4051 Westheimer Road
There are more than 100 steps that go into making a custom-designed pair of Lucchese’s boots, but the first step to actually owning a pair is making your way to the Texas-based brand’s new Highland Village store.
Designed by Lucchese co-owner Lyn Muse (also of Lyn Muse Interiors in Dallas), the shop has warm western touches like a ceiling made of hand-hewn white oak beams reclaimed from barns built in the 1800s and matching hardwood floors and display fixtures. It’s chock-full of merchandise, including a footwear collection and equestrian-inspired bags; the store also stocks Lyle Lovett for Hamilton Shirts, Hudson Jeans and the largest selection of Clint Orms Silversmiths’ one-of-a-kind, hand-engraved belt buckles, made in Ingram, Texas.
“There are so many must-haves, it’s difficult to choose just one,” says retail director Jay Hamby.
Boot prices range from $595 to $12,995, for a men’s American alligator style.
5085 Westheimer Road
Houston marks the spot for Tod’s 10th U.S. boutique. The store, at the Galleria, showcases men’s and women’s collections and features walls made of mixed materials, like saddle-stitched leather boiseries, bright wood-coated panels and gray stone.
“The idea was to make our clients feel at home,” says CEO Diego Della Valle. “A house built in a classic Italian style with thousands of fine details is always rare to find.”