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Best Buys & Bargains

Where to get the most for your money

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It's the time of year when adjectives such as "hot" and "sizzling" are rather dubious reminders of how high the mercury rises here during the summer. When it comes to Gambit Weekly's annual Best Buys & Bargains issue, however, those words take on a different meaning: huge sales and unbelievable bargains that you can get in air-conditioned comfort at some of the city's best businesses. So don't sweat the rising temperatures outside, cool down with some hot bargains on cool products, services, food and entertainment.

AROUND TOWN

Electric Ladyland Tattoo

8106 Earhart Expwy., 866-3859

Take 20 percent off the price of all jewelry through Aug. 31.

Green Parrot Nursery

4920 Tchoupitoulas St., 894-1100

Mention Gambit Weekly and receive 10 percent off your purchase of $50 or more.

Hopkins Blvd. Imports

8300 Earhart Expwy., Suite 100, 864-0277

Entire stock of hand-carved mahogany furniture is 50 percent off. Also receive up to 50 percent off furniture from India and 40 percent off bronze urns, fountains and statuettes.

Paris Parker Salons and Spas

1400 Annunciation St., The Saulet, 528-1962; 888-990-2468 www.parisparker.com

Purchase three sessions of the following spa services and receive a 15 percent discount: the 60-minute Elemental Nature Massage, 60-minute Elemental Nature Facial, signature manicure or pedicure, spa manicure or pedicure, brow shaping, lip wax or bikini wax.

The Plant Gallery

9401 Airline Hwy., 488-8887

Receive 15 percent off floral orders of $40 or more through Aug. 31.

Royal Window Coverings & Home Improvements

By appointment, 899-5556

Free top down/bottom up on Parasol Cellular shades and Hunter Douglas pleated shades. Free louver mover on Woodland Harvest or Marquis custom shutters. Plus, special introductory price on roll-down hurricane shutters.

Ted's University Frostop

6303 S. Claiborne Ave., 861-3615

Receive free French fries with a po-boy purchase after 4 p.m. now through Labor Day.

Wolfe's of New Orleans

7224 Pontchartrain Blvd., 284-6004

Summertime specials include $1 Ketel One martinis for lunch; early bird specials from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and a free bottle of wine for tables of four or more diners.

CARROLLTON AVENUE

Cream of the Frock

2137 S. Carrollton Ave., 865-1665

Christmas in July sale on a wide range of apparel: buy one item at regular price, get another of equal or lesser value for half price (some items excluded), through July 31.

China Orchids Restaurant

702-704 S. Carrollton Ave., 865-1428

Receive a free crab rangoon appetizer ($4.25 value) free with the purchase of two or more entrees.

The Retreat Salon & Day Spa

575 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-7724

Receive $100 off permanent makeup procedures and free consultation.

CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT

Days of Wine and Roses Florist

750 Carondelet St., 524-9986

Get 10 stems of gladiolus and mixed bouquets for $10 (cash and carry). Mention this listing and get a dozen long-stem red roses for $40, through Sept. 30.

Howlin' Wolf

828 S. Peters St., 529-5844

No cover on Wednesdays in July, plus no cover and $2 drink specials every Tuesday.

New Orleans Hornets

1501 Girod St., 525-HOOP

Hornets tickets are now on sale. Get the best seats at the best prices by reserving your 2003-04 Hornets season tickets today with only a $250 deposit per seat. Season tickets start at $795 (save as much as $15 per game). Plus, as a season ticket holder, you'll get playoff priority, exclusive gifts and exclusive invitations to Hornets events with players and new Head Coach Tim Floyd.

Salon Du Beau Monde

612 Julia St., 568-0050

Receive a complimentary sun hair-care treatment by Kerastase and a large red beach towel with the purchase of a customized three-step home program. Offer available through Sept. 1.

The Watch & Clock Shop

824 Gravier St., 525-3961 or 523-0061

Mantle clocks are up to 30 percent off and Seiko watches and other select items are up to 50 percent off.

FRENCH QUARTER

American Aquatic Gardens and Gifts

621 Elysian Fields Ave., 944-0410

Take 25 percent off a huge selection of imported Chinese pottery -- all summer long.

Bacco

310 Chartres St., 522-2426

Choose from a half dozen $10 dinner entrees every night through August, with selections changing weekly.

Bayona

430 Dauphine St., 525-4455

Get 13-cent martinis with the purchase of a lunch. The $13 lunch special includes any entrée with soup or a house salad.

Bayou Bicycle

3534 Toulouse St., 488-1946

Discounted prices on select racing bicycles from Giant and Specialized.

The Downtown Fitness Centers

333 Canal St., The Shops at Canal Place, third floor, 525-2956 or 569-9985

Take advantage of the 100 Days of Summer Promotion: three months of membership for $169, plus no contracts or joining fees. Ends Sept. 1.

Dress to Kill

207 Dauphine St., 558-9111

Selected junior tops and pants are one-half off through Aug. 10.

Dress to Kill Collections

217 Dauphine St., 523-7778

Up to one-half off designer labels, including Laundry, Mannequines, Donna Karan, William B. and Elie Tahari, through Aug. 10.

Eclipse Hair & Body Studio

536 Bienville St., 522-3318

Receive 15 percent off spa services (excluding waxing) Monday through Thursday, including facials, massage, pedicures, hair cut and color services, body wraps and aromatherapy.

Electric Ladyland Tattoo

610 Frenchmen St., 947-8286

Take 20 percent off the price of all jewelry through Aug. 31.

Feet First

518 Chartres St., 566-7525

Semi-annual clearance sale features 20 percent to 50 percent off a large group of shoes, handbags and accessories, plus great values on new fall arrivals.

Frock Candy

520 St. Phillip St., 566-1133; 830 Royal St., 566-9222

Awesome clearance sale features selected summer fashions for $15 or less.

Hove

824 Royal St., 525-7827

Christmas in July sale features 15 percent off antique items, three soaps for $17, powders for $15 and $20, two 4-oz. splashes for $54 to $59, and two 2-oz. atomizers for $44 to $54.

Importicos

736 Royal St., 523-3100

Importicos loves locals -- and they'll always get 10 percent off their purchases. Plus, through Sept. 30, get up to 50 percent off selected handicrafts, jewelry and textiles.

Maison Dupuy Hotel

1001 Toulouse St., 586-8000

Mention you saw this listing in Gambit Weekly, and receive special rate of $89 per night (excluding Labor Day weekend).

Marigny Brasserie

640 Frenchmen St., 945-4472

Now open for lunch and featuring $2 wines with your midday meal. Plus two-for-one drink specials during happy hour 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

New Orleans Athletic Club

222 N. Rampart St., 525-2375

Shape up this summer with two months free dues.

Paris Parker Salons and Spas

333 Canal St., Canal Place, 568-1124; 888-990-2468 www.parisparker.com

Purchase three sessions of the following spa services and receive a 15 percent discount: the 60-minute Elemental Nature Massage, 60-minute Elemental Nature Facial, signature manicure or pedicure, spa manicure or pedicure, brow shaping, lip wax or bikini wax.

Red Lantern

1133 Decatur St., 561-1017

Back-to-school sale through Aug. 31 features 10 percent off with Louisiana high school or college ID. Summer sale features 20 percent to 60 percent off selected items, including Ben Sherman, Gola, Plenty, To the Max and Free People.

Rouge Beauty Boutique

539 Dumaine St., 525-8686

Receive a complimentary Geisha French-milled soap with the purchase of the new Geisha fragrance collection by Aroma M, through Aug. 1.

Ruby Ann Bertram-Harker

304 Chartres St., 525-1050

Yellow Dot Sale features 50 percent off selected merchandise.

Saint Germain

333 Canal St., The Shops at Canal Place, Suite 208, 522-1720

Spring and summer sale features 30 percent to 60 percent off selected shoes, leather wear, kamel bags and jewelry.

Salon Diversions

831 Chartres St., 299-0040

Take 10 percent off any Aveda makeup purchase or 10 percent off any Aveda products purchase over $100 through Labor Day.

JEFFERSON/ HARAHAN

Alonso's Grappa House

587 Central Ave., Jefferson, 788-2796

Take advantage of dinner specials served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, such as steak specials and complimentary wine on Wednesday, Italian specials on Thursday, seafood specials on Friday and "beer bucket" and oyster specials on Saturday. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Daiquiri Express

1820 Dickory Ave., Harahan, 734-0047

Enjoy happy hour specials from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, including $5 large, 32-oz. daiquiris on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and $16 gallons all day Sunday.

Factory Tile & Stone Depot

5606 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 733-4466

Ceramic tile is 49 cents a square foot for 6-by-6; 45 cents a square foot for 8-by-8; and 89 cents a square foot for 12-by-12 and 16-by-16.

Reginelli's Pizzeria

5608 Citrus Blvd., Jefferson, 818-0111

Pitchers of Abita and Bud Light beer for $2 Monday and Tuesday with the purchase of a dine-in meal.

Rio Vista Cleaners

2309 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 833-8532

Receive 20 percent off any dry-cleaning order during August.

KENNER

Humbug/ Brides by Liz

2707 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 469-3339

Take this listing into the store and get 20 percent to 50 percent off the entire stock of bridal, dancewear, formals and costumes.

Le Parvenu Restaurant

509 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 471-0534

The summer Early Dinner Special offers a three-course meal for $18.75 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

LAKEVIEW/ LAKEFRONT

Deborah E. Lesem DDS

100 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 282-7700

New patients receive 50 percent off bleaching services with cleaning and an exam. Existing patients receive 50 percent off bleach refills.

Dino's Lakeview

339 W. Harrison Ave., 484-6460

Get a 10-piece box of fried chicken (dark meat) for $5.99, a half a po-boy and cup of gumbo for $4.99, or two medium cheese pizzas for $9.99, through Aug. 30. Plus, register at the restaurant for four free Zephyrs tickets.

La Doux Boutique

207 W. Harrison Ave., 482-1535

Three-for-two summer sale: find three items and the least expensive one is free. All sale merchandise already discounted 25 percent to 50 percent.

PJ's

1532 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 283-6686

Get a free bagel with a large beverage purchase; take 10 percent off your purchase from 8 p.m. to closing.

Reginelli's Pizzeria

874 Harrison Ave., 488-0133

Pitchers of Abita and Bud Light beer for $2 Monday and Tuesday with the purchase of a dine-in meal.

Sadie's

607 Harrison Ave., 488-4339

Storewide savings of up to 75 percent off throughout July.

W. Ken Morgan DDS

234 W. Harrison Ave., 486-0677

Complimentary teeth bleaching system (a $300 value) for new patients with a cleaning, exam and full series of X-rays.

MAGAZINE STREET

Ah-ha

3119 Magazine St., 269-2442

Moving sale features up to 75 percent off summer merchandise.

Azby's

5531 Magazine St., 895-1311

Stock up on spring and summer fashion apparel at special sale prices: cocktail dresses for $100, sportswear 25 percent off the original price, and shoes up to 75 percent off.

Bella Nola

4838 Magazine St., 897-9499

Beautiful hand-painted stone plaques and crosses from $14 to $26 -- great for gifts or your own décor.

Bockman Design

4513 Magazine St., 891-8785

Receive 20 percent off LuLu DK fabrics through Labor Day.

Cameron Jones for Your Home

2127 Magazine St., 524-3119

Special savings on one-of-a-kind items, including tables, desks, chairs and barstools -- many still in their original factory cartons.

Fairy

3634 Magazine St., 269-2033

Up to 50 percent off selected summer merchandise.

Frock Candy

3336 Magazine St., 891-9230

Awesome clearance sale features selected summer fashions for $15 or less.

Feet First

4119 Magazine St., 899-6800

Semi-annual clearance sale features 20 percent to 50 percent off a large group of shoes, handbags and accessories, plus great values on new fall arrivals.

Funky Monkey

3127 Magazine St., 899-5587

Selected merchandise is 50 percent to 80 percent off through July.

House of Lounge

2044 Magazine St., 671-8300

The Summer Finale Sale from July 25 through Aug. 31 features up to 80 percent off selected merchandise. Also log on to houseoflounge.com for an online sale.

Il Negozio

3607 Magazine St., 269-0130

Save 40 percent to 50 percent off most spring and summer merchandise.

Interior Designs II

3814 Magazine St., 895-5110

Vintage glass lamps are 30 percent off, and select rugs, furniture, pillows and accessories are 30 percent to 75 percent off.

Julie Neill Designs

3908 Magazine St., 899-4201

All baby items are 40 percent off, and selected jewelry designs are 20 percent to 50 percent off through Aug. 31 (custom orders excluded).

Ladybug & Chocolate

6107 Magazine St., 899-8120

Get 25 percent to 50 percent off selected items from Crabtree & Evelyn bath products as well as other selected hair-care products and fashion accessories.

Latitudes

3701 Magazine St., 895-9880

Take 50 percent off selected furniture and home decorating accessories.

Little Laughter

5530 Magazine St., 897-4880

All shoes and clothing (for newborns through size 10) are on sale to make room for next season's new arrivals. Plus, mention this listing and receive a 20 percent discount card good on new fall and winter fashions that will be in the store in September and October.

Mackie Shilstone's GNC

2901 Magazine St., 897-1030

Save $5 off the purchase or renewal of a GNC Gold Card.

Magazine Mattress & Bed

3446 Magazine St., 899-4615

Take 15 percent to 30 percent off mirrors, prints and frames through July.

Motif and Art for the Soul

5206 Magazine St., 895-7685

Get mattresses for half price and receive 30 percent off all hand-made pottery.

Ms. Claudia's Vintage Clothing and Costume

4204 Magazine St., 897-6310

Take 15 percent off vintage summer dresses and men's shirts.

Nirvana Indian Cuisine

4308 Magazine St., 894-9797

Enjoy a lunch buffet for $6.95 all year long.

Objets Trouves

3713 Magazine St., 897-5066

Find prices of 20 percent to 50 percent off selected items throughout the store through July and August.

Poet's Custom Framing and Gallery

3113 Magazine St., 899-4100

Mirror sale through Aug. 31 includes framed mirrors in all shapes and sizes, plus 15 percent off custom mirrors.

Pret-A-Porter

4866 Magazine St., 899-5905

Take 30 percent to 50 percent off spring and summer fashions.

Rocks Off RPM

4739 Magazine St., 895-9513

Selected tank tops, baby dolls, kid's tees and summer dresses are 50 percent to 60 percent off. Plus, buy one get one-half off the second pair on selected summer shoes.

Ruby Ann Bertram-Harker

3005 Magazine St., 897-0811

Yellow Dot Sale features 50 percent off selected merchandise.

Salvador Joseph's Salon

5918 Magazine St., Suite A, 895-5505

Summer specials include $20 cuts for men and $100 highlights and cut for women on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Turncoats

1926 Magazine St., 299-9004

Bring in this issue of Gambit Weekly and receive 25 percent off any new threads, including brands such as Ben Ryan, K.A. Kitties, Spiked Punch, Third Rail and others (excludes art, vintage, second-hand and reconstructed clothes).

Uptown Eyecare

3640 Magazine St., 899-3937

Up to 50 percent off selected eyewear from makers such as Giorgio, Armani, Calvin Klein, Coach and Gucci.

Weinstein's

4011 Magazine St., 895-6278

Take 50 percent to 75 percent off spring and summer merchandise.

Whole Foods Market

5600 Magazine St., 899-9119

Whole Foods purchases certified organic products in large quantities and passes the savings on to customers. Its 365 Organic line provides all the benefits of organic foods at value prices.

METAIRIE

A-Head of the Times

3399 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 780-7976

Receive six microdermabrasion treatments for $325, plus during August, take 15 percent off all Rusk products. Summer walk-in haircut prices are $22 for women, $16 for men.

All the Best

3216 W. Esplanade Ave. N., Metairie, 835-1499

Summer sale and clearance to make way for new merchandise include up to 50 percent off selected items through Aug. 30.

Andrea's Restaurant

3100 19th St., Metairie, 834-8583

Now through December, buy gift certificates for the holiday season and receive 25 percent off. (Buy a $100 gift certificate for $75.) Also, for a limited time this summer, visit the restaurant during Family Night on Tuesday and Wednesday and receive one entrée that can feed two people.

Anselmo's Restaurant

3401 N. Hullen St., Metairie, 889-1212

Take advantage of the summer bottle of wine special: each week one type of red wine and one type of white wine will be available by the bottle for half price.

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 214, Metairie, 455-8248

A summer special for students features two dance lessons for $25, through Labor Day.

Bella Dia

4949 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 415-7835

All "Red Tag" merchandise is 20 percent to 25 percent off through Aug. 15, including items from makers such as Max Studio, Jade and Vasvari.

Causeway Animal Hospital

1315 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 828-2700

Receive $10 off any service through Aug. 1.

Cousins Restaurant

3808 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 780-7804

Mention this listing and receive 10 percent off any dinner.

The DBD Lounge

4450 Wabash Ave., Metairie, 885-2426

Sip $3 martinis and wine all night on Thursday. On Friday, happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. includes drink specials and food.

Dentistry for Families, Robert A. Camenzuli DDS

700 Papworth Ave., Suite 201, Metairie, 838-9779

New patients receive 50 percent off your first visit, includes comprehensive exam, full-mouth X-rays and teeth cleaning (a $200 value), through Aug. 30.

Fabrixx

755 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 831-1118

Remnant Riot Sale Aug. 14-23 includes 20 percent off all trim, pillows and hardware; 10 percent to 50 percent off all fabric; and remnants $2 and up.

Fisher & Sons Jewelers

5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 885-4956

Receive a 15 percent discount on Seiko watches in stock, and check out the new selection of jewelry creations from the Las Vegas Jewelry Show.

The Fitness Connection

4426 Trenton St., Metairie, 885-7855

Get one month free with purchase of gym membership, plus 25 percent off personal training fees with membership. Also featuring Fantasy Tan airbrush sunless tanning application for $40 for members ($50 for non-members).

Galerie Severn

3501 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-5361

Take 20 percent off selected signed and numbered, limited-edition prints.

Golden Dragon Restaurant

4417 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 887-6081

Free crab rangoon appetizer (a $4.50 value) with purchase of two or more entrees.

Guastella Institute of Permanent and Corrective Cosmetics

4204 Teuton St., second floor, Metairie, 780-8007

All Obagi products are 15 percent off through Labor Day.

Hans Luetkemeier & Son Inc.

3246 Severn Ave., Metairie, 454-1170

Visit the store in August and take advantage of a special 20 percent off sale on silver replating.

John's Tuxedos Inc.

3200 Houma Blvd., 455-5353

Enjoy the "Service Industry Special" of 10 percent off any purchases through Aug. 31.

Just For A Day

4312 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-5711

Storewide inventory clearance sale features 30 percent to 90 percent off regular prices, through July 31.

Ladies Shoes Only

3535 Severn Ave., Suite C, 887-5250

Designer shoes at low prices always. Plus, prices drop daily; shop on Monday for the best selection.

Linda Lee Bridal

3829 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-1894

Receive 15 percent off or a free veil with special-order bridal gowns.

Mackie Shilstone's GNC

8847 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 463-0080

Save $5 off the purchase or renewal of a GNC Gold Card.

Massey's Outfitters

3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-1144

Storewide summer clearance sale: up to 50 percent off essentials for climbing, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking and adventure travel as well as roof racks, sportswear, boots, sandals and luggage.

New To You Designer Consignment

2311 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 838-0029

Take an additional 30 percent to 50 percent off clearance merchandise. New markdowns are made daily.

Paris Parker Salons and Spas

3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 846-5256; 888-990-2468 www.parisparker.com

Purchase three sessions of the following spa services and receive a 15 percent discount: the 60-minute Elemental Nature Massage, 60-minute Elemental Nature Facial, signature manicure or pedicure, spa manicure or pedicure, brow shaping, lip wax or bikini wax.

Prima Donna's Closet

4409 Chastant St., Metairie, 885-3327

Up to 75 percent off all summer fashions.

Professional Weight Loss Clinic

4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., No. 14, Metairie, 885-2532

Visit Professional Weight Loss Clinic's newest location in Metairie and receive $10 off the cost of your visit.

Renaissance Interiors

3815 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 454-3320

Situated behind the large Kinko's on Veterans, Renaissance offers fine home furnishings on consignment at 50 percent to 90 percent off retail prices.

Russell's Cleaning Services Inc.

3704 Robertson St., Metairie, 832-1546

Be sure to check out Russell's Annual Rug Sale from 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 4, when unclaimed rugs will be sold for the cleaning charges.

Saia's Beef Room

2624 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 835-8555

Early evening special from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday includes a full, three-course dinner for $17.95.

Second Glance Resale Shoppe

5050 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite H, Metairie, 887-6070

Christmas in July sale features 50 percent off most Christmas items, red or green clothing, ladies' dresses, formals, accessories and other items, through July 31. Receive 50 percent off summer clothing through Labor Day.

Shoe-Nami

3319 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-0805

Mention this listing and receive 10 percent off any purchase through Aug. 31.

Suzette's

3209 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, 888-7722

All black dresses -- short or long -- 20 percent off through Aug. 30 if you mention this listing.

T-Mobile Causeway

3131 N. I-10 Service Road E, Metairie, 846-2100

Get a free phone with a one-year service agreement. Plus check out our special Get More rate plans. Receive 3,000 regional anytime minutes for $49.99 or 1,000 national minutes for $39.99.

Total Woman

3964 Magazine St., 891-3964

Receive up to 50 percent off all spring merchandise.

Town & Country Travel Inc.

723 Aurora Ave., Metairie, 838-8702

Receive $50 off the cost of any seven-night cruise for two. Must book by Aug. 31 to receive discount.

Travel Central & World Coffee

3221 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 834-7000; www.travelcentralvacations.com

Mention Gambit Weekly and receive a free small cup of brewed coffee at World Coffee.

W. Ken Morgan DDS

3100 Kingman St., Suite 100, Metairie, 780-7006

Complimentary teeth bleaching system (a $300 value) for new patients with a cleaning, exam and full series of X-rays.

MID-CITY

360 Trading Boutique

3143 Ponce De Leon Ave., 944-9360

Hot fashions at cool prices with significant savings on selected items storewide, including women's and children's clothing.

Cafe Degas

3127 Esplanade Ave., 945-5635

Buy one appetizer or entree and get one free (up to a $15 value). Not to be used with any other special offer.

Glen "Whitey" Whitehurst's Extra Innings

440 S. St. Patrick St., 482-9116

Enjoy $1.25 longnecks from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and Ladies Night specials 10 p.m. to midnight Friday.

Loubat Equipment Co.

4141 Bienville St., 482-2554

All chafers are discounted an extra 10 percent through Sept. 1.

Mattix Cabinet Works Inc.

415 N. Solomon St., 486-7218

Customers will get $250 off the purchase of countertops with a minimum $2,500 cabinet purchase.

Salon Valenti

3443 Esplanade Ave., 827-1117

Get a free haircut and a bottle of shampoo with the purchase of full highlights. All Redken products in stock are 20 percent off through Labor Day.

Vespa New Orleans

3540 Toulouse St., 483-6776

Receive $350 off all Motto Guzzi motorcycles in stock through July 31. Also, buy the Retro Stella Scooter (150cc) with a steel body, for only $2,699.

Whole Foods Market

3135 Esplanade Ave., 943-1626

Whole Foods purchases certified organic products in large quantities and passes the savings on to customers. Its 365 Organic line provides all the benefits of organic foods at value prices.

NORTHSHORE

Acquistapace's Covington Super Market

125 E. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 893-7554

Great wine specials daily as well as a super selection always.

Arabella Fine Gifts

3902 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, (985) 727-9787

Hurry to the great summer sale featuring 10 percent to 25 percent off everything in the store through July 26.

Ballin's Ltd.

806 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 892-0025

Spring and summer merchandise is marked 30 percent to 70 percent off, including sportswear, cocktail and evening apparel as well as accessories and shoes. Come in before July 28 and get an extra 15 percent off with this listing.

Boudreaux's Jewelers

4550 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, (985) 845-7770

Receive 30 percent off all diamond-stud earrings. Offer ends Sept. 1.

Cappita Italian Bistro

2891 Hwy. 190, Suite D, Mandeville, (985) 626-5752

Magnifico Mondays features lunch menu and lunch prices featured all day. Dinner Before Dusk includes three courses for $13.95 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Also, ask about "Dinner and A Cruise" specials that are now available.

Eros

3904 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, (985) 727-0034

Find 20 percent to 75 percent off selected merchandise throughout July.

Fabrixx

51 Park Place Drive, Covington, (985) 809-1110

Remnant Riot Sale Aug. 14-23 includes 20 percent off all trim, pillows and hardware; 10 percent to 50 percent off all fabric; and remnants $2 and up.

Ladies Shoes Only

3505 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-5802

Designer shoes at low prices always. Plus, prices drop daily; shop on Monday for the best selection.

Mackie Shilstone's GNC

2 St. Ann Place, Mandeville, (985) 674-2535

Save $5 off the purchase or renewal of a GNC Gold Card.

Massey's Outfitters

816 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 809-7544

Storewide summer clearance sale includes up to 50 percent off essentials for climbing, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking and adventure travel as well as roof racks, sportswear, boots, sandals and luggage.

Paris Parker Salons and Spas

4900 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, 985-945-4404; 888-990-2468 www.parisparker.com

Purchase three sessions of the following spa services and receive a 15 percent discount: the 60-minute Elemental Nature Massage, 60-minute Elemental Nature Facial, signature manicure or pedicure, spa manicure or pedicure, brow shaping, lip wax or bikini wax.

Total Woman

736 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 892-9460

Receive up to 50 percent off all spring merchandise.

OLD METAIRIE

Bellini Boutique

474 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-2021

Summer special features 15 percent off selected items.

Bliss Day Spa & Shop

200 Metairie Road, Metairie, 828-1997

Take 10 percent off all skin-care products, including Murad, Dermaware, Dr. Mary Lupo and Repechage.

Boudreaux's Jewelers

701 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-2602

Receive 30 percent off all diamond-stud earrings. Offer ends Sept. 1.

Brooks & Co.

115 Metairie Road, Metairie, 834-1146

New clients receive 20 percent off highlights and color services.

By Invitation Only

3333 Metairie Road, 833-3373

Receive a free gift with a wedding or bridal shower invitation order, through September.

Clothes Minded

115A Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-9798

Special Red Dot sale of 60 percent and more off selected items. Also, look for Clothes Minded's third annual sidewalk sale in August.

The Garden Gate

2918 Metairie Road, Metairie, 833-6699

In celebration of its third anniversary, customers will find super summer sale prices on selected items July 25 through Aug. 5.

Grow With Us Florist and Produce Market

143 Metairie Heights, Metairie, 837-9449

Buy one orchid plant, get another one free, through Sept. 1.

Interiors & Extras

324 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-9902

Up to 40 percent off selected items in a silk tree and floral sale.

Judith B's

2700C Metairie Road, Metairie, 838-7166

Summer sale features 25 percent to 50 percent off clothing and accessories.

Kohlert Winters Antiques

1537 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-4514

Up to 20 percent off selected European antique furniture.

MGM Hair Designers

3190 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-9641

Enjoy MGM's summer special of 20 percent off highlights.

Mackie Shilstone's GNC

701 Metairie Road, Metairie, 834-2811

Save $5 off the purchase or renewal of a GNC Gold Card.

Mirabella

115 Metairie Road, Metairie, 828-3888

Sidewalk Sale features shoes starting at $20, including summer merchandise from Charles David, Donald Pliner, Yellow Box, Reef, Dr. Scholl's and Rocket Dog.

Sun Bodies Tanning Salon

1505 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-5588

Get one month of tanning services for $39 (valid through Sept. 30), and 20 percent to 35 percent off selected California Tan, Swedish Beauty, Australian Gold and John Abate products, through Sept. 30.

Wags, Wings & Whiskers

3228 Metairie Road, Metairie, 840-9934

Get 20 percent off Timmy Woods purses, 10 percent to 25 percent off selected gift items, and 10 percent off jewelry and purses until July 31.

RIVERBEND

Ballin's Ltd.

721 Dante St., 866-4367

Spring and summer merchandise is marked 30 percent to 70 percent off, including sportswear, cocktail and evening apparel as well as accessories and shoes. Come in before July 28 and get an extra 15 percent off with this listing.

On the Other Hand Exclusive Resale Boutique

8126 Hampson St., 861-0159

Unbelievable discounts of up to 90 percent off certain items. Plus, show your political correctness (and economic intelligence): instead of purchasing designer goods direct from the French, buy them here at a fraction of the original cost.

Vanda

8120 Hampson St., 314-6377

Through July 31, get up to 50 percent off selected items such as hand-woven cotton wrap skirts, handmade purses, hand-crocheted swimwear and silk chiffon scraps.

Yvonne LaFleur

8131 Hampson St., 866-9666

Great clearance prices on selected items, including Rush dresses $99, formals $99 to $199, separates $19 to $59, and handbags $59 to $99.

UPTOWN

Bagatelle

200 Broadway St., Suite 115, Uptown Square, 861-3341

Pre-moving bargains include a summer linen clearance of up to 50 percent off through July 31.

Commander's Palace

1403 Washington Ave., 899-8221

Enjoy the "Take a $5 Flight" promotion during Dinner Sunday through Thursday until the end of August. It gives diners three 2-oz. glasses of some of Robert Mondavi's finest wines from around the world for $5, with wine selections changing each week.

Cuttin' Loose

7712 Maple St., 866-3110

Complimentary hair cut with color or highlight services during July, August and September.

Earth & Fire Studio

724 Adams St., 866-1433

Free bag of clay when you enroll in pottery classes.

Eve's Market

4601 Freret St., 891-4015

Because it's too hot to cook, Eve's is offering Salad Day Specials: deeply discounted prices on extra-virgin olive oils from Italy, Greece, Spain & Portugal as well as red and white balsamic and wine vinegars. Shoppers also will find sales on black, green and herbal teas and "teasanes" from around the world, $3.99 for a box of 20 teabags. To help with your well being (and social skills) get new Jason's "Quickies" breath drops for 99 cents in eight formulas such as Rehab for garlic, smoke and wine, Burp Busters for upset stomachs and more. Also receive $1 to $3.50 off Bluebonnet Multi-One vitamin-mineral capsules.

Gae-tana's Maple Street Clothing

7732 Maple St., 865-9625

Summer sale includes savings on selected clothing, shoes, accessories and gifts.

Gautreau's Restaurant

1728 Soniat St., 899-7397

Yummy summer special features your choice of any three appetizers and a glass of wine for $20 (plus tax, of course) any night.

Halpern's Leather ­ Home Office ­ Rugs

1532 St. Charles Ave., 304-0039

Anniversary sale featuring 10 percent to 50 percent off everything in the store, through July 31.

Halpern's Home Furnishings Store

1600 Prytania St., 566-1707

Visit the anniversary sale and get 10 percent to 50 percent off everything in the store until July 31.

PJ's

7624 Maple St., 866-7031

Get a free bagel with a large beverage purchase; take 10 percent off your purchase from 8 p.m. to closing.

Paris Parker Salons and Spas

4900 Prytania St., 891-8874; (888) 990-2468 www.parisparker.com

Purchase three sessions of the following spa services and receive a 15 percent discount: the 60-minute Elemental Nature Massage, 60-minute Elemental Nature Facial, signature manicure or pedicure, spa manicure or pedicure, brow shaping, lip wax or bikini wax.

Prima Donna's Closet

1206 St. Charles Ave., 522-3327; 1218 St. Charles Ave., 525-3327

Up to 75 percent off all summer fashions.

Reginelli's Pizzeria

741 State St., 899-1414

Pitchers of Abita and Bud Light beer for $2 Monday and Tuesday with the purchase of a dine-in meal.

Tart's Parlour

8339 Oak St., 314-8344

Summer sale includes 20 percent off all clothes and shoes, including Vands, Puma, Merc, Fred Perry and E.C. Star. Also find 30 percent to 50 percent off selected merchandise, plus a $10 sales rack.

Uptown Angler

2233 St. Charles Ave., 529-3597

Book a session of Introduction to Fly Fishing School before Aug. 30 and get $25 off the regular price. Also get $50 off professionally guided fly-fishing and light-tackle charters (based on availability).

Vaquero's

3943 Prytania St., 891-6441

Enjoy $2 margaritas and $2 drafts all night Tuesday through Thursday.

Vera Cruz

7537 Maple St., 866-1736

Monday nights feature two-for-one specials on domestic beers and selected imports. On Wednesdays, get $2 martinis, $2 well brands and $4 call brands, plus two-for one Chardonnay and Merlot. Come in on Tuesdays and Thursdays for two-for-one margaritas and pitchers of margaritas.

WEST BANK

Ambiance Gallery

5224 Taravella Road, Marrero, 328-2849

Free Elkay filtered water cooler with qualified orders of Medallin cabinetry placed between July 21 and Aug. 4.

Pho Tau Bay

113C Westbank Expressway, Gretna, 368-9846

Great prices every day on delicious Vietnamese foods.

ELSEWHERE

The Royal Standard

16016 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, (225) 751-0009

Huge tent sale with up to 75 percent off antiques, interiors, art, mirrors, fabric and gifts Aug. 9 through Aug. 16.

Knock on wood -- Capitalize on sale prices up to 50 percent off on selected mahogany and other furniture items, such as this 12-panel painted cabinet from India, $349.99, from Hopkins Blvd. Imports (8300 Earhart Blvd., Suite 100, 864-0277). -
  • Knock on wood -- Capitalize on sale prices up to 50 percent off on selected mahogany and other furniture items, such as this 12-panel painted cabinet from India, $349.99, from Hopkins Blvd. Imports (8300 Earhart Blvd., Suite 100, 864-0277).

Ride in style -- Receive discounts on selected racing bicycles such as this Specialized S-Works E5 Road Bike on sale for $3,385 (regularly retails for $4,230), from Bayou Bicycle (3534 Toulouse St., 488-1946). -
  • Ride in style -- Receive discounts on selected racing bicycles such as this Specialized S-Works E5 Road Bike on sale for $3,385 (regularly retails for $4,230), from Bayou Bicycle (3534 Toulouse St., 488-1946).

Summer snow -- Take 25 percent off fashions such as a snowy white terrycloth zip-front, hooded sweatsuit by Juicy Structure: jacket with front pockets and matching drawstring bottoms, both regularly $82; covering a spaghetti strap tank by Theory Tubular, regularly $98; all from Eros (3904 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, 985-727-0034). -
  • Summer snow -- Take 25 percent off fashions such as a snowy white terrycloth zip-front, hooded sweatsuit by Juicy Structure: jacket with front pockets and matching drawstring bottoms, both regularly $82; covering a spaghetti strap tank by Theory Tubular, regularly $98; all from Eros (3904 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, 985-727-0034).

Envious green -- A key-lime sweater with front and back V neck and a scarf tie on the left side with a matching sheer floral skirt with a flirty uneven hem and a silk scarf, $341.99, by Renato Nucci. The outfit goes perfectly with white leather low-heel sandals with a front bow by Anne Klein, $87.99, all from Ballin's Ltd.  (721 Dante St., 866-4367; 806 E. Boston St., Covington, 985-892-0025). -
  • Envious green -- A key-lime sweater with front and back V neck and a scarf tie on the left side with a matching sheer floral skirt with a flirty uneven hem and a silk scarf, $341.99, by Renato Nucci. The outfit goes perfectly with white leather low-heel sandals with a front bow by Anne Klein, $87.99, all from Ballin's Ltd. (721 Dante St., 866-4367; 806 E. Boston St., Covington, 985-892-0025).

In the pink -- Anything but common are a pastel pink sweater with black diamond shapes and net-covered cutouts and an asymmetrical neckline, $115; and a hot-pink sweater with straps and net strips forming pink rectangles, $82, both by Angelica-Val, from Pret-A-Porte (4866 Magazine St., 899-5905). -
  • In the pink -- Anything but common are a pastel pink sweater with black diamond shapes and net-covered cutouts and an asymmetrical neckline, $115; and a hot-pink sweater with straps and net strips forming pink rectangles, $82, both by Angelica-Val, from Pret-A-Porte (4866 Magazine St., 899-5905).

Golf glam -- Leopard or floral knit prints and leather grips make these full-finger women's golf gloves comfortable as well as stylish, and they come with their own storage bag, plus now they're 10 percent off the $24 regular price at Arabella Fine Gifts (3902 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, 985-727-9787). -
  • Golf glam -- Leopard or floral knit prints and leather grips make these full-finger women's golf gloves comfortable as well as stylish, and they come with their own storage bag, plus now they're 10 percent off the $24 regular price at Arabella Fine Gifts (3902 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, 985-727-9787).

What lies beneath -- You may not want to hide this beautiful lingerie, which features embroidered red flowers and green stems and leaves over tiny black netting by Lise Charmel. And at 40 percent off, you can get the underwire bra for $111, the "Mata Hari" briefs for $87, and the thong panties for $69; all from House of Lounge (2044 Magazine St., 671-8300). -
  • What lies beneath -- You may not want to hide this beautiful lingerie, which features embroidered red flowers and green stems and leaves over tiny black netting by Lise Charmel. And at 40 percent off, you can get the underwire bra for $111, the "Mata Hari" briefs for $87, and the thong panties for $69; all from House of Lounge (2044 Magazine St., 671-8300).

Smart style -- Always crisp and smart- - looking are a tan linen blouse, sale priced at $49, - and a brown and cream woven handbag, on sale for - $69, both from Yvonne LaFleur (8131 - Hampson St., 866-9666). -
  • Smart style -- Always crisp and smart- looking are a tan linen blouse, sale priced at $49, and a brown and cream woven handbag, on sale for $69, both from Yvonne LaFleur (8131 Hampson St., 866-9666).

Tops of their class -- A sheer fitted - blouse with embroidery and beading by Fashion - Spy!, discounted to $38.95, hits a stylish hot spot, - while a chocolate, turquoise and white floral hat or - one with colored circles by Fashion Doll keep things - cool, $25.95, all from Red Lantern (1133 - Decatur St., 561-1017). -
  • Tops of their class -- A sheer fitted blouse with embroidery and beading by Fashion Spy!, discounted to $38.95, hits a stylish hot spot, while a chocolate, turquoise and white floral hat or one with colored circles by Fashion Doll keep things cool, $25.95, all from Red Lantern (1133 Decatur St., 561-1017).

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Fashion trios -- Choose two items (many - already discounted) and get a third for free. On sale - are fashions such as this silk dress with sexy, - colorful designs by Girlfriend, $154; and the white - cotton sleeveless dress with cut-outs and leather - trim by Bellum, $130; both from La Doux - Boutique (207 W. Harrison Ave., 482-1535). -
  • Fashion trios -- Choose two items (many already discounted) and get a third for free. On sale are fashions such as this silk dress with sexy, colorful designs by Girlfriend, $154; and the white cotton sleeveless dress with cut-outs and leather trim by Bellum, $130; both from La Doux Boutique (207 W. Harrison Ave., 482-1535).

Solid decor -- A hand-painted fleur de - lis plaque, $24, and decorative cross, $16, are - available in several sizes, finishes and styles, from - Bella Nola (4838 Magazine St., 897- - 9499). -  - Solid decor -- A hand-painted fleur de - lis plaque, $24, and decorative cross, $16, are - available in several sizes, finishes and styles, from - Bella Nola (4838 Magazine St., 897- - 9499). -
  • Solid decor -- A hand-painted fleur de lis plaque, $24, and decorative cross, $16, are available in several sizes, finishes and styles, from Bella Nola (4838 Magazine St., 897- 9499).

    Solid decor -- A hand-painted fleur de lis plaque, $24, and decorative cross, $16, are available in several sizes, finishes and styles, from Bella Nola (4838 Magazine St., 897- 9499).

Sexy in the city -- A floral, spaghetti - strap sundress by Milly is at home for casual - occasions or cocktails, $55, and is aptly finished - with brown sandals with layers of small circles on - the top, $32; from New To You Designer - Consignment (2311 Veterans Memorial Blvd., - Metairie, 838-0029). -
  • Sexy in the city -- A floral, spaghetti strap sundress by Milly is at home for casual occasions or cocktails, $55, and is aptly finished with brown sandals with layers of small circles on the top, $32; from New To You Designer Consignment (2311 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 838-0029).

Fruits of the earth--Relax with a good - cup of tea at a great price, Numi teas in several - flavors available for $3.99 for box of 20 teabags; - and add taste to your life with a choice - of sale priced olive oils and specialty vinegars (left - to right): Spectrum Organic olive oil from Italy, - $9.99; Azette extra virgin olive oil from Portugal, - $8.89; Aptera extra virgin olive oil from Greece, - $9.99; Alessi white balsamic vinegar from Italy, - $2.39; or Monari Federzoni balsamic vinegar of - Modene, $2.99; all from Eves Market (4601 Freret - St., 891-4015). -
  • Fruits of the earth--Relax with a good cup of tea at a great price, Numi teas in several flavors available for $3.99 for box of 20 teabags; and add taste to your life with a choice of sale priced olive oils and specialty vinegars (left to right): Spectrum Organic olive oil from Italy, $9.99; Azette extra virgin olive oil from Portugal, $8.89; Aptera extra virgin olive oil from Greece, $9.99; Alessi white balsamic vinegar from Italy, $2.39; or Monari Federzoni balsamic vinegar of Modene, $2.99; all from Eves Market (4601 Freret St., 891-4015).

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