- C$25 for C$50 Worth of Clothing and Merchandise
A Chat with Riley and McCormick Western Stores
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We have the best selection of western boots for women and men. We feature Canadian made boots. Brands such as Brahma, Boulet, Justin and many others Our hat selection is second to none. Stetson, Bailey, Jack Daniels and more. We have the latest in western fashions ‘his,her’s and for the little ones
Of the products you sell, which are your favourites?
boots,,boots and more boots! hats,hats,and more hats! Did we mention boots and hats? big heads, small heads, wide feet,narrow feet. Oh yeah, we have great shirts and blouses. Women’s western jeans with bling, Men’s western jeans that fit. Belts with changeable buckles. Buckles with changeable belts.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Riley & McCormick is 115 years old and continues to provide the newest styles in western wear for men, women and kids.
What do you love most about your job?
It fun to provide the best western products to all kinds of people.
Riley and McCormick Western Stores
A duo of turn-of-the-century entrepreneurs, Riley and McCormick opened the doors to their first Calgary storefront in 1901—four years before Alberta was established as a province. Their pioneering spirit quickly led to the store’s entrenchment in the annals of local and world history; over the years, the pair crafted military saddles for the Russian cavalry in World War I and supplied equipment to Edward, Prince of Wales, at his famed EP Ranch. The grandchildren of Eneas McCormick picked up right where the founding friends left off, and the family has maintained a presence at every Calgary Stampede dating back to 1912.
Today, those grandchildren continue to leave their mark on the business, expanding the store’s reach but staying true to the traditions that made it such an integral part of the Canadian West. Their selection includes shoes, accessories, and clothing for every member of the family, including wide-brimmed felt and straw hats that protect eyes from the sun’s rays and cows’ grassy spitballs. Let a pair of Canadian-made leather boots do your talking for you, or prepare for a rugged day on the ranch or this year's Stampede (July 5–14) with durable jeans in all cuts and styles.