Winnsboro Boot Co. was established in 2012 after owner Sarah Stout purchased the local dry-cleaners. Starting out as a dry cleaner’s first, she emerged into retail when a customer requested a hat cleaned. “I thought, yeah, we can do that!” After, Stout said they began selling hats, then offering boots. With a laugh, Stout commented, “I said I would sell boots and hats, but I will never sell clothes!” Famous last words!
Today, the clothes top the sales. Winnsboro first started carrying Ranch Swag in 2014. “My sister had found a tee made by Ranch Swag on Facebook. After, I hunted them down in order to carry them!” Ranch Swag has been in Winnsboro Boot Co. ever since! “We felt with the western theme of our store, Ranch Swag fit in. But, as a dry-cleaners, we see crowds of people of all ages and taste, with Ranch Swag we were able to offer tees that are western as well as choose other designs to attract other customers.” Aside from Ranch Swag, in Winnsboro Boot you can expect to see western brands such as Wrangler, Ariat and Justin, as well as Judy Blue, Not Rated and more. “We have accessories, gift items, hand bags and more,” Stout said. At Winnsboro Boot Co., you can buy an entire outfit, all the way to a gift item.
Stout’s goals for Winnsboro Boot Co. remain the same, “we strive for excellent customer service and provide something an online store can’t. Here they [customers] know who they are buying from.” Additionally, Stout hopes to advance their growing business into and larger building someday. Although the retail business was never her intention, Stout enjoys the addition. “I am a people-pleaser by nature, and want people to leave with a smile. We already served people, the retail side offers our customers another one-stop shop for the town of Winnsboro,” Stout explained. For their success Stout gives credit to her employees, “the people I work with are great, I could not do this without them!” Finishing Stout said, “I really enjoy what I do, I wake up each day and look forward to coming in to work.”
On your next trip through Winnsboro, in Franklin and Wood Counties, on Highway 37 north of Tyler, stop in at Winnsboro Boot Co. Also take in a Lady Raiders basketball game, or spend a weekend in October during October Autumn Trails. Visitors are presented with trails rides, downtown activities, craft shows, car shows and more.
For more information about Winnsboro Boot Co., you can find them on Facebook, at 503 E. Carnegie St., Winnsboro, TX 75494 and at 903-342-2000.