and send mom a new pair of mocs!

Mocs for Mom Sweepstakes Rules:

  • Email a photo of you and your mom along with a short caption of why she deserves a new pair of mocs to
  • Submission must include full name and contact information
  • One entry per person
  • All entries must be received by 5pm CST on Saturday, May 11, 2013
  • All submissions will be entered into a drawing and five winners will be selected
  • Winners will be announced Sunday, May 12, 2013 on the Minnetonka Blog
  • Must live in the US or Puerto Rico to be eligible
  • Upon submission you release all provided materials to Minnetonka for potential use on the Minnetonka Moccasin blog, Facebook and Twitter pages
  • Winners will have their choice of moccasins or slippers. 
  • Prizes will be mailed within 2 weeks
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Blogger Spotlight: Modern Eve

Katie the blogger behind Modern Eve in her Minnetonka 5-Layer Fringe Boots

Katie's Minnetonka must-have for spring, a pair of Classic Fringe Boots

A trend Katie loves? Fringe! We adore this summer look she styled featuring her pair of marigold Belize sandals


Blogger Spotlight:  Katie of Modern Eve

What’s your Minnetonka story?
I was actually introduced to Minnetonka recently after discovering the infant fringe bootie. They’re the cutest thing ever and make a great baby shower gift. When I saw them in the adult-version, I knew I had to have my own pair.

If you could explain your style in one word or phrase what would it be?
Modern and feminine (but not girlie) with a side of boho and an occasional edge.

Whose style inspires you?
Olivia Palermo, Jennifer Aniston, Julie Sirinana (Sincerely, Jules) and Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific).
What’s your favorite trend this season?
Pattern mixing – floral on floral, stripes on stripes, tribal patterns mixed with polka dots. Anything goes right now and I love all the options to be creative.

What song do you currently have on repeat?
The Lumineers’ entire album, but especially Ho Hey. It’s one of those instantly-makes-you-happy songs. They were just here in Dallas and played their new untitled song (likely to be called Falling in Love) – that will definitely be on repeat once it’s released.

What’s your favorite city and why?
San Francisco. It’s a large city with a lot of culture, delicious food and beautiful scenery. And being only a short drive to Big Sur and Napa Valley makes it an ideal vacation spot.

My Minnetonka must-have item is…
The Classic Fringe Boot. They go with everything, are easy to slip on and are so comfortable. I’ve been living in them this spring.

Fashion Bulletin: Spring Chic

Spring has sprung! This season we’re excited to wear our favorite spring essentials – dresses, skirts and shorts –  with a pair of Tramper Ankle Hi Boots to create a chic spring look with classic Minnetonka style.

For more spring style inspiration visit our Pinterest board featuring these chic looks styled by bloggers Love, Blair and A Piece of Toast.  And be sure to check out the Spring 2013 Lookbook “Spring Awakening”  featuring new Minnetonka styles for spring! 

Blogger Spotlight: A Piece of Toast

Sally from A Piece of Toast in her champagne Deerskin Soft T Mocs

Spring chic in a pair of Tramper Ankle Hi Boots

Classic Minnetonka style in a pair of 3-Layer Fringe Boots

Blogger Spotlight:  Sally from A Piece of Toast

We adore the style of sisters and bloggers, Molly and Sally from A Piece of Toast and love these three looks Sally styled for spring!

If you haven’t yet, visit A Piece of Toast today to enter their Minnetonka giveaway for the chance to win a pair of Thunderbird II or Deerskin Soft T Mocs!

What’s your Minnetonka story?
Not too far off from Molly’s story, her friend Annie started sporting the Deerskin Soft T Mocs to high school and we both became instantly obsessed.  Annie is a good friend of both of ours, despite her being in Molly’s grade.  She has always been a trendsetter and has a way of dressing that is both classic and cool.  Annie introduced us to many stylish things in high school, and Minnetonka was one of them.

I have gone through at least three pairs of moccasins since my very first pair in high school and will never stop replacing them.  It’s a tried and true shoe that I can wear year round and know I will always be comfortable in.

If you could explain your style in one word or phrase what would it be?
Classic, yet feminine

Whose style inspires you?
I find my inspiration through browsing style images on Pinterest and through visiting some of my favorite blogs.  Whether its a new way to braid my hair, a pair of sunglasses, or colored denim – I am constantly inspired by the stylish people on Pinterest and blogs.

As far as celebrities, I will always consider Gwyneth Paltrow to be my style icon.  She manages to dress casual and not overdone, yet still looks great every single time.  She just seems to be so relatable in the fact that she doesn’t look like she’s spent hours getting ready every morning.  Because who actually does that anyway?!

What’s your favorite trend this season?
I am obsessed with jackets and blazers of all kind right now. Don’t know if that’s necessarily a “trend” this season, but its one of those things that I can’t seem to get enough of.  They are so practical and can be worn with everything from shorts, to jeans, to dresses and skirts.  Our Texas weather can be crazy and across the board so often times I leave the house in a jacket that I eventually end up shedding as the day goes on and the temperatures go up!  As far as I’m concerned, you can never have enough good looking jackets in your closet.

What song do you currently have on repeat?
Dave Matthews “Celebrate We Will.”  I am a huge Dave fan and kind of get the chills every time anything of his comes on the radio.

What’s your favorite city and why?
Seaside, Florida.  We grew up going to the candy-colored beach town in the panhandle of Florida as children, and now my boyfriend and I go together each year.  There is something magical about that place and it draws me in each and every time we visit.  The carefree and happy lifestyle of Seaside is truly unlike any other.

My Minnetonka must-have item is… Gosh, this is a tough one.  Probably my Tramper Ankle Hi Boots.  I just love how versatile they are and how they can instantly change an outfit. They can dress down a dress or skirt and look just as good thrown on with leggings and a sweatshirt for running around town on the weekend.  The comfort level is top notch, too.  They are one of those shoes that I wish I owned in every color because I really do wear them that much. Lately, with our cooler Dallas weather, I have been pairing them with white jeans.  My boyfriend told me that he didn’t realize they were “year round shoes”.  Yes, yes indeed they are.