Quality Inn & Suites
100 Westbank Expressway
Gretna, LA 70053
Phone: (504) 366-2361
Fax: (504) 362-5814
Eco-conscious shoppers have more options when it comes to buying in New Orleans. Branch Out offers a green alternative to your average shopping experience by providing consumers with the opportunity to buy sustainable products in a boutique atmosphere. This Magazine Street shop carries clothing, accessories, shoes, and bath products for men and women made with sustainable materials by companies known for environmentally responsible business practices, in addition to stylish vintage pieces. Branch Out provides the eco-aware and fashion forward customer with options from nationally recognized brands and from featured local artists. -Bethany Culp
As New Orleans artists, husband and wife Gerry and Melissa make up Myer's & White. This Magazine Street studio and shop features the couple's original etched glass jewelry designs. The collection on sale in the studio includes earrings, necklaces, bracelets and cufflinks in addition to glass sculpture and carved glass vases. In addition to Melissa and Gerry's work, Myers & White stocks hand-crafted collections by three other jewelers. -Bethany Culp
With over 30 years in the business, Jim Russel Records has worked up their inventory, into one of the best collections to be found. Apart from their massive selection, Jim Russel Records also sells DJ equipment, including turntables, needles, cartridges, stereos and speakers.
This gallery, conceived by "techno-romantic" jewelry designer Thomas Mann, aspires to "re-define contemporary living" with an eclectic collection of jewelry, lighting and home furnishings. Take a trip to the Thomas Mann Gallery and find a fusion of the old and new designs in clothing, fashion and house hold commodities.
With new babies come many new things to think about. Zuka Baby, a natural parenting boutique, eases new parents' minds with a variety of products designed to make natural parenting an easy and affordable option. This Uptown shop is stocked with cloth diapers, nursing bras, swaddling, baby slings and toys developed with respect to green living and healthy lifestyles in mind. Zuka Baby also offers free classes and resources on subjects like cloth diapering and breastfeeding. -Bethany Culp
There are so many antique stores up and down Magazine Street that it gets hard to distinguish one from the other. It is a nice change when you find one that specializes in just a few specific items. This Uptown shop carries the largest selection of antique beds in the area. Another unique feature is the exquisite selection of religious art from France and Belgium.
Whether you are looking for home accessories or apparel for your family, Green Serene offers products produced with respect to health and the environment. Green Serene stocks a collection of home accessories, beauty products, and clothing for men, women, and children. All of the products that Green Serene sells are made from organic and sustainable material such as bamboo, cotton, soy, and recyclables, and are from companies who use fair-trade practices. -Bethany Culp
Chris Galliano brings the latest trends to New Orleans' Lower Garden District neighborhood at Vernon. The elegant mahogany shelves of boutique are lined with beautiful garments for men and women. Local and international designers are well represented here. Men and women can pick from their wonderful selection of formal and informal wear. An attentive staff is at hand to help you with your pick.
New Orleans may not exactly be considered the Wild West, but that doesn’t stop Truck Stop from selling wild western-style gear. This Magazine Street boutique specializes in new and vintage clothing, accessories, belt buckles and boots for men and women. Peruse new merchandise from popular brands like Frye footwear or the numerous racks of vintage stylings with cowboy flare. Don’t leave without taking time to play the shop’s pinball machine, tasting a cup of the bad coffee or sitting down at the store’s own bar. -Bethany Culp
This modern day indoor market place is conveniently located close to the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center and the Aquarium of the Americas. This strategic positioning makes it easily accessible to families touring the museum and to businesspersons hoping to quickly pick up some souvenirs during lunch. Riverwalk Market Place is located on the Mississippi River at the junction of Poydras, Canal, and Julia Streets. It is home to 120 stores and restaurants filled with the best gifts, tastes, and styles in New Orleans.
New Orleans' Lower Garden District boasts many homes that are true architectural beauties, as well as a burgeoning arts scene. In the center of the neighborhood is Coliseum Square, noted for its collection of especially stunning homes, as well as vibrant tropical gardens. Stroll along Magazine street and find a slew of new boutiques and shops with a younger bent. Restaurants and bars are sprinkled throughout the neighborhood, making Lower Garden District area the perfect destination for a fun afternoon or evening of shopping and dining.
New Orleans Knitwear boasts the title of First Mail Order Catalog in the Nation. Certainly a most well deserved notation for the upscale quality of the Ballin's Ltd. and Joan Vass line of apparel. The store says it offers styles for everyone from, teens to 70 year olds. Enter their store at Magazine street to be amazed with their collection of elegant tops, bottoms, ultra-cool accessories and sassy shoes. So come by to reinvent your wardrobe and create your own unique style!