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Top Specialty Shops in Texas

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Artisans are continuing to thrive in Texas. Not only are there dozens of time-tested cowboy hat, boot, and saddle makers, but also a slew of younger folks sewing, tooling, and cooking up custom leather weekend bags, handmade silver jewelry, polished wood furnishings, and decadent chocolates. No matter your Texas pit stops—big cities like Houston or Dallas or one-stoplight towns like Marfa or Chillicothe—you’re bound to leave with shopping bags.
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107 S Dean St, Marfa, TX 79843, USA
Owners Logan Caldbeck and Colt Miller hand tool the boots on site at Cobra Rock Boot Company, based in Marfa. There’s a waitlist for many sets—you’ll find classic cowboy boots as well as handsome pairs for the urban woodsman—but the custom fit is...
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1001 W San Antonio St, Marfa, TX 79843, USA
Paul Graybeal, owner of the 26-year-old Moonlight Gemstones in Marfa, hammers and shapes his silver pieces by hand, many of which are adorned with turquoise and other unusual, natural stones. You can also stop in for bolo ties and belt buckles, as...
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4848 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
Located on downtown Houston’s Main Street, the Asher Gallery at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft carries blown-glass works, ceramics, and jewelry, some of which is made from recycled materials. The go-to gift store’s shelves are also...
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2053 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Work, a new shop collective in the state capital has a few residents, one of which is Austin-born Noah Marion, who makes hand-tooled leather goods in his back-of-the-house workshop. His dopp kit, slim card case, and the jetsetter tote are best...
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1522 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
This western staple has occupied the stone and stucco building at the corner of South Congress and Monroe since 1977. The 8,000-foot store has the largest selection of cowboy boots in the country—over 10,000 pairs line the shelves—such as oiled...
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1001 US-287, Chillicothe, TX 79225, USA
The Lone Star State tree is the pecan, so Texans are happy to indulge in the flavorful little nut. You’ll find pecan orchards and specialty shops across the state, including the tiny town of Chillicothe, close to the Oklahoma border. You’ll marvel...
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1230, 3016 Plains Blvd, Amarillo, TX 79102, USA
Originally opened in 1917, Oliver Saddle Shop claims to be the Lone Star State’s oldest. Here, Richard and sons Bryan and Zeb Oliver hand tool leather saddles, each of which is numbered and catalogued. Even if you aren’t in the market for a saddle...
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203 N Main St, Bryan, TX 77803, USA
Family-owned Catalena Hatters has earned a global following over the last 30 years for its custom cowboy hats. You can pick out felt or straw options in a variety of styles—the cattleman, the Canadian, the horseshoe and the old west—before they...
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13901 Midway Rd Suite #110, Farmers Branch, TX 75244, USA
Not only does the House of Cigars, located in Dallas, Texas, import premium stogies, they also hand-roll their own every day. And these guys know what they're doing: Master rollers Sr. Addit Brito and Sr. Pedro Vasquez are from Cuba and Puerto...
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408 W Eighth St #102, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
Born of an idea hatched in a Dallas dive bar, this brand has grown from a one-woman artisan chocolate outfit (with sweets made for private clients and peddled at farmers' markets) into a small kitchen/storefront in the Bishop Arts District to,...
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108 South Fwy Ste 110, Fort Worth, TX 76104, USA
Owner Daniel Wright started out sewing himself travel accessories—originally a zipper bag for his headphones—before launching a popular line of bags made from new and used materials. In his Main Street shop W Durable Goods in Fort Worth, Texas,...
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107 Ash St, Buda, TX 78610, USA
If you want to see what Austin artisans are capable of, peruse the home collection at Mockingbird Domestics. Not only do owners Laura and Jeff Daly have their own furniture line, they also carry pieces by local iron and woodworkers such as...