press > September 18, 2017

Texas-born sisters bring bespoke boots to Highland Park Village

Sisters Sarah Means and Lizzie Means Duplantis are putting a luxe spin on Western wear with the launch of their new boutique, Miron Crosby. The 490-square-foot shop is located above the Honor Bar and is the brand’s flagship and first brick-and-mortar store. It houses a stock of boot options for men, women, and children in addition to bespoke services.

Inspired by the sisters’ upbringing on a West Texas cattle ranch, Miron Crosby boots are artisan-made by Rios of Mercedes, a 160-year-old manufacturer owned by the sisters’ cousins.

“Since our family has access to the Rios factory, I’ve always been able to design my own boots,” says Sarah. “When I lived in New York, people would stop me to ask where I got my boots. I realized I had nowhere to send them, and nowhere to shop for them myself.”

Boots are crafted with fine leather and exotic skins and are intricately stitched. Offering a sort of concierge service, Miron Crosby allows customers to create a one-of-a-kind pair by modifying existing silhouettes with various materials and colors.

For something truly special, monograms can be added and handwritten messages can be sewn to the boot’s lining.

“By allowing customers to customize boots, we afford them the opportunity to build an heirloom,” says Lizzie. “We create boots that signify special events in people’s lives.”

The line’s inaugural collection features a trio of silhouettes — the iconic tall cowboy boot, the ubiquitous shorty, and the more contemporary midi boot —with design elements evoking the Chihuahuan desert, Native American tribal art, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School architecture.

For those who aren’t in the market for boots, the store also boasts a curation of jewelry, belts, barware, and home accessories sourced from across the country.