THE OVERLAND STORY
A Tradition of Family, Quality & Integrity
In 1973 my brother, Jim Leahy, arrived in Taos, New Mexico with a bale of sheepskins,
a sewing machine, and a notion that if you did something right the rest would take
care of itself. He set up the first Overland store-a humble adobe shop between the
rugged Sangre de Cristo range and the Rio Grande Valley, where sheepskin had been
long revered for its luxurious warmth.
There, fresh out of high school, the young entrepreneur created beautiful, high-quality
sheepskin coats, hats, mittens, and slippers-meticulously cutting and stitching
everything by hand.
Word quickly spread about the quality and craftsmanship of Overland's products,
and soon it was impossible for Jim to keep up with the growing demand. So he invited
fellow Taos craftspeople and artisans to work with him.
As Overland Sheepskin Co.'s reputation for excellence continued to grow, the store
soon expanded into the current shop north of Taos at the foot of Taos Mountain.
More than 40 years, 15 more stores, and one thriving internet business later, Overland
continues to expand and flourish. Today, our product line has grown from a handful
of shearling coats to over 1,500 styles of premium apparel and home products, all
with the Overland stamp of excellence. We now offer an extensive collection of the
finest shearling coats, designer leather jackets, luxurious fur & fabric coats,
footwear, premium clothing, and sheepskin & leather handbags.
Our styles range from rugged Western to the most elegant of classic and contemporary
fashions. We are also well-known for our luxurious home and auto accessories, including
sheepskin and cowhide rugs, designer rugs and pillows, sheepskin car seat covers,
Through Overland's exponential growth over the years,
the small family shop atmosphere has remained the backbone of our business.
At Overland Sheepskin Co., our goal is to provide you with a unique shopping experience
and quality products that bring you pleasure for years to come. We thank you, our
customers, for the opportunity to do what we love, and what we do best.
All the best,
Roger Leahy, and the Leahy Family