One of the first things I did in Texas was visit the Fort Worth Stockyards for a little taste of the Old West and some Texas Cowboy culture. The Fort Worth Stockyards district is filled with saloons, Texas BBQ, attractions like the stockyards museum and stockyards rodeo and some pretty great Western Wear shopping! I knew I was not leaving Texas without a pair of Cowboy Boots and I’m happy to report that the Fort Worth Stockyards was a great place to gear up with Western clothing, hats, boots and accessories!
Shopping for Western Wear
No matter what your price range there are options for Western wear shopping to fit every budget. Along the street are a number of vendors with gifts, souvenirs and cowboy hats. There are many stores to browse through too, but I’ve narrowed them down to a few highlights.
Leddy’s Boots & Saddlery ($$$)
If you are looking for one of a kind custom handmade cowboy boots and price is of no concern to you, then Leddy’s is the store for you! The store has two locations one in the Fort Worth Stockyards and a second location in Downtown Fort Worth in Sundance Square.
If custom-made boots are out of your price range, then be sure to browse the hundreds of boots on display throughout the store. There were so many styles of boots I had a hard time deciding myself. Then I looked at the price at the bottom of the boot! This store is stocked with high-quality men’s and women’s western wear including belts, buckles, hats and other accessories at a higher price point.
Maverick Western Wear ($$$)
Another high-quality Western Wear store located across the street from Leddy’s is Maverick Western Wear. While browsing the many accessories, clothing, hats and boots be sure to grab a drink from their bar while you shop. One of the perks about shopping in the Stockyards is that you can walk about with a beer in your hand!
Maverick Western Wear features a number of high-quality brands but also has it’s very own line which is quite popular with celebrities and locals. They also feature custom-made leather boots, hats and clothing.
Fincher’s White Front Western ($)
A Forth Worth local told me that I would find more affordable cowboy boots at Fincher’s so I had to investigate of course! A little discouraged by the price of cowboy boots in the stores we had browsed earlier, it wasn’t long before I was smiling with excitement at the thought of finding my very first pair of cowboy boots!
Fincher’s was originally opened in 1902 and continues to offer Western Wear to a loyal clientele. I had no idea how to buy a pair of cowboy boots or where to even begin, and the staff at Fincher’s was super helpful. Cowboy boots come in regular shoe sizes with the description A, B or C next to them which refers to their width. Once I was properly sized with a boot that allowed my heel some room to move but fit well around the base of my foot, I was able to start making fashionable decisions about which boot I wanted to buy. I went with a neutral pair for my very first pair, although it was hard to turn away from the bright turquoise boots or the red ones.
Stockyards Station ($$)
I cannot write a post about shopping in the Fort Worth Stockyards without mentioning the Stockyards Station. This complex is located near the water tower in the Fort Worth Stockyards. The complex is filled with eateries and shops and is the final stop for Grapevine Historic Railway. This is a great place to pick up souvenirs, gourmet foods, accessories and western wear.
There is so much more to do and see in the Fort Worth Historic Stockyards including the Stockyards Rodeo, The Cattle Drive, Cooper’s Texas BBQ and the world’s largest Honky Tonk – Billy Bob’s Texas. More on these attractions soon!