Kristie Ramirez

Kristie Ramirez is a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly. She began her career at D Magazine, the city magazine of Dallas, and she’s the former Dallas editor for Condé Nast’s Lucky magazine. Ramirez also served as the editor-in-chief of FASHION, Texas Monthly’s annual style magazine. She has written for National Geographic Traveler, Departures, and Condé Nast Traveler and teaches fashion journalism at Southern Methodist University. Ramirez is a third-generation Texan and lives in Dallas.


Fort Lonesome

Kathie Sever’s nice threads.

Agate Ranch + Marfa

Making jewelry, one rock at a time.

Oliver Saddle Shop

Crafting heirloom-quality saddles for almost a century.

Kyle Bunting

The man who reinvented the decorative hide rug.


There’s no hiding these hides.


Denim has never looked or lasted better.


In the right designer’s hands, it’s not just a bony appendage or a hunter’s prize. It’s art.

Made in Texas

The tradition of handmade craftsmanship is as old as the frontier. Meet some artisans who are keeping it alive in the modern age.

Cowboy Boots

Our national shoe always looks good, rugged or gussied up.

Texas-Themed Items

Because when you’ve got it, flaunt it.

Cowboy Hats

They protect you from rain and shine, sure. But they oughta look good too.

Bits and Spurs

Equestrian gear that will steer a horse—and turn some heads.

Musical Instruments

Because if you’re going to buy a banjo, it might as well be locally sourced.


The essential Southwestern stone is having a modern moment.


Five handmade (and heirloom-worthy) blades for all your whittling needs.