Category Archives: upcoming events

Celebrating 23 Years @desperado….

Three Incredible Trunk Shows…. Desperado will proudly host 3 Trunk Shows during our weekend event.  We bring back our premier clothing line Johnny Was for an exclusive engagement Oct. 11th-13th  during our Anniversary Weekend Event.  As an added bonus to thank you for 23 years of supporting our small independently owned and operated boutique we’re […]

desperado with shoes &… Celebrates 20 Years!!! October 7-9

It’s hard to believe what started out as a western lifestyle store in the heart of Portland’s historic Pearl District 20 years ago has morphed into one of Bend’s best boutique shopping experiences. Desperado with our new footwear and accessory store Shoes &… is pulling out all the stops to celebrate our 20th Anniversary!!! Do […]

Celebrate Women Event Friday, Sept. 16th 11am-6pm

Graphic showing details of September event Celebrating Women.

Don’t miss Desperado with Shoes &… September Event Celebrating Women!  Join us Friday, September 16th starting at 11:00 for luscious libations from Central Oregon’s own micro-distiller Cascade Alchemy, a light lunch and all the fashion and footwear you want.  We’ll be bringing in Vionic Fit Specialist, Johnny Riker, to help you find the perfect pair […]

Men’s First Ever Shoe Event by Timberland

  Gentleman you are in for a treat. We are hosting our first ever shoe event exclusively for men featuring one of our favorite lines of shoes from Timberland. Please join us Friday, June 24th from 5-8 and Saturday, June 25th from 10-6. Our reps from Timberland will be at Shoes &… showcasing their latest […]

Desperado Denim Event – Saturday April 16, 11-7pm

Second only to finding the perfect bathing suit is the seemingly never-ending search for the perfect pair of great fitting jeans. The choices are many – from low-rise to high-rise, flair to boot cut, to what makes a great color (better known in denim dialogue as ‘wash’). The good news is you don’t need to […]

Desperado Opens New Shoe & Accessory Store

Desperado’s rebrand success leads to the opening of New Shoe Store In Bend’s Old Mill District  by Rebecca Meade After nearly 20 years in the boutique world, Bend clothing storeowner Joanne Sunnarborg is expanding her business this fall with the grand opening of Shoes &… by desperado. “We are truly excited to be opening a […]

Central Oregon Shoe Designer brings Bali Handmade Footwear to Bend

For now Central Oregon entrepreneur Melissa Kuchta only dreams of traveling to Bali.  The Bend mother of two has never been to the Indonesian Island often described as paradise with white sandy beaches, volcanic mountains and lush jungle landscapes.  It is the island’s cultural side that made this remote island in the Indian Ocean the […]

World Class Boot Maker Visits Bend

Scott Emmerich has spent his adult life keeping alive the age-old tradition of custom handmade boot making.  It’s almost a lost art and one only a handful of boot craftsmen continue worldwide today. “I have in-house, 6 of the best master boot makers in the world and 4 who are older and pickup work and […]

Central Oregon Sisters Launch New Shoe Line, Debuts at Desperado

Central Oregon sisters, Kelly Beall and Wendy Weems never dreamed of being shoe designers. As little girls growing up in the small farming community of Jefferson, Oregon between Salem and Albany, fashion was not part of their world. “Golly no!” Beall says with a laugh, “There was no fashion in our house. We were either […]