Bodie’s Dog Friendly Guide to Shopping in Santa Fe

Bodie’s Dog Friendly Guide to Shopping in Santa Fe

We kicked off our day with this phenomenal cowboy boot store, set on the prettiest shopping street in Santa Fe. Not only do they allow dogs to nose around the crocodile, ostrich and even bullfrog skin boots, they can actually customize made-to-measure boots with your very own pup’s face (and name!) tooled into the leather. Read more...
Harper’s Bazaar

Harper’s Bazaar

The Madam Butterfly boot featured in the Bazaar Gift Guide December 2015
Santa Fe: Awesome in Autumn – About.com

Santa Fe: Awesome in Autumn – About.com

There’s great stuff to buy in Santa Fe. From Navajo artisans: geometric “eyedazzler” rugs and bold sterling-and-turquoise jewelry. Pueblo pottery in red, white, or jet-black clay. Mesmerizing New Mexico landscape paintings from scores of galleries (this is the USA’s third-biggest art market, after NYC and LA). But Santa Fe’s most fashionable souvenir could very well be a handmade pair of modern cowboy boots, sold either pret-a-porter or as a made-to-measure custom design. Meet me at high noon at the Back at the Ranch boot boutique.  Read more...
Forbes Magazine – True Grit: Back at the Ranch’s Wendy Henry On Reinventing Cowboy Boots

Forbes Magazine – True Grit: Back at the Ranch’s Wendy Henry On Reinventing Cowboy Boots

Rugged, durable, and nostalgic are perhaps the best words to describe one of the most enduring pieces in American fashion—cowboy boots. For all those who have watched enough John Wayne and Clint Eastwood films, you understand that these shoes, in essence, were made to tackle the rough, sandy terrain of the Wild West. They were engineered to be the ideal riding boot, corralling cattle on the open range. Then, over time, their practical qualities were eschewed for more fanciful trappings. The heels were made higher, rounded toes became pointed, and the bland cowhide material was replaced with exotic leathers and decorative motifs. Just like the cowboy per se, these boots became the stuff of legend. Read more…...
Back at the Ranch celebrates 25 years as Santa Fe’s go-to shop for handmade cowboy boots

Back at the Ranch celebrates 25 years as Santa Fe’s go-to shop for handmade cowboy boots

Article from Santa Fe New Mexican. As a child growing up in surf-side Florida, Wendy Lane Henry had one ambition: to live out West.  It took her 40 years to attain that dream, and when she did, she opened a cowboy boot store.   She didn’t grow up on cowboy movies or have any particular feel for the cowboy way of life. Her dad was a plumber and her mom was a housewife. But by age 16, Henry was working in the retail business and fell in love with fashion and style. And though she went to college to be a teacher, she never left that world of style and clothing.   This summer she celebrates her 25th anniversary as owner of Back at the Ranch, a cowboy boot shop on Marcy Street. It offers about 700 different types of cowboy boots for men and women.   You want shark-skin boots? She’ll get them for you. Alligator-skin boots? No sweat. And if you want some sort of personal imagery on the boot — say a sweetheart’s name or the American flag or a Tyrannosaurus rex, she can get it done.   “I probably have more boots than anybody in Texas,” Henry said during a recent interview at her shop.   Everybody likes cowboy boots, she said, for a very simple reason: “You put on a pair of cowboy boots, you have attitude. It’s an American discovery, an American fashion statement. But it’s also very comfortable.”   Her shop offers a few other accessories, such as handbags, jewelry and mules for women (mules in this case are slip-on backless shoes...
World of DVF Cover

World of DVF Cover

Click on the link below to read more:   GREAT WIDE OPEN: STYLIST NATALIE JOOS ON SANTE FE...
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