Luxury Accessories: New Mexico or Texas would be my off-the-cuff guesses as to where to find the finest custom-made boots, belts, jewelry, and
hand-carved sculptures of eagles, horses and Native American Indians. However, the stores of J.W. Cooper, the haute couture of Western wear, accessories and culture, are in NYC and South Beach's Bal Harbour. The Robb Report, Forbes, the New York Daily News and other highly recognized publications have heralded J.W. Cooper's wares as being among the most desired status symbols of luxury connoisseurs. But the real secret to this organization's success is the quality behind its offerings. It is priceless.
All items offered are produced by a dozen or so of the world's most noteworthy artists whose specialty is in
either precious metals or leathers. The jewelry and haberdashery are made in either gold or sterling silver. Each piece offered is regarded as a collectible from the very first day it enters the marketplace. There are bracelets, earrings, belt buckles and cufflinks with stone inlays of turquoise, mother of pearl, black jade or Mediterranean coral. Wallets, watchbands, belts and boots made of alligator or the softest calfskin leather available. True Western aficionados cannot resist this stuff. Contact the NYC store for info on custom-made boots.
Luminaries throughout the entertainment industry are snaring these goodies up faster than the shelves can be stocked. From all walks of life, the fleet feet of the elite are wearing custom-made boots from J.W. Cooper. Both stores have the feel of museums dedicated
to Western culture. A complete catalog can be downloaded at J.W. Cooper's website. Online shopping is also available.
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