OKC may be a modern metropolis, but we’re definitely still in touch with our western roots. So if you’re looking for something western to add to your souvenir list, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a few suggestions for where to go when looking for a new pair of boots, that perfect hat or something fun for your home on (or off) the range.
Stockyards City is the best place to start for all things western in OKC. A short drive west of downtown, Stockyards City is home to the Oklahoma National Stockyards, the famous Cattlemen’s Steakhouse and a number of Western shops. This is where real cowboys shop, but city-folk (like me) are certainly welcome. Located in the heart of Stockyards City at the corner of S. Agnew Avenue and Exchange Avenue is Langston’s, which has been selling western wear in OKC since 1913. Their selection of boots, jeans, western shirts and cowboy hats for men, women and children is hard to beat. It’s my personal go-to store for boots and 501s. Right across the street from Langston’s is
A short walk north on Agnew Avenue from Little Joe’s and Langston’s is Shorty’s Caboy Hattery. Lavonna "Shorty" Koger started her shop in 1990 and has been making some of the best custom cowboy hats around ever since. If you’re looking for a quality hat, a visit to Shorty’s should definitely be on your list. Also on Agnew and across the street from Langston’s is 4W Western. This is where you’ll find everything Western that isn’t boots, hats and jeans. They’ve got jewelry, home décor, Oklahoma items and more.
If you’re looking for something western that’s a little less ranch hand and a little more ranch owner, there’s Rawhide Ranch Co. on Broadway Avenue in Automobile Alley. This luxury ranch lifestyle store focuses on the higher-end of western, with beautiful home furnishings and décor, women’s clothing and men’s and women’s boots.
While this list is far from exhaustive, it’s definitely a good start for those looking to take a little bit of the American West home with them.