Cowboys & Angels:
Story: Ashley Meyer started Cowboy & Angels in May 2016. The company is located in Southern California and they carry the latest country western styles for the whole family and also home goods. Make sure to follow them on instagram and Facebook for giveaways and promo codes!!
- Hello, can you give me a little bit of background about your clothing line?
I started Cowboys & Angels in May 2016. I started it as a side job, while I worked a full-time job. Originally I had created my boutique because of my passion for country music and also to offset the high cost of daycare. It begun as a resell boutique, but over the past year it has evolved into something much bigger. Only two months after starting Cowboys & Angels, I was laid off from my regular job and with a second baby on the way it was then that I knew I needed this business to grow. I sat at my computer around the clock, sometimes 10-12 hours a day just working on Cowboys & Angels. Before I knew it, my hard work started to show and the company begun to quickly grow. Coming up on our one year anniversary not only do we carry tons of brands, but we also have started a handmade/custom section within the store. This will launch within the next couple weeks, but we will be adding to it all the time. I have hats, apparel, baby onesies, jewelry, lanyards, coozies, mugs, tumblers, and more that are being made daily!
- How did you decide on the name Cowboys & Angels and was there any other names that you were going to choose instead?
The name was probably one of the hardest choices I dealt with! It took weeks of brainstorming to figure out what name would best suit the store. I wanted the store to not only appeal to women, but men as well. The other name I came up with is Whiskey Whispers, this actually is still one of my businesses. For awhile, I have been making handmade items under this name.
- Where do you see Cowboys & Angels in the next 5 to 10 years?
I see Cowboys & Angels becoming one of the most well-known country western stores. I see us attending nearly every country music festival. We’re also talking about opening locations throughout the US.
- Has any country music worn any of your clothing items?
I don’t think so. Not yet at least. We have tons of customers so there is actually a good chance we just don’t know it yet! I do have some amazing country music artists following our social media. Sarah Ross is one of my all-time favorites. I about died when she commented on one of our photos. Ben Haggard also took me by surprise and likes our photos constantly. It is truly amazing that in just the short amount of time Cowboys & Angels has been around, that we are already being noticed!
- What have been some of your best selling items?
We have Vintage Flag Vests in stock that sell out like CRAZY! I tend to sell out of those weekly and I have already bought out all of the inventory from two of my vendors. We carry tons of bullet jewelry, which is a HUGE hit. It’s a constant cycle of our inventory. For handmade items, I haven’t released much just yet! For those that know I have always been custom making items, my custom baby onesies are one of my biggest hits. I’m expecting a lot of my handmade items to sell like crazy once it’s released!
- For the rest of 2017 is there anything new coming up for your company?
We are going to be seen in a couple magazines! We are sponsoring the Hesperia Wranglers Queen’s Contest, as well as attending a ton of events this year. We’re also looking to move the company into a new warehouse as we’ve definitely outgrown our current location.
- What was the first item you ever created for the line?
The first item I sold would be a custom baby onesie that read “Daddy’s Little Mechanic in Training”.
- What is one of your favorite quotes?
“Drink Some Coffee. Get Your Boots On. Turn Up Some George Strait, And Get It Done”.