BEST WESTERN CLOTHING STORE - 2008
Emil Schatzlein started working with saddles at age 14 as an apprentice in his native Germany. Not long after, he immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Minneapolis in 1907, where Schatzlein Saddle Shop opened on Lake Street. The store hasn't strayed from that street nor from the family; six Schatzleins still keep shop today, and their patriarch's dedication to quality continues. An enormous collection of boots lines the west wall, from fancy ostrich leather to genuine shit-kickers. The east wall holds an equally diverse selection of cowboy hats. Betwixt the twain lie Western-style shirts, jackets, and jeans galore, including that hipster standby, the embroidered-shoulder shirt. For the decoratively minded, Schatzlein's glass cabinets contain belt buckles, bolo ties, and collar tips to fit any budget. Whether you spend your days breaking broncos or just want to look like you do, Schatzlein is the place to shop.