Old Gringo Boots, the iconic boot brand whose offices for the past 20 years has been in Southern California, has slipped off its West Coast world headquarters boots and will relocate from its San Diego base to the heart of the Historic Stockyards, in Fort Worth, Texas. With the move, the celebrated boot brand will establish a new corporate headquarters as well as its first ever flagship retail store.
Founded in 2000 by Ernie Tarut and Yan Ferry, Old Gringo Boots is known for a bold point of view in Western footwear. Their boots are handmade by tradition at their factory in Leon, Mexico, with a meticulous 275-step process. Old Gringo co-founder Ernie Tarut promises that same dedication to detail and quality will be paramount throughout the company’s new flagship store in Fort Worth.
“After 20 years in Sunny California, we have relocated our headquarters to the City of Cowboys and Culture. Fort Worth aligns with our entrepreneurial spirit and connects us with our love for the Modern West. Relocating to Texas will benefit our accessibility, giving us a central point for distribution from coast to coast,” says Tarut. “We look forward to building relationships in this community and welcoming everyone to experience our first ever retail store.”
Located in the Historic Stockyards, Old Gringo’s flagship store will offer over 100 styles, including in-store exclusives. The experiential retail outlet will also be the first to roll out OG apparel, which will feature handbags, belts, jackets, and custom hats.
Located on the East corner of Exchange at Stockyards Station, the brand’s new location will honor Fort Worth’s rich history. Situated above the historic livestock subway and adjacent to the original Swift Armour buildings, the 5,314 square-foot store gives a nod to historical features, while authentically updating the space. Elements including: wood, metal, and exposed concrete will create a backdrop. Modern Western displays will highlight products and a picture window will offer an abundance of natural light.
Additionally, ground has been broken on the company’s permanent home, located at 2322 N. Main Street. The new corporate headquarters will create a visually appealing, mixed-use, multi-functional building. The Old Gringo retail store will be situated on the ground level and office space will occupy the second floor. The third level will feature the first Old Gringo Grill, a seafood driven restaurant with a wood-fired grill and large covered balcony offering a picturesque view of the Stockyards and Downtown.
COWGIRL is excited to watch the major move of this important Western brand that holds a very special place in our hearts. Congratulations Old Gringo, Fort Worth is lucky to have you!