French’s Shoes & Boots new location opens in Turkey Creek

Adam Barringer, left, and Jeff Barringer, manager of French’s Shoes & Boots in Turkey Creek, show an array of footwear available at the new store at 11149 Turkey Drive, which is the old Thomasville Furniture store. French’s Boots & Shoes has made the former Thomasville Furniture building in Turkey Creek near Farragut a new location.

The store, which carries men’s women’s and children’s boots and shoes, opened Friday, Oct. 9, at 11149 Turkey Drive in Turkey Creek.

“A woman came in 20 minutes after we opened and bought a pair of shoes,” Jeff Barringer, French’s store manager, said.

The company has become a member of Knoxville Chamber of Commerce, and a ribbon cutting is planned for Friday, Nov. 20. He said he is also in the process of joining Farragut West Knox Chamber.

French’s Shoes & Boots carries Justin-brand Western boots, and Barringer said French’s is the largest dealer of Ariat boots this side of the Mississippi River. It also carries Tony Llama and Dan Post boots and Clark and Chaco’s shoes.
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