Partlow is the New Luxury Cowboy Boot Brand to Know
Get to Know the Emerging Label With Roots in DallasAs the “westerncore” wave rolls on across America, a new brand is throwing its hat in the luxury cowboy boot ring. Of course, in a category defined by stalwart names like Lucchese and Tony Lama, a boot label has to be particularly notable to stand out. Partlow’s versatile boots, exquisitely crafted with fine Italian leather, are up for the challenge.
For starters, cofounders and sisters Kasey Lemkin and Lawren Sample have the resumes. Los Angeles-based Sample, who launched her career in costume design before transitioning to stylist, has a celebrity clientele that includes names like Anne Hathaway, Rosario Dawson, and Jamie King. Lemkin found her calling building premier online merchandising businesses for various luxury labels, including the jewelry line Le Bloc, after finishing up at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. (Lemkin recently moved to Dallas in 2021, where she opens her Preston Hollow doors for many a stylish fete.)
And though life took them to the coasts, the Mississippi natives could never quite shake their favorite southern staple.
“We were practically born with cowboy boots on,” Sample tells PaperCity. “Over the years, I have found myself looking for a chic and timeless cowboy boot that could be paired seamlessly with the existing luxury pieces in my wardrobe but didn’t feel precious.”