We have often been asked about the history of Cavender’s. We enjoy telling the story of James Cavender and how it all got started; his first retail venture, his vision.

The Beginning

The year was 1957 and Elvis Presley was riding high! So was James R. Cavender! He took a chance in Pittsburg, Texas to open a Dairy Mart that year. So, what do those two things mean to you? Not much if you didn’t like rock and roll and hamburgers! But for those who did, Cavender’s Dairy Mart was the beginning of a successful career for a man who believed that hard work and good customer value would keep him in business for a lifetime.

Eight years later, James took another chance and opened a retail western wear business for men and boys; and the rest, as they say, is history. A really proud history, at that. Thirty-five years, 40+ stores and some 800+ employees later, Cavender’s Boot City and Cavender’s Western Outfitters have become synonymous with the well-dressed Texan.

Cavender’s is truly a family operation - with wife Pat, sons Joe, Mike and Clay; all are involved in the day-to-day operations. The family lives a western lifestyle on Texas ranches, so they are in tune with the merchandise that offers the best value, style, and durability.

Because they wear what they sell, you are getting first-hand knowledge of what works! We can outfit the ranch hand as well as the socialite for the Cattle Baron’s Ball. We have the largest boot selection anywhere in the world and because of volume purchasing, we are able to offer you the best prices.

At Cavender’s, we take exceptional care of our customers, striving to provide the best value, selection, and service in the business. It’s true - Cavender’s has something for everyone.

Our Customers

Joe and Mike Cavender

Our customers are an extraordinarily diverse group. They are people who like a quality product with a friendly down-home shopping experience. Our customers come from all walks of life. Some customers are just looking for a comfortable pair of jeans, some are looking for that special head-to-toe outfit for the Cattle Baron’s Ball, and some are just “browsing,” not sure what they might find at Cavenders.com.

All of our customers are appreciated. James Cavender says it very well, “Take care of the customer and everything else will take care of itself.”

Our Associates

Cavender’s has put together a hard-working, fun-loving, knowledgeable group of individuals to serve you. From the sales floor associate to the office support staff, our commitment is to offer an enjoyable shopping experience and an exceptional product that will keep you coming back to Cavenders.com.

If you don’t find what you need here, give us a shout at our Customer Service e-mail address and let us help outfit you in true Texas style. We’ll be waiting to hear from you!

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