Chris, owner of Texas National Outfitters in Katy, has it right: in Texas, cowboy boots have always been a defining icon of the culture. Specializing in handmade cowboy boots, western wear, whiskey barrels, & Texas themed gifts, Texas National Outfitters is the place to go for all things cowboy and cowgirl. In a world of fast paced, mechanized production they have found it very important to reflect on what made these products the envy of the world in the first place. With an emphasis on Texas culture and ideals, it's no surprise that their customers are their top priority. One look at the customer comments on TNO's Facebook page makes it apparent that sharing the iconic boot and accessories with people all over America and the world is what they love.
We love this little peek at the inside TNO: cowhide, studded handbags, and a warm, rustic feel. This is a boutique any cowgirl could love! And boy, do we! Here are just a few of the many items we spotted and fell in love with.
With its studs and concho detailing, we can just imagine this boar suede jacket paired with our favorite jeans or even a solid colored, frilly skirt. Dress it up, dress it down. We do love versatility!
What's not to love about this leather handbag? It's practical yet classic and fun! Made from premium leather, this handbag is bound to last longer than the next car you buy. That's the beauty of leather. The bonus is that this happy shade of canary yellow is just so smile inducing!
Chris boasts a beautiful collection of western inspired art and maps. Our faces lit up when we saw this handpainted ML Leddy's Legendary Boot Sign. What a great period looking piece! It would fit into any home sporting a country and western theme.
Remember that fab studded jacket above? Wouldn't it pair beautifully with these gorgeous Steer It Up - Lane Cowgirl Boots? If you're a University of Texas fan these boots are a must have addition to your Bevo memorabilia!
The next time you're in the Houston area, make it a point to take a side trip to Katy. Chris and his team have a lot of Texas pride in their work but have promised they never forget how important their customers are.