About Us & Our Artists

We look forward in helping you with all your Western Couture needs.

We aspire to be the preeminent source for high end western, American couture unique clothing, belts, boots, bags, hats, jewelry and accessories influenced by the American West and made in America.  We strive to inspire today’s modern Western lifestyle and a unique culture of riders.

America’s Clothes Horse is your Western Couture boutique.

 

About Me

It must have all started that one special evening my mom took me to work.  I watched her walk down the runway and model clothes.  The beautiful clothes and the beautiful women had my attention.  Not to mention the high energy of the show.  I may have only been four but I was fascinated.  Right then and there I fell in love with fashion and all beautiful things.

It’s always been a dream of mine to own a  American inspired western couture boutique.  Now I am going to live my dream of styling, sharing fashion and designing fashion ……the American way.  The American “Wild West” and the rugged cowboy and cowgirl lifestyle are tremendous sources of inspiration for me;  the courage to build a life for yourself and face the unknown every day .  I am also completely inspired by my friends, lifestyle, horse (aptly named Freedoms Independence), and a “Cowgirl” magazine article about four cowgirls who proved it is NEVER too late to saddle up and live your dream.  Never.

So….here I am, this year, this moment, right now.  Going for it!  Sometimes we can clearly see we are at a crossroads in our life.    Cowgirl magazine editor in chief Callon Loessberg wrote, ” We all have a built in compass.  The compass has four directions.  To the north is excited and challenged, to the south is sick and tired, to the west is to settle, to the east is to settle.  Your job is to notice where your needle is pointing.”  So as in her “Secrets to Success” article, I am going to list my favorite designers and things and live my dream of buying and selling fashion with my compass pointing NORTH.  An American Clothes Horse is who I am.  I hope you will be inspired as I was to take action, live your dream and follow your compass.  Whatever your dream or goals in life, may you strive and look good doing it in American Clothes Horse style.

Chicago City Girl turned Accidental Cowgirl

Peace, Love & Giddy Up!

Ursula

OUR GUARANTEE OF QUALITY

If at any time and for any reason you don’t love your purchase or has not lived up to your expectations simply return or exchange it.   Contact The Clothes Horse within seven (7) days for return/exchange approval by phone @ 678-402-1896 or by email @ Theclotheshorse@reagan.com.   No cash refunds will be given.  Items may be returned for exchange or store credit only.

OUR ARTIST COMMUNITY

Chasing Cherubs 

Kimberly Ellis a cancer survivor since 2001.  She gave up her career in fashion/retail to stay home and raise her children.  A native of Texas she now resides in Georgia and is the designer behind faith inspired, funky, customs made jewelry.  No two designs are alike.  Each jewelry item is a unique piece of wearable art.  Her designs are crafted from a mix of new and vintage found objects.

Old Gringo

Wear the passion of these two men Ernie Tarut ( “The Old Gringo”) and Yan Ferry a european boot making master, that came together in 2000 combining their 30 years experience under one roof.  Old Gringo’s domestic and international customer base demands unique footwear  and luxury goods that represent vintage, contemporary , rock star, and western style.  Handcrafted in their own factory in Leon, Mexico, they employ over 250 employees .

Distintive styles make them a life style brand.  This is not the average “cowboy boot” company.  “It is and always will be about making the right pair of boots.  You know those boots you always turn to and never want to take off?”  commented Tarut.

About Roja Collections

From a love of travel, adornment and beautiful handicrafts made world over, comes the creation of Roja.  To introduce all women to the joyful colors and motifs that inspire, make one smile and feel beautiful, is the goal of the Roja Collection .  To celebrate the talent, skill and love that these works of art represent and to bring them into our lives, is our greatest pleasure.

Tasha Polizzi

Tasha Polizzi finds inspiration from her extensive textile archive and library and from her life long interest and respect for the Native American culture.  The company manufactures in the US, China and India.

Tasha has an extensive design background including apparel, home furnishings, leather fashion accessories, footwear and furniture.  Working with RALPH LAUREN as head of women’s design for ten years, Tasha went on to spend three years with CALVIN KLEIN  as director of women and men’s design , and later was instrumental in the revitalization of BANANA REPUBLIC.

Double D Ranch

Double D Ranch started in 1989 as Double D Ranchwear. The Double D stands for Doug and daughters. The “wear” was dropped when they added the home furnishings collection. The business was born out of Cheryl’s inability to handle the thin air atop the mountains at a resort at Angel Fire, New Mexico, where the whole clan had gone on a ski trip. Cheryl spent the day shopping in Taos, where she spotted a man wearing a coat made from a Pendleton blanket. She stayed in Taos and found the little shop where a man took custom orders and made the coats one at a time. She ordered one for herself.

Back home Cheryl and younger sister Audrey, ran an interior design business in Yoakum, Texas. The sisters made their way to the Dallas Market Center looking for home interior ideas and found that they couldn’t get through a hallway or courtyard without being asked about Cheryl’s new coat. Audrey recalled, “One lady even stopped the bus we were on to get on to find out where Cheryl got the coat. We finally had to check her coat in, because we couldn’t get anything done”.

Kippy’s

Kippys is a San Diego based design house led by owner Robert Kipperman. Born in 1948, Kippys began as a luxe-retail store in Coronado importing celebrated fashions from abroad. Today Kippys produces full ready-to-wear collections for men and women along with ornate one-of-a-kind custom pieces for entertainers such as: Madonna, Beyonce Knowels, Elizabeth Hurley, Z Z Top, and Stephen Tyler of Aerosmith to name a few. Kippys has been embraced by Conde Nast and featured in Vogue and Marie Claire to name a few of their publications.

 

Each piece of Kippys merchandise is hand-made with the finest Italian leathers and embellished with Swarovski crystals and nickel-plated hardware, comparable to the makings of many well known designers. Kippys proudly constructs each one-of-a-kind piece in America and sells to retailers to all over the world.

Dang Chicks

And so began her journey of self-discovery in October of 2009. A journey down a path which has led her straight to the realization that there are so many women who want to have fun, be encouraged and also reminded that they are beautiful and worthy of pursuit. This group of women is known as the Dang Chicks Nation. They are the core element to the company without whom all of her efforts are meaningless.

In the end, Stephanie fully expects her journey of discovery to come full circle as she realizes that in her quest to help other women realize their full potential, she will ultimately be the one most affected by all of the encouraging letters from women who somehow find comfort being a Dang Chick who are courageously fighting cancer, coping with the loss of a loved one, or are managing a life with special needs children. Those women are the real deal.

Sherri Alexander

Western Artist

A native of Texas and born in Fort Worth.  She began her love for western art, animals and the cowboy way of life at age 2 when she became an annual visitor to the Ft. Worth Livestock Show & Rodeo.  Her paining career began to blossom and by age 21 she was creating her own works in watercolors.  Sherri’s western art can be found in hotels, major resorts and fine art gallery’s throughout the world.  However you can always find her on her Ranch raising Texas Longhorn’s with her husband Dave.

Lane Boots

Started in 2007, Lane Boots is a fashion-forward company offering unique styles that are high quality, stylish and comfortable. We understand that a single pair of boots can impact someone’s life in a sincere and positive way.

We know that looking your best makes you feel happy, confident and proud. We hope that our boots will make you feel that way—that they’ll add a little attitude to your wardrobe and put a little smile on your face. Simply put, we’re passionate about what we do, and we’re very glad we get to share that passion with you.