140 YEARS STRONG
Iconic Texas bootmaker kicks up exclusive, $16K pieces to toast 140 years — and opens new Woodlands store
Nationally celebrated cowboy culture brand Lucchese has Texas in its DNA. In 1883, Salvatore Lucchese reportedly arrived in Galveston by ship from Palermo, Italy with his brother Joseph Lucchese. The Lucchese brothers then quickly set up shop in San Antonio, creating a bootmaking brand that is now 140 years old.
Now headquartered in Dallas with its factory in the heart of El Paso (known as the cowboy boot capital of the world), the legendary brand has marked its 140th anniversary birthday on November 9 with an exclusive collector's edition of the 140th Anniversary Boot.
Playing to the anniversary theme, only 140 pairs are available, each with a commemorative boot bag. The limited-edition Bluebonnet Boots (for men and women) and bags are available for $15,995 and pay homage to Lucchese's history and the iconic symbols of the Lone Star State on hand-tooled leather.
Only 140 pairs of the 140th Anniversary Bluebonnet Boots are available. Photo courtesy of Lucchese Bootmaker
The 140th Anniversary Boot, just like all Lucchese products, speaks to the brand's old-school craftsmanship. When customers slip on a pair of Lucchese boots, they're actually wearing a piece of hand-crafted art: each boot passes through the hands of about 180 to 200 skilled artisans before it's ready to hit the streets. Most of the boot-making changes have been unchanged since 1883.
Lucchese has now evolved into a lifestyle brand that offers something for everyone beyond just boots. Lucchese enthusiasts can get their handcrafted leather in everything from accessories to travel gear and apparel.
Lucchese has evolved into a lifestyle brand that offers something for everyone beyond just boots.Photo courtesy of Lucchese Bootmaker/Instagram
Lucchese recently opened its fourth Houston area flagship store in The Woodlands. The 4,000-square-foot store, located in the outside courtyard of The Woodlands Mall, offers an assortment of the brand's famed boots and a curated selection of unique apparel, leather goods, accessories, and handbags designed exclusively for Lucchese.
"Lucchese's expansion of its retail arm has been an exciting priority this year, but what is more exciting is the opportunity to connect with existing brand fans and engage with new and curious ones in a market that feels like home," Doug Kindy, president of Lucchese Bootmaker, noted in a statement. "The Woodlands community appreciates a curated, qualitative experience, and Lucchese looks forward to providing just that through connection, craftsmanship, and heritage."