About The cold cactus boutique

Welcome to The Cold Cactus Boutique

Come for the Western, Stay for the Community

We are a family-owned western & country chic lifestyle boutique located in Ontario, Canada. We strive to be your one stop shop for an extensive collection of both practical and quality western wear and country chic apparel that you can wear to work, in the saddle and barn, as well as out on the weekend. We offer industry favourite brands like Cinch, Kimes Ranch, Ariat, Outback, Hooey and more! You can also expect to find incredible, unique, and handmade accessories, footwear, and home decor that you won't find just anywhere! We have a strong love for all things cowhide that you can find sprinkled throughout our offering ❤

We pride ourselves on offering a memorable shopping experience with only the best customer service, regardless of whether you have the opportunity to shop with us in-store or online. Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you need help selecting a size or finding a style that best suits your body type - that's what we are here for!

➡️ SHOP with us here on our website or on our APP available for download for both Iphones and Androids. We are also taking IN-STORE shopping appointments on Fridays & Sundays only. COVID protocol including masks are in effect. Please reach out to us at coldcactus@coldcactusboutique.ca with any questions or to book a shopping appointment.

➡️ FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and TikTok.

➡️ LISTEN to our Cold Cactus Radio on Spotify

From all of us at Cold Cactus, we are so glad to have you here! Welcome to our community and we can't wait to get to know you!

Get to Know the Owner

Hi! I am Tara! I’ve been involved in the western industry in Ontario for years - my husband and I have Quarter Horses we use for team penning / ranch sorting as well as Simmental cattle. One of the things we love about travelling to big western events in the United States is that we can readily find amazingly unique western-inspired products that just cannot be found in Ontario (to the best of my knowledge, anyways!).

I’ve always had a passion for agriculture and the western lifestyle and western fashion. I kept finding myself asking “why is it so hard to find unique, high quality, handmade western-inspired items in Canada, particularly Ontario, and in one place?”

For years, I’ve been sitting on the idea of launching an online western boutique that would source tasteful, distinctive, and high-quality products and make them readily available to Canadians. It wasn’t until recently that I took a leap of faith (scary - let me tell you!) into this new and unknown territory and launched The Cold Cactus Boutique

Cold Cactus is for the cowboy or cowgirl, farmer, rancher, and those consumers who are looking for unique, bold, and high-quality western-inspired items. At Cold Cactus we are passionate about turquoise, leather, hair-on, fringe, serape, and embrace other high quality western, boho, and rustic chic fashion items.

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“You are unique. There has never been another you, and never will be. So, make the best of yourself”

Vision and Value

The Cold Cactus strives to be a noteworthy boutique offering a collection of distinctive, bold, quality western inspired apparel, jewelry, accessories, and house decor with a focus on handmade and small batch produced. The following culture and value points are important to Cold Cactus. Cold Cactus will strive to uphold these points on an ongoing basis:

  • Quality

    Cold Cactus will strive to only curate high-quality products

  • Distinctive

    Cold Cactus will strive to curate unique products that cannot be frequently found elsewhere in Canada, particularly Ontario.

  • Giving back

    Cold Cactus will support the next generation of farmers, cowboys, and cowgirls by regularly sponsoring and donating to relevant events and associations which have included but are not limited to: 4H, OCHA, OBHA, ORCHA, 5K Breakaway, a variety of cattle associations and youth cattle events, and more! If you have an event or association you would like us to consider sponsoring or donating to, please send us an email to coldcactus@coldcactusboutique.ca.

  • Promoting and Supporting Entrepreneurship

    Cold Cactus regularly collaborates and sources products from other entrepreneurs and makers.

    In addition, we aim to be a resource for other new small business owners and are happy to provide input and feedback that will help other entrepreneurs grow their small business.

  • Integrity

    Cold Cactus will operate with integrity

  • Balance

    Cold Cactus will strive to achieve a balance that brings happiness and success in both business and family aspects jointly

  • Consistency

    Cold Cactus will strive to maintain consistency with respect to product quality and customer service

  • Customer Centricity

    Cold Cactus will strive to provide the utmost unique and excellent customer service that inspires customers and leaves them feeling uplifted

  • Value Generation

    Cold Cactus will always strive to find opportunities to make this business about more than just the product and look for ways to contribute to its customers lifestyles and fulfillment

  • Fun

    Cold Cactus aims to enjoy life’s journey and operate its business in this manner.

  • Innovation

    Cold Cactus seeks to always find ways to improve further.

Quality matters to us

The face behind Cold Cactus

Hi Ya’ll! I’m Tara - the face behind The Cold Cactus Boutique! Without going on at length - a brief insight into who I am. First and foremost, I’m the mother of two beautiful boys, Weston and Stetson, ages 4 and 6 (how did that happen - where did the time go!?), as well as a wife to an amazing and supportive husband. Beyond that, I am a lover of agriculture, western lifestyle and western fashion, gardening, anything outdoors-related, adventures, crafting and DIYing, photography, and MORE (I really have too many interests for one lifestyle LOL). I’ve always had a passion for the western lifestyle and fashion. I started The Cold Cactus Boutique with the intention to bring incredible unique western and southern styles from south of the border to North of the border (I say ‘western’ as to not be too wordy, but you’ll find Cold Cactus also embraces farming/ranching wear, bohemian, and rustic chic styles). Hence, where the name Cold Cactus came from. I’m a believer in the collaborative/sharing economy (community over competition), quality over quantity, embracing one’s individuality, and the importance of living in the moment and making memories. For these reasons, Cold Cactus has always placed a strong emphasis on carrying products from other entrepreneurs and makers who make one-of-a-kind/custom, handmade, and/or small batch goods. Importantly for me, it is beyond just sharing my love of unique western products. I will strive to use Cold Cactus and the social media platforms it utilizes as an opportunity to inspire - to embrace one’s individuality, originality, and lifestyle, whatever that may be, educate (with an education in and love for agriculture – I can’t help but sharing my love for agriculture!), and to share some of my life's learnings in hopes that they will provide some value!

Thank you for stopping by and checking out the Cold Cactus. I hope you’ll enjoy the product offering I’ve worked so hard to find and make available. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for frequent product updates and ongoing inspiration. I want to be real with you guys, and so I will also be using these social media platforms as an opportunity to share the realities of my little piece of the world – the beautiful chaos of raising my two boys, the triumphs and joys as well as pitfalls of farming (cows & horses), etc! I look forward to meeting many new faces on this incredible journey which I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to pursue.

Lastly, but very importantly, I’d like to thank each and every individual (you know who you are!) that supported me in pursuing this vision – I am incredibly grateful for your faith in me, guidance, and support.

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