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For the latest information on sales and specials at retail stores, restaurants and other businesses between now and Labor Day, peruse the special "Best Buys & Bargains" pullout in this issue of Gambit Weekly.

Bella Nola will reopen July 15 in its new storefront at 4236 Magazine St. (897-7777), a few blocks from its previous location. There, customers will find selections of home decor and accessories for which the shop is known.

Shop the big Block Sale in the 2000 block of Magazine Street July 16-24. All the stores in the block are participating and will offer 15 percent to 50 percent off selected merchandise.

Leontine Linens Ltd. (899-7833, has moved from its previous address on Webster Street into a large, swanky showroom at 3806 Magazine St. in Magazine Court, behind Uptowner Antiques. Architect Brian Bockman designed the spacious showroom with architectural elements that show off the various bedding and other linens offered at Leontine.

Long known as a local haven for caffeine lovers, PJ's Coffee has expanded what it offers customers with PJ's Coffee & Wine Bar (5359 Mounes St., Elmwood Business Park, Jefferson). The menu at this location will include wines from California, Oregon, Australia, Chile, South Africa, France and Italy as well as tapas and light dining fare.

Shoppers looking for good deals on high-end Italian designer labels should check out the new Parigi (217 N. Peters St., 529-8080), which opened in the French Quarter about three months ago. The shop carries men's and women's fashions from designers such as Armani, Versace, Moschino, Canali, Valentino, Cerruti, Fendi, Brioni and others at wholesale prices. The store is open daily and offers discounts up to 70 percent off regular retail prices.

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