After that we worked with middle men but still the same concept of importing from Mexico. For the first couple of years of business we just did shows - rodeos, horse shows, etc - plus a monthly show in the barn. In 2002 we left the barn and Kansas City to move to Weston MO - a small tourist town just 15 minutes northwest of the Kansas City airport. It was then that we finally opened a traditional retail shop with regular store hours.
It was successful but fast forward to 2005 and I was popping out babies like a Pez dispenser so we took a hiatus until 2009.
In 2009 we opened back up on Main Street in Weston MO. By then we had transitioned away from the Mexican imports and overall Western theme. The goal in this new space was something more universal - rustic with a modern edge.