Summer is upon us and that means more outdoor concerts and music festivals. If you're looking to add some more country fashion into your concert wardrobe, these 10 shops in Texas and Nashville are great places to start.
Nothing boosts your self-confidence like a new pair of boots. Allens Boots in Austin, Texas has been keeping visitors stylish for decades. The knowledgeable staff will help you determine whether you're more of a Lucchese or a Tony Lama and you're sure to leave walking a little bit taller.
Hours: Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Nothing completes a good country look like a custom-made cowboy hat. Texas Hatters in Lockhart, Texas still makes hats the old fashion way--just the same way they've done it for over 50 years. If you're not convinced, just take a look at their list of past clients, which includes Robert Duvall, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jerry Jeff Walker and Dwight Yoakam.
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
8. The Pink Pistol in Lindale, Texas
Spring break is right around the corner and we got all kinds of fun stuff to get the party started! Highway vagabonds make us a stop on the way to your vacation destination! Swing by and shop, drink some wine and take all the selfies you want! We can't wait to see you!! #springbreak2017 #roadtrip #highwayvagabond #livinlikehippies #red55winery #thepinkpistol #tiedyedays #wineonights
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
7. Junk Gypsy in Round Top, Texas
Junk Gypsy in Round Top, Texas is a country-fried boutique offering down-home glam. Owners, sisters Amie and Jolie Sikes, have their own in-store boot line and an endless amount of road-trip ready T-shirts and accessories. When Waylon sang about selling diamond rings to buy some boots and faded jeans, he was probably talking about a place like Junk Gypsy.
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
6. Live True Vintage in Nashville, Tenn.
Located in the Nashville neighborhood of Old Hickory, Live True Vintage is filled with the coolest Tennessee oddities, western wear and a mind-boggling amount of vintage country T-shirts. If you ever need to pick up a new bolo tie, 70s trucker hat and a perfectly-worn Kenny Rogers shirt, look no further than Live True Vintage. The shop is lovingly curated and a true Nashville original.
Sneak peak ♡...lots of cool, new/old stuff hitting the floor this weekend...just have to do a little washing and mending and I will have it all ready! ♡♡♡ See you guys Thursday! #nashvillevintage #placestogoinnashville #shopnashville #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness #localnashville #nashvillestyle #wardrobe
Hours: Thursday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
5. Wall Street Western in Wimberly, Texas
Located on the picturesque main street of Wimberly, Texas, Wall Street Western is filled to the brim with both new and vintage western wear. But the most eye-catching is definitely the impressive collection of Nudie suits. The shop is a little like walking through a museum of classic country fashion. And for the right price, you can bring a piece of history home.
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
4. Goodbuy Girls in Nashville, Tenn.
Tucked away in East Nashville's Five Points neighborhood, Goodbuy Girls offers a variety of new and vintage clothing and accessories for the country and western-minded.
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
3. High Class Hillbilly Vintage in Nashville, Tenn.
High Class Hillbilly is owned by country singer Nikki Lane and it's clear that the Highway Queen has put her own distinctive style-stamp on the shop. Take the outlaw country wardrobe of Jessi Colter and mix it with '70s Emmylou Harris and you've got High Class Hillbilly.
Hours: Thursday through Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
2. Fort Lonesome in Austin, Texas
Unlike the other shops on the list, Fort Lonesome doesn't have a brick and mortar store. The company, which does custom chain stitching in the style of Nudie Cohn and Manuel Cuevas, takes orders by appointment. The result is a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art that will make you feel like a long lost member of Buck Owens' Buckaroos.
Fort Lonesome has made custom garments for Nikki Lane, Kacey Musgraves and Margo Price.
Hours: By appointment only.
1. Manuel Couture in Nashville, Tenn.
When you think country fashion, you should think Manuel. The iconic designer has dressed everyone from Elvis to Dwight Yoakam. He created Gram Parsons' iconic marijuana-leaf Nudie suit. Oh yeah, and he's responsible for making Johnny Cash the Man in Black.
Manuel operates out of his shop in downtown Nashville, where you can browse to-die-for rhinestone embellished jackets, pearl snaps and suits and get fitted for your own dazzling ensemble.
Hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.