A BRAND THAT EPITOMIZES THE AMERICAN WEST IS MIGRATING TO COLORADO.
French American milliner Nick Fouquet drew inspiration from cowboy poetry for his collaboration with Lucchese. PHOTO COURTESY OF LUCCHESE
FOUNDED IN TEXAS IN 1883, Lucchese (lucchese.com) opened its first brick-and-mortar shop north of Nashville in Denver last December. The iconic boot-maker hosted a pop-up in Steamboat at The Grand in January, and in March, it opened an outpost in Telluride inside Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection.
PHOTO COURTESY OF LUCCHESE
At the Denver shop, located on 16th Street in LoDo near Union Station, you can browse for a pair of alligator cowboy boots displayed in bespoke rustic hickory cabinets. The shop’s decor leans to natural elements like wood and leather, with photos highlighting the bootmaker’s 139-year history and Denver-centric design elements like antlers and deer hides on the walls. Inside, you can settle into a Lucchese-monogrammed and embroidered leather chair to create a pair of custom kicks. Choose a style from the brand’s handmade El Paso boots and a color from its range of hand-dyed leathers.
The Denver shop will also feature a new collaboration with hat designer Nick Fouquet (nickfouquet.com). Bringing together two brands dedicated to artisan craftsmanship, the collab blends Lucchese’s DNA with ’70s inspiration. Look for NF x Lucchese pieces like felt hats with turquoise beads and roper-toe Western boots fashioned in Italian suede, goat and lizard inlays and a Western landscape patchwork design.