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F.M. Light & Sons

Address: 830 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Phone Number: 970-879-1822
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Type: Shops, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: F.M. Light & Sons is Steamboat Springs’ historic clothing store and special place where customers...
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Type: Shops, Shopping & Fashion
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Owner description: F.M. Light & Sons is Steamboat Springs’ historic clothing store and special place where customers enjoy a step back into the old west while browsing among many original fixtures from one hundred years ago. Founded in 1905 by Francis Marion Light (who preferred to be called Frank), the store is still family owned and operated by the fifth generation.The year 2005 marked the 100th anniversary of the F.M. Light & Sons store. A store still in the family after five generations and built on a philosophy of providing quality merchandise and fair prices. Stepping into F.M. Light and Sons provides you with a true western experience. We carry authentic western wear such as cowboy boots, hats, shirts and jeans. Brands:Old Gringo, Dan Post, Corral, Lucchese, Ariat, Justin, Tony Lama, Stetson, O'Farrell, Bailey, Resistol, Pendleton, Royal Robbins, Ryan Michael, Outback Trading Company, Scully, Wahmaker, Cinch, Cruel Girl, Levi, Wrangler, Woolrich, Rockmount, Southern Thread, Barnfly, George Strait, Carhartt, and much more.Stop by and say hello to the fifth generation owners, Chris and Lindsay!

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I love this store! A "must see" for everyone who comes to Steamboat. I have a great time every time I go in.

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thank you Cate for taking time write us such a kind review! We are so glad that we are able to create an environment for you to enjoy again and again. We hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and can't wait to see you next time! More 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Live in Steamboat 6 months out of the year. Have bought lots of soft goods over the years at FM Light. Have never had a bad experience except for tonight. Went in on a Friday night after dinner to find a new flannel shirt for my wife. Browsed through the entire store looking for something suitable. It was filled with... More 

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

We would like to extend our sincere apologies for your bad experience in our store. What you have described is, quite simply, not acceptable. Thank you for taking the time inform us of how we have treated you poorly and please allow us the opportunity to make it right. We appreciate your support in the past and understand that one... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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278 reviews 278 reviews
69 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Steamboat's family owned Western Department Store that continues to satisfy the needs of the local community. F.M. Light and Sons has always carried quality products and when one compares apples to apples, you are getting what you pay for. To me, the store had the same feel that I remembered and admired when I lived in Steamboat Springs in the... More 

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review, Neil! We're glad you came back and enjoyed your visit, and especially happy of your assertion that we've maintained our standards of quality, value, and service, and that we fulfill an essential role in our community. That is exactly the brand we wish to cultivate. Thank you for visiting us, and we look forward... More 

Roatan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I bought a pair of boots here and they are perfect for me and they are so comfortable!! My brother also bought a belt and he loves it!

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thank you Nina for your kind review! We're so glad that you and your brother got exactly what you needed and enjoyed your visit to Steamboat. We hope to see you again someday! More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The kids loved trading in their wooden nickels they got at the Redo for a gift. The store is friendly and got great western duds.

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review, David! It's wonderful to hear that your family enjoyed the store! More 

Mosinee, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

After driving for what seemed like forever to get to Steamboat and reading all those signs along the way, we just had to stop! The signs definitely made the dative go faster. When we got to the store, we were impressed by the array of boots and other western merchandise that was available. My daughter bought some moccasins at what... More 

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - knowing that the store and the signs enriched your visit to the Yampa Valley is what F.M. Light & Sons is all about! We hope your daughter enjoys her moccasins and that we'll see you again next time you're in Steamboat! More 

Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Amazing signs building anticipation on the drive into Steamboat. $6 hat for kids. Live music. "Horse" you can ride on outside the store. Not to be missed!

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Dawson L, Guest Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thank you Emily for taking time to share your great review! It is always wonderful to hear that people have enjoyed the F.M. Lights experience that helps make Steamboat such a great destination. We hope to see you again! More 

Lehi, Utah
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We enjoyed following all of the signs along the highway as it led into Steamboat. Once we got to FM Light, it was an average 'souvenir type' store. Prices seemed high, selection was good. We did not purchase anything. We did enjoy asking the cashier just how many signs they have (since we saw them coming into Steamboat from both... More 

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Chxzanadue, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Hello Nathan, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you enjoyed our signs! We are sorry you felt we were a "souvenir" store. We work hard to keep these to a minimum - in fact, many local ranchers purchase items from us which are used in their everyday lives on the ranch. We... More 

Houston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We saw the signs for miles outside of town. After reading the reviews, we were looking forward to checking out the store. First thing we saw were "authentic western belt buckles" - every one of them was made in China. They had some cute stuff, but it seemed overpriced compared with the prices I see in Texas.

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Chxzanadue, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Hello Susan, we are sorry you were disappointed with your trip to our store. We work hard to provide quality western wear for our customers at a good price. In the current marketplace it is difficult to find items which are both made in the United States and at a good price, but we do our best to buy all... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

If you want to grab a great cowboy hat or some clothes or just want some awesome leather boots, this place is for you. Bill the hat fitter will custom fit any hat for you for free and shape and clean it free too, even a hat you bring in! great guy and very nice and the store has been... More 

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Chxzanadue, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We have passed on your kind words to Bill. We're so glad you received excellent customer service and were able to get your cowboy hats shaped and cleaned. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review, and we hope to see you again sometime! More 

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