Summer is a great time for a leisurely day of shopping, or a few of them, especially when you are armed with a list of businesses chock full of bargains just waiting to become your treasures. When you tire of browsing through merchandise, take a sustenance break and again find bargains to keep your savings mood going. Below is a directory of businesses, arranged by products or services offered, with special sales or bargains scheduled between now and Labor Day. Go forth and bring home bargains!
FRAME CITY AND ART GALLERY 3544 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 887-9146Custom framing for your Jazz Fest poster starts at $99, plus selected custom framing is 15 percent off.
BEEHIVE HAIR STUDIO 1501 Tchoupitoulas St., 565-5309In honor of the salon's one-year anniversary, receive 10 percent off summer-inspired Bumble & Bumble products.
DR. KEN MORGAN, DENTIST 3100 Kingman St., Suite 100, Metairie, 780-7006All patients getting a cleaning, exam and X-rays receuve free teeth bleaching. The bleaching system includes custom trays that fit your mouth, and it comes with bleach. Call for appointment.
HEADSET SALON 6042 Magazine St., 314-1234From July 11 through Labor Day, get a 45-minute facial Ð a $70 value Ð for $55. Also, receive a 10 percent discount on all Dermalogica facial products with the facial special.
SERENITY DAY SPA AND GIFTS 110 Metairie Heights, Metairie, 281-4905Get a free Dermalogica cleanser with any skin-care treatment.
ST. CHARLES VISION 3200 Severn Ave., Metairie, 887-2020; 8040 St. Charles Ave., 866-6311Get a complete contact lens exam and receive 20 percent off your sunglasses purchase.
ST. CHARLES VISION OUTLET 817 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 712-3551; 837 S. Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 733-0406; 3909 Lapalco Blvd., Harvey, 328-9733; 1844 N. Causeway Blvd., Northlake Shopping Center, Mandeville, (985) 626-8103; 200 Southwest Railroad Ave., Hammond Square Mall, Hammond, (985) 542-9410Receive 20 percent off your sunglasses purchase when you get a complete contact lens exam.
UPTOWN EYECARE 4004 Magazine St., 899-3937Buy a complete pair of eyeglasses, including frame and lenses, and get a second pair of equal or lesser value at half the regular price. Some restrictions apply.
TEE & TULIP SALON 802 Nashville Ave., 899-4044Take 20 percent off all products and services until Aug. 10.
Building Supplies/ Home Services
PACK RAT SHIPPING SERVICES 3110 Magazine St., 899-5415Make 8 1/2- by 11-inch color copies for 69-cents each, receive $10 off any vinyl banner and take $5 off any business card order. Laptop computer repairs are now available.
RIVERSIDE LUMBER 5451 Morrison Road, 242-6624Western red-cedar fence boards are in stock at good prices in 1-by-6 inches, 6-foot-long sizes with dog-ear cut.
Dining & Entertainment
7 ON FULTON701 Convention Center Blvd., 525-7555During July and August, enjoy $7 appetizers every day and 7-cent Bacardi mojitos on Thursdays and Fridays.
ANDREA'S RESTAURANT 3100 19th St., Metairie, 834-8583Take advantage of an early-week dining special from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday: a three-course meal with an appetizer, entre and dessert, plus a glass of house wine for $24.95 a person (doesn't include tax and gratuity), for parties of less than 10 people only.
CAFÉ AMELIE 912 Royal St., 412-8965You'll get happy-hour prices Thursday through Sunday during Southern Decadence and Labor Day weekend.
FLAMING TORCH RESTAURANT 737 Octavia St., 895-0900Early-bird special from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday features a three-course dinner for $29.95. Plus, get no corkage fee on wines all night every Tuesday.
FRANK'S MARINA GRILLE 100 Marina Del Ray Drive, Madisonville, (985) 792-4000Present this listing for one free drink. Hospital personnel can receive one free drink when they show their employee ID.
HOTARD COACHES INC. 2 Canal St., 942-5700 or (800) 535-7787Receive special summer rates on local motor coach service and road trips through Sept. 15.
JUNG'S GOLDEN DRAGON RESTAURANT 4417 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 887-6081 or 887-6188Through July 31, take 50 percent off a second entre with a two-entre dinner order.
MIKIMOTO 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881Fill your plate with sushi for 99-cents per piece every day.
NARDO'S TRATTORIA 6078 Laurel St., 895-9441Get a three-course early-bird dinner featuring soup or salad, a choice of entre and dessert for $15 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. During happy hour from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, receive selected wines for half price, and domestic beer and martinis for $2.
VESPA NEW ORLEANS 901 Julia St., 595-6776A grand reopening celebration from July 13-20 includes special financing with no-interest deferred payments.
Zoe 333 Poydras St., W New Orleans, 525-9444Take part in Palate tasting event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the second-floor living room and for $10 sip wine and learn the difference between four varietals from a wine expert. Get a fifth full glass of wine for free.
AH-HA3129 Magazine St., 269-2442Buy one item at full price and get a second item at 25 percent off, a third item at 50 percent off, and a fourth item at 75 percent off. ALL ABOUT ME3256 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-6463All authentic Seven Jeans are 30 percent off, plus other selected merchandise is up to 50 percent off and selected shoes start at $9.99.
BALLIN'S LTD. 721 Dante St., 866-4367; 2917 Magazine St., 891-4502Take 50 to 75 percent off selected clothing, shoes and accessories storewide.
BASICS UNDERNEATH 5513 Magazine St., 894-1000; 12 St. Ann Drive, Suite 5, Mandeville, (985) 727-9521Selected lingerie is 25 to 50 percent off through Labor Day.
Diane's Boutique 3426 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-626-4820Selected groups of spring and summer linens, sizes up to 1x, are 50 percent off.
L'elephant 7712 Maple St.Receive a free $10 gift card for every $25 purchase during the month of July.
FAIRY 3634 Magazine St., 269-2033Many items throughout the store are 50 percent off regular prices.
FANCY 3955 Magazine St., 899-7060Select summer merchandise is 10 to 50 percent off.
FUNKY MONKEY 3127 Magazine St., 899-5587Stuff a large handle-bag with vintage overstocks for $5 on July 22. Plus, selected summer items are 30 percent off during July and August.
GOTCHA COVERED 4250 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, (985) 626-5074The White-Hot Summer Sale offers chic clothing, shoes and accessories at up to 50 percent off retail prices.
HEY GIRL! 3512 18th St., Metairie, 457-2492Take 10 percent off all items in the store.
KUNFLAMA 1920 Magazine St., 586-1606A selection of clothing, furniture and art is marked 20 to 50 percent off.
MASSEY'S PROFESSIONAL OUTFITTERS 3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-1144; 816 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 809-7544; Towne Center, Baton Rouge, (225) 246-7100Save up to 50 percent on selected sportswear from makers including Patagonia, North Face, Prana and others.
MISS CLAUDIA'S VINTAGE CLOTHING AND COSTUMES 4204 Magazine St., 897-6310Five will become your favorite number at this sale, where you'll find a fabulous $5 rack and sunglasses for $5 or 50 percent off.
ON THE OTHER HAND EXCLUSIVE RESALE BOUTIQUE 8204 Oak St., 861-0159Take up to 90 percent off thousands of items. The store stocks fashions from Chanel, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and others.
PRIMA DONNA'S CLOSET 1206 St. Charles Ave., 522-3327; 4409 Chastant St., Metirie, 885-3327These consignment shops are cleaning out their proverbial closets by placing everything in the stores on sale, with prices up to 75 percent off for the month of July.
THE RED CARPET 3425 Magazine St., 281-4610Take 20 percent off everything in the store, including evening wear, casual apparel and accessories.
RUBENSTEINS 102 St. Charles Ave., 581-6666Selected women's items are 50 to 65 percent off, and selected men's items are 25 to 40 percent off, plus you get complimentary valet parking on Canal Street.
SIMPLE ELEGANCE 712 Adams St., 861-4200Take 25 percent off any single regular-price item through July 30.
STYLE LAB FOR MEN 3641 Magazine St., 304-5072An end of season sale through July 31 features selected merchandise up to 50 percent off.
SWEET PEA 618 Chartres St., 523-4119; 802 Nashville Ave., 899-4044Find selected tops, dresses, shorts, denim, T-shirts and accessories at 30 to 60 percent off.
YVONNE LAFLEUR 8131 Hampson St., 866-9666A twice-a-year sale features one-of-a-kind items, beaded gowns for $199, wedding gowns for $499, formals for $99, 50 percent off mother's designer dresses, sportswear $29 to $99, dresses for $59 to $189, sunglasses for $19 and handbags for $49. The store is open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.
JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES
CLOCK AND WATCH SHOP 824 Gravier St., 525-3961Take advantage of a sale featuring 10 to 20 percent off Citizen watches.
FISHER & SONS 5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite 1, Metairie, 885-4956Enjoy discounted prices on a selection of jewelry items.
REYES OF LOVE INC. 701 David Drive, Suite H, Metairie, 818-2662Take 20 percent off all fine jewelry (except promotional items) and 10 percent off Circle E candles and La-Tee-Da effusion oil lamps.
SYMMETRY 8130 Hampson St., 861-9925A summer jewelry sale features discounts on selected gallery artists.
ELE SHOES AND ACCESSORIES 3316 Magazine St., 309-8674A summer shoe sale features selected shoes for $19, $29, $39 and $49, including styles from makers including Via Spiga, Beverly Feldman, Tyler, Calvin Klein and many others.
FEET FIRST 4119 Magazine St., 899-6800Follow your feet to the semi-annual clearance sale that features thousands of shoes and accessories, including top brands, marked 30 to 75 percent off.
JUANITA'S SHOES, HANDBAGS AND ACCESSORIES 721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-9511Find 20 percent off all shoes in the store, including evening styles, sandals, pumps, mules and comfort shoes. A clearance sale features selected styles for up to 75 percent off.
MAIZY A SHOE BOUTIQUE 2881 Hwy. 190, Village Shopping Center, Mandeville, (985) 674-7777Buy one regularly priced pair of shoes and get a second pair of equal or lesser value for half the regular price.
PIED NU 5521 Magazine St., 899-4118Selected clothing, shoes and home furnishings are 30 to 70 percent off through July.
Saint Germain Designer Shoes and Accessories 333 Canal St., Suite 208, The Shops at Canal Place, 522-1720Find savings of 30 to 50 percent off selected items at a special summer sale.
SHOE-NAMI 3102 Magazine St., 895-1717; 3319 Severn Ave., Metairie, 895-1717Buy one regularly priced pair of shoes or a handbag and get a second one for half the regular price.
GARDEN TRELLIS 8015 Maple St., 861-1953Find weekly summer specials on potted orchids, fresh-cut flowers, garden flowers and containers old and new. Metro-area delivery is available. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Garden/ Landscaping/ Outdoor Living
SWANSON'S "JUST ADD WATER: 14203 University Ave., Suite 3, Hammond, (985) 543-0703Take 15 percent off all merchandise, including garden decorations, pots, fountains, ponds, torches, chimes, bird houses, humming bird feeders and more. Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
SWANSON'S STONE YARD 3944 Peters Road, Harvey, 367-2339Find great prices on a large assortment of river rock, flagstone, moss rock, colored rock, rare red rock and others. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, call for weekday hours.
TREE MEDICS INC. 500 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 488-9115 or 889-7918Through Labor Day, take advantage of a post-Katrina tree evaluation and receive an evaluation of the first tree free, others for $50 each through Labor Day.
BELLANOCHE 3632 Magazine St., 891-6483Starting July 17, Bellanoche's Fifth Anniversary Sale features 10 to 40 percent off linens, sleepwear, furniture and flooring.
BONNEVAL'S DISCOUNT APPLIANCES 3207 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-0374Find discounts on new appliances that are still in the box, scratched and dented items and all major appliances. Rebuilt appliances start at $150.
FABRIXX INC. 755 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 831-1118The Annual Remnant Riot sale from Aug. 3 to Aug. 12 features every item in the store on sale at 30 percent off.
GORDON'S OF METAIRIE 725 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 837-9416Purchase any vanity sink from the largest selection in the state through July 31, and receive $100 off singles and $200 off doubles when you bring in this listing.
HUGH MARTIN HOME 4222A Magazine St., 899-1882Take 20 to 50 percent off selected lighting, and browse through a new shipment of New Orleans candles.
INTERIOR DESIGNS INC. 3814 Magazine St., 895-5110Selected floor samples are up to 50 percent off, including upholstery, lighting, tables, accessories and more.
Just Mattresses 3001 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 887-2034All Simmons Beautyrest mattresses are 10 percent off through Labor Day. ComforPedic All-Foam mattresses with Visco are 15 percent off. The mattresses are in stock for immediate pick up or same-day delivery.
MAXIMILIAN'S INTERNATIONAL SHOWROOMS 8600 Oak St., 895-1115Find great prices every day on the area's largest selection of rugs in programmed designs, available in dozens of sizes.
NOLA RUGS 3944 Magazine St., 891-3304The shop is liquidating its dhurry and needlepoint collections and has reduced prices by 40 to 70 percent. Other selected rugs are on sale for up to 50 percent off.
STUDIO BFG 4513 Magazine St., 891-8785Knoll Studio furnishings are 20 percent off through Labor Day.
TALEBLOO ORIENTAL RUGS & ANTIQUE GALLERY 2015 Magazine St., 581-9700Browse through items in a new shipment in the store, and fine more than 800 Persian rugs and carpets at great prices.
YOU'RE INVITED 7815 Maple St., 324-6842Take 10 percent off selected items throughout the store, and take $10 off each additional friend's enrollment fee in any class offered. For class schedule, visit www.youreinvitedinc.com or call the shop.
- Stock up on breezy summer linen like this pink embroidered skirt by Kathleen Sommers, 50 to 60 percent off, at Diane's Boutique (3426 Hwy 190, Mandeville, 985-626-4820).
- Select purses, like this pink and white leather Taylor bag, are half off at The Villa (1281 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-626-9797), while select clothing is 10 to 75 percent off.
- If you're looking to accessorize, buy two purses and get a wallet free at Hey Girl! (3512 18th St., Metairie, 457-2492), while enjoying 50 percent off select items like a black sequined Yogo tank.
- A red-and-brown striped tube dress by Necessary Objects is marked down to $34.99 at All About Me (3256 Severn Avenue, Metairie, 888-6463), where dresses, skirts and shorts are 30 to 50 percent off.
- A stunning, multi-strand turquoise necklace is among the jewelry and accessories available for half price at Renaissance & Romance (1827 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 737-7630).
- An empire-waist embroidered dress by Fresh Karma is reduced from $138 to $34.50 at Ah-Ha (3129 Magazine Street, 261-2442), where selected dresses are 75 percent off.
- Having cute shoes for every summer ensemble is easy when they're buy-one-get-one-free, like this $16 pair of pink platform sandals by Gen E. Ration, at Shoe-Nami (3102 Magazine St., 895-1717).
- A hand-painted Victorian pitcher and drinking glass set is on sale for $150 (it originally was $250) at La Belle Nouvelle Orleans (2112 Magazine St., 581-3733), where selected merchandise is up to 40 percent off.
- A yellow silk Anna B. hooded jacket and a white leather belt by BGN are among the spring and summer merchandise marked down 50 to 75 percent storewide at Ballin's Ltd. (721 Dante St., 866-4367; www.ballinsltd.com).
- All fleur de lis jewelry, from pendant necklaces to chain- link bracelets, are 50 percent off at Sterling Silvia (41 French Market Place, 299-9225).
- Find elegant accent pieces like this glass spiral vase for half off at Judy at the Rink (2727 Prytania St., The Rink, 891-7018).