Not much has changed at the family-owned and-operated Little’s Boot Company
since its founding in 1915. Today, local craftspeople still cut, hammer, stamp, and stitch at the on-site workshop. San Antonians – along with cattle barons, movie stars, and politicians – have invested in the family’s made-to-measure cowboy boots, which start at $1,250.
Latino culture permeates life in South Texas, and guayaberas are a staple here. Dos Carolinas
makes bespoke, natural-fiber versions reminiscent of the styles worn in Cuba and the Yucatán. The shop also sells robes and dresses designed to breathe in hot, humid climates such as San Antonio’s.
At Rooms & Gardens
, shop for French antiques, Fortuny pillows, and Texas-style entertaining essentials. Co-owner Laurie Saunders has gathered the best collection of cookbooks and coffee-table volumes in the city.