The name on the door that once read Luskey’s/Ryon’s is now Cavender’s Stock Yards Outfitter. The neighboring saddle shop was remodeled as an extension Boot Room and sitting area for customers making selections and being fitted for custom boots. Reopened after renovations this past December, it marks the 75th Cavender’s store, but this one stands apart due to its historic location and new partnership with fellow Texans.
“We did our best to pay tribute to this area,” says Clay Cavender of the top-to-bottom remodel. “The building dates back to the late 1800s, and we tried to restore it to its original state.” Inside, the décor is enhanced by an assortment of nostalgic memorabilia from the Luskey, Ryon, and Cavender families.
As for the inventory, it consists of both Cavender and Luskey signatures. Cavender’s large stock of Westernwear staples — jeans, shirts, hats, and boots from top brands like Wrangler and Resis-tol — is accompanied by a selection of the high-end merchandise Luskey’s was known for. The famed Boot Room — a new concept design featuring stained paneled wood walls, stone, and rustic flooring — features premier designs from Lucchese, Black Jack, Old Gringo, and Corral Boots, as well as the Luskey’s/Ryon’s custom handmade collection.
“It’s a unique store with a unique atmosphere,” Clay says. “We’re getting the old-school Western customers that have always shopped with us, and tourists from everywhere. ... It’s a fun store to work. And we are very fortunate to have Mike and Alan Luskey on board to continue running the business.”
Cavender’s Stock Yards Outfitter, 2601 N. Main St., Fort Worth, Texas, 817.625.2391, cavenders.com.