Kate Aspen is hanging up her resale spurs. photo provided
Kate Aspen is hanging up her resale spurs. photo provided
After 16 years of rounding up the finest Western clothing, art and accessories at Cowgirls & Indians Resale in Sisters, Kate Aspen is hanging up her spurs.

Health challenges mean that Aspen is closing up the storefront — but there will be one last go-round on Thursday, June 6, from 4 to 7 p.m.

“We’re going to have a huge, blow-out party,” Aspen told The Nugget. “After that, I’ll be closing down the store.”

She plans to continue selling her line of jewelry and a few consignment items online.

The Sisters woman, who has built a national reputation for first-class consignment Western goods, insists on closing up the bunkhouse in style. Western singer-songwriter Joni Harms will be on hand during the sale-party to sing everyone on down the trail.

Cowgirls & Indians rounded up Western clothing and sold it on consignment, gradually expanding into Western art.

“I was selling bronzes and artwork,” Aspen said. “That was fun, too, because I’ve always loved art.”

Aspen knows what she’ll miss the most about having a shop in Sisters: “All of the friends I have made. I’ve made so many friends from tourists who come back every year and stop by the shop and say hi and buy something. It’s hard to let it go, but it’s got to happen.”

Aspen expressed her appreciation for all of those who have rallied in recent weeks to contribute items for sale. Donations continue to be accepted; proceeds will help defer Kate’s medical expenses. For information, contact Patti Jo Beal at 541-408-7264.

For more information on Kate Aspen’s jewelry, visit Cowgirls & Indians Resale on Facebook.