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Welcome to the Overland Family

For nearly 50 years, our family-run business has offered superbly crafted outerwear, clothing, and home accents inspired by the American West and made from the finest sheepskin, leather, wool, and other natural materials.

Our Story

1973

It all started in Taos, New Mexico, with a bale of sheepskins, a sewing machine, and a dream. Right from the hand-stitching of our very first sheepskin coat, self-sufficiency has always been a strong theme in our family.

The first Overland store was humble: a small adobe shop set between the rugged Sangre de Cristo range and the Rio Grande Valley, where sheepskin had long been revered for its luxurious warmth.

Map of Taos
Map of Taos
Group Portrait 1974

1974

Word quickly spread about the quality and craftsmanship of Overland’s coats, hats, and mittens. The whole family pitched in to keep up with the growing demand—everyone played a part and lent a hand. We also teamed up with local Taos craftspeople and artisans who lent us their generations of expertise.

1975

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. That year, we opened our second store in Omaha’s Old Market. We also released our first catalog, with many more to follow.

Overland Storefront, 1975
Overland Brochure, 1978

1976 - 2020

Our friends and family modeled for us when they weren't helping with the store or crafting coats, hats, and gloves.

We opened stores in travel destinations across the American West. Picking each location ourselves, always looking for authentic places with thriving local communities and beautiful natural surroundings.

Pilot in bomber jacket, 1979
Woman in sheepskin coat, 1980
Man in sheepskin coat, 1982
People in coats with airplane, 1986
Sheepskin coats, 2003

Today

Over 45 years, 16 stores, and one thriving website later, Overland continues to flourish. Our product line has grown from a handful of sheepskin coats to over 1,000 styles of quality sheepskin, leather, and fur products all with the Overland stamp of excellence.

Group Family Portrait

Leahy Family

Group Management Portrait

Overland Management Team

Our small family-shop atmosphere will always remain the backbone of our business. We are pleased to offer quality, lasting products, in timeless designs and sustainable materials, with exceptional personalized service.

Roger Leahy's signature

Co-Owner

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