Nashville's Best Places to Find Cowboy Boots and Western Wear

There's no shortage of places to find vintage footwear, western garb and cowboy-inspired threads in Nashville.

From well-known designers to outlet shops to locally owned boutiques, the shops in this best-of guide can make you feel—and look—like a local.

French's Shoes & Boots

More than 100 years ago, French’s got its start as Walker’s Shoe Store in Crossville, Tenn.; it became French’s Shoe Shop in 1972. The store offers affordable boots for men, women and kids, plus, sandals, walking shoes and Western wear.

Two Old Hippies

This 8,000-square-foot store offers guests an experience. Inside you’ll find men’s and women’s apparel, shoes and accessories alongside jewelry, gifts and acoustic guitars. Live music five nights a week. Open daily.

Robert's Western World

This tried-and-true honky tonk has old, scuffed-up hardwood floors, PBR in the can and autographed pictures on the wall. The big, red boot above the door marks the spot. Expect to hear traditional country music or Brazilbilly that keeps the party going into the night. 21 and up after 6 pm. Open late daily.

Imogene + Willie

Gwyneth Paltrow and Sheryl Crow are just two of the celebrities who frequent Carrie and Matt Eddmenson’s charming store that specializes in semi-custom, hand-sewn selvage denim jeans.

Nashville Boot Company

Located in the bustling Gulch, this locally owned boot store has great selections from Dan Post, Lucchese, Tony Lama, Laredo, Dingo, Ariat, Frye and more. Also available are Frye handbags, belts, boot socks, Case pocket knives, Stetson hats, contemporary jewelry and more. Closed Su.

Betty Boots

Looking for the perfect pair of boots or a sexy Stetson? This Western wear shop caters to the ladies. In addition to Nashville-inspired gear, you’ll find purses, hats, jeans, Western pieces, souvenirs and, of course, boots. Open daily.

Manuel Couture

You don’t earn a nickname like “Rhinestone Rembrandt” without ample talent and flair—just what legendary costumer to the stars Manuel has. The Mexicanborn fashion designer has outfitted everyone from Johnny Cash to Elvis Presley to Jack White and all three generations of Hank Williamses.

Lucchese Bootmaker

These luxurious shoes are handcrafted in Italy. The collection includes high heels, loafers, sandals, oxfords and more. Or, create custom boots using fine, exotic leathers, patterns and treatments. Open daily.

Boot Country

This cowboy-footwear emporium offers a perpetually great deal: buy one pair of boots and get two more of equal or lesser value for free. The selection is endless, and there are other accoutrements such as belt buckles and hats. Open daily.

Goodbuy Girls

The go-to spot for cowboy boots with personality as well as bags, accessories, jackets and more. This shop seamlessly melds vintage and contemporary fashion for looks that are totally unique. Open Th-M noon-5 pm.