>> Guilty as charged. I admit it, I've fallen for the whole cowboy boots craze. Maybe it's because I'm back in Texas that I finally folded, who knows. I just like the way they look, especially with a skirt, a la Mary Kate or Sienna Miller (left). But enough of my gushing. The real reason I've brought you here today is to divulge a special secret. While traipsing through the hell that some call Houston, I came upon a fabulous little place called Texas Junk Co. Oh good, junk, you're thinking, and from Texas, no less. She's really gone batty this time. But I haven't. At least, not yet. If you've been arrowed by the boot cupid like I have, you'll soon understand why I'm raving about this place. It boasts of "over one thousand used cowboy boots from $30," and honey, it's not lying. I walked into the place not expecting to find much, and came out with a great pair of ivory ostrich-leather boots for $60. Now that's a bargain. Yeah, they're a little scuffed, but it gives 'em character. In my opinion, cowboy boots are like Chuck Taylors - the dirtier and more broken-in and scuffed they are, the better. I mean, I like what I got. But if you're looking for the real Sienna-wearing deal, I suggest you visit R.Soles. They run for about ₤295.
Texas Junk Company: 215 Welch St., Houston, TX