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Want fresh bag swag fashion? Look to this Cheyenne original, not Paris

CEO Tinh Phung
When it comes to shopping, the way a product makes us feel often determines whether we make a purchase or not. And for many shoppers, few words have as much impact as "Made in America."...

When it comes to shopping, the way a product makes us feel often determines whether we make a purchase or not. And for many shoppers, few words have as much impact as "Made in America." But what if a brand takes it a step further?

Introducing Alexis Drake, the local phenomenon that offers jewelry and accessories handmade in store daily. But it's not just the fact that they are made right here in Cheyenne that sets them apart. Alexis Drake goes above and beyond to provide a unique experience for their customers.

Made with Love and Expertise

Alexis Drake, founded by Cheyenne native Lexie Garrett, has its roots spread across the globe, from Chicago to Greece. The brand's name itself pays homage to Lexie's Greek heritage. But make no mistake, Alexis Drake is 100% pure Cheyenne.

When I stepped into the Alexis Drake store, I was immediately struck by the wide range of bags and accessories on display. From western-inspired designs to classy urban styles, they have something for everyone. And what sets them apart is their focus on the customer experience.

A Bag that Tells Your Story

Sammy Geyer, the project manager at Alexis Drake, explained that the brand is all about the experience. It's not just about shopping for a new bag; it's about finding a bag that is perfect for you. And at Alexis Drake, customers have the opportunity to be a part of the creative process. You can choose from the leathers and materials provided by Lexie or even bring your own materials to see if they can be incorporated into your custom-made bag.

And let's not forget about the savings! First-time customers can enjoy a 15% discount on their first purchase through the Buck Off Savings Pass. Alexis Drake truly knows how to make their customers feel special.

Handmade with Passion

Walking through the store, I had the chance to witness the craftsmanship firsthand. In the back, behind a door, the magic happens. I met the skilled team behind the bags - Head Seamstress Jenn, Seamstresses Joanna and Rachel, and Leathersmith Frank. They were all hard at work, creating beautiful bags and accessories with love and precision.

Jenn, working on a custom piece with western tassels, shared that it takes an average of about an hour and a half to make one handbag. Each bag is carefully stitched using industrial sewing machines, which are affectionately named by the team. It's clear that every stitch is made with care and expertise.

Durability and Style Combined

The entire crew at Alexis Drake takes pride in their work, and it shows in the quality of their creations. Rachel mentioned that customers can request custom bags made from unique materials, like a pair of cowboy boots or even a mother's wedding dress for the lining. And Frank, the Leathersmith, not only enjoys his work but finds that it helps keep his arthritic hands limber.

When I asked Frank what customers can expect when they buy an Alexis Drake bag, he simply said, "They last." It's not uncommon for bags from ten years ago to come into the store looking as good as new. These bags are not only fashionable but built to withstand the test of time.

A Fashion Statement Made in Cheyenne

The Alexis Drake store expertly showcases their bags, demonstrating that they have something for every occasion. Whether you need a casual everyday bag or a black-tie luxury piece, you'll find it here. And above all, every bag, wallet, purse, and folder is proudly made right here in Cheyenne.

But don't just take my word for it. Walk into Alexis Drake and experience it for yourself. And remember to bring your Buck Off Pass to enjoy some savings. You might just walk out with your newest fashion statement, proudly made in Cheyenne.

Head Seamstress Jenn Cueves Head Seamstress Jenn Cueves at Alexis Drake