Founded by Luis Alcala in 1972, Alcala's Western Wear lassos more boot sales than anyone else in Chicago and has become one of the largest retailers of Western wear in the Midwest. We offer the largest selection of quality western boots and clothing with authentic as well as cutting-edge style. Step inside and be wowed by 5,000 hats and 8,000 pairs of boots stacked high to the ceiling. Alcala's is a piece of the Lone Star State in the Windy City. Our First Store in 1972 at 8727 S. Comercial Left image. Alcala's in 1974 at 1733 W. Chicago Middle.