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Cavender's Boot City
Type Private
Industry Retail
Founded Pittsburg, Texas, USA (1965)
Headquarters Tyler, Texas, USA
Number of locations 64 store locations in 7 states
Key people James Cavender, Founder
Joe Cavender, President
Mike Cavender, VP of Operations
Clay Cavender, VP of Merchandising
Products western wear clothing, cowboy boots, hats, belts, buckles, home décor, etc.
Employees 1,600+


Cavender's is a family-owned and operated western wear retail chain based in Tyler, Texas. The stores carry everything from the latest trends to traditional styles in hats, boots, clothing, home décor, and much more. Founded by James R. Cavender in 1965, Cavender's stores are located in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado. Of the 64 stores, 48 of them are located in Texas. The stores operate under the titles, "Cavender’s Boot City" and "Cavender's Western Outfitter" according to regional location.


In 1957, James R. Cavender opened a Dairy Mart in the small, northeast Texas town of Pittsburg. After eight years of great success, he decided to take a chance and open his first retail western wear store in 1965. Along with his wife, Pat, and sons, Joe, Mike, and Clay, the Cavender family has watched their business grow into one of top western wear chains in the U.S. The Cavenders also own and operate five working ranches, from which they get their product inspiration.

Today Cavender's operates 64 stores in 7 different states, with the most recent opening in Colorado Springs, CO. Joe Cavender is the current President of the company, while brothers Mike and Clay serve as Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Merchandising, respectively.


The stores carry a large selection of well-known Western brands such as Justin, Wrangler, Ariat, Cruel Girl, Cinch, Lucchese, and many others. Cavender's busiest times come annually during the fall back-to-school season, as well as during the Ft. Worth, San Antonio, and Houston Livestock Shows and Rodeos, held January through March.

While large corporations have purchased its biggest competitors, Cavender's remains family owned and operated by people who truly live the lifestyle of their products. The Cavender family believes in always providing the best value prices, and making authentic customer service their top priorities.


Cavender's can be found in the following cities:

External Links[edit]

Official Site


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  1. ^ "About Us". Cavender's. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Rossetti, Ellen. "Clay Cavender". The North Texan. Retrieved 21 July 2014.