Where to shop vintage for Westernwear

Last year Finding Houston described how to Get your Urban Cowboy On with the best country stores in Houston.  This year, I wanted to combine my 2 favorite pastimes in Houston.  Vintage clothes shopping and the Houston Rodeo.

As highlighted in the February issue of Vogue, Westernwear is back in a big way and we are so lucky in Houston to some of the best vintage clothes stores for all you cowboys and cowgirls.

So on my shopping expedition, I was looking for the must-haves: Cowboy boots, fringe vest, vintage western snap shirt with piping and pearled buttons and a belt.

My go-to street for vintage clothes stores in 19th St in the Heights.

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I love this store. The store’s layout has a number of different consigners and therefore you do have to sift through.  I visited on the weekend to check on their rodeo offerings and it did not disappoint.

Some consigners had whole racks set up for the Houston Rodeo.

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They had a large number of western belts with beautiful rodeo embellishments.

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LOADS of cowboy boots.  Love buying these vintage as they are already worn in!

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And who doesn’t need some chaps!

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There were plenty of Western style shirts from the 70s, 80s and 90s.

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Whilst at the time I couldn’t find a fringed vest, there were plenty of fringes leather jackets.

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Nothing says Texas like some rhinestones.  There was lots of fun denim skirts, vests and jackets that would country up any outfit!

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Replay on 19th St

I prefer Replay on 19th st due to their merchandise being sorted by era and their helpful staff who know their product.  They make vintage shopping easy.  The owner of the store loves the vintage snap shirts and has lots of them.

It was here that I was able to find my fringe leather vest.

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There were some great boot options.

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You would definitely find your Westernwear belt here.

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I just love the old belt buckles – so many to choose from.

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I am a Heights girl, but the strip along Westheimer in Montrose has some great vintage clothing stores with some fun retro fringed cowboy jackets and funky snap shirts.

I found the best selection was at Leopard Lounge.

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There were lots of boots available here in a variety of sizes.

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There were also a couple of vests in both leather, suede and denim as well as some great belts.

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Taxi Taxi located on 1657 Westheimer Rd is owned by the same people as Pavement and Leopard Lounge but has more casual clothes.

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I found some great leather fringe jackets..

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Not everyone can wear these, but you will see a number of people wearing the daisy dukes at the rodeo.

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I thought this was a really cute snap shirt.

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Pavement located next to Leopard Lounge didn’t have any many rodeo options, but of course there were several snap shirts for the cowboys.

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And of course this leather jacket.

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As we covered off last year, Texas Junk located on 215 Welch seems to have the largest range of vintage cowboy boots in Houston.  Note that they are only open on Fridays and Saturdays 11am-6pm and are very busy this time of year.

Stock up and wear your Westernwear through Spring!

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