Off-Campus - Fall 2002

Shops & Spas

Shop 'Til You Drop
Adjusting to the rigors of college life's schedule, a balancing act of books, socializing and phone calls home, leaves little time for shopping. Or not. Lucky for you, there's Lakeside Shopping Center (3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 840-7620), located just off Interstate 10 at the Causeway exit, north. A sprawling but convenient mall, Lakeside boasts a variety of shops that bring the brand names you know and trust, many geared toward the styles and wallets of college students: The Gap, J. Crew, Banana Republic, Limited, (and its more cutting-edge spin-off, Express), Old Navy, Abercrombie and Fitch, American Eagle Outfitters, and department stores Dillards and JCPenney. The stores at Lakeside follow uniform hours of Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. (D-3) -- Frank Etheridge


St. Charles Vision -- 624 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-6311; 138 Carondelet St., 522-0826; 837 S. Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 733-0406; 6900 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-5555; 3200 Severn St., Metairie, 887-2020 -- Contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses and in-house optometrist. Hours vary by location. (E-5) (G-5) (D-3) (E-3) (E-4)

Uptown Eye Care -- 3640 Magazine St., 899-3937 -- Complete optometry service with eye exams, glasses, contacts and sunglasses. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (G-6)

Vision Plaza -- Riverside Market Place, 1 Poydras St., 891-314; New Orleans Centre, 1400 Poydras St., 586-8904; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-4806; 197 Westbank Expw., Gretna, 361-3934; 910 W Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 467-7095 -- Full-service optometry office offering exams, eyeglasses and contact lenses. Open noon-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (G-6)


Ah-Ha -- 3119 Magazine St., 269-2442; Rubenstein Bros., 102 St. Charles Ave., 581-6666 -- You go there, girl. Fab fashions by splashy designers. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat. (G-6) (G-5)

Azby's -- 5531 Magazine St., 895-1311 -- Playful women's styles from casual to glam. Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.(F-6)

Dress To Kill -- 207 Dauphine St., 558-9111 -- Hot finds for any occasion. Noon-7 p.m. Tue.-Thu., noon-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (G-5)

Fairy - 3634 Magazine St., 269-2033 - Intimate and affordable boutique selling women's fashions including dresses, casual wear, purses, hats and jewelry. Open 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon-Sat. (F-6)

Feet First -- 5500 Magazine St., 899-6800; 518 Chartres St., 566-7525 -- Big markdowns on trendy footwear and handbags. Magazine open 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun.; Chartres open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. (F-6) (S-4)

Frock Candy -- 520 St. Philip St., 566-1133; 830 Royal St., 566-9222 -- Both stores offer the funky and trendy in women's clothing, shoes and accessories. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m-7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (G-5)

Funky Monkey -- 3127 Magazine St., 899-5587 -- Hip retro clothing/costume boutique. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. (G-6)

gae-tana's -- 7732 Maple St., Riverbend, 865-9625 --A marvelous mixed bag of accessories and clothes from relaxed to va-va-voom. Open 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. (E-5)

Humbug Dance & Costumes -- 2707 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 469-3339 -- 25,000 square feet of clothing and accessories, specializing in dance wear and costumes from names such as Captezio, Bloch, Danskin and Point Shoes. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. (B-2)

Il Negozio -- 3607 Magazine St., 269-0130 -- Contemporary and better clothing from new and established designers for men and women. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat. (F-6)

Just For a Day -- 4312 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-5711 -- Bridal and dress boutique with in-house alterations offering a complete selection of gowns, dresses, shoes and accessories. Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (F-3)

La Doux -- 207 W. Harrison Ave., 482-1535 -- Boutique boasting sleek, sophisticated fashions from casual to cocktail. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (F-3)

Ladies Shoes Only -- 2766 Belle Chase Hwy., Gretna, 394-3500; 3535 Severn Ave., Metairie, 887-5250 -- Shoes, purses, scarves, earrings and more. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (G-7) (E-5)

Marrakech -- 223 Dauphine St., 412-8199 -- Parisian fashions for women. Call for hours. (H-5)

Massey's Professional Outfitters -- 3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-1144 -- Specializing in outdoor sports gear, including snow ski, adventure travel and more. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.and Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun.(D-3)

Mild Red -- 3641 Magazine St., 895-4664 -- Hot styles at even hotter prices; also features local art. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (G-6)

New To You -- 2311 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 838-0029 -- Consignment shop with fashions from top names, like DKNY, Prada and Chanel. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thu., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. and Sat. (D-3)

On The Other Hand -- 8126 Hampson St., Riverbend, 861-0159 -- This designer resale boutique has some real after-five finds. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (E-5)

Red Lantern -- 1133 Decatur St., 561-1017; 7621 Maple St., 864-0640 -- Local fashion designer offers fabulously stylish clothes and shoes with an Oriental influence. Decatur open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; Maple open 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (H-5) (E-5)

Rock's Off Rags, Prints & Music -- 4739 Magazine St., 895-9513 -- Rock 'n' roll-oriented clothing, music selections of mostly rock and punk with some blues and country, and hand-blown glass. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun. (F-6)

Sweet Pea -- 607 Chartres St., 524-2244 -- This eclectic French Quarter boutique carries contemporary women's clothing, accessories and gifts. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (G-5)

Tart´s Parlour -- 8229 Oak St., 314-8344 -- Clothing, shoes and accessories ranging from athletic to casual to funky for guys and girls. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Mon. (F-5)

Thrift City -- 4125 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-0736 -- Massive thrift store offers great prices and huge selection for recycled clothing, household items and more. Items are half-off on Thursdays. Open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.(F-4)

Tomato -- 834 Chartres St., 566-7666 -- Tomato carries high-end women's clothing and accessories. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily except Tuesday. (G-5)

Total Woman -- 3964 Magazine St., 891-3964; 736 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 892-9460 -- With fashions for the style-savvy woman, this upscale store offers both classic and fashion-forward clothing and accessories. Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (F-6)

Weinsteins -- 333 Canal St., 522-6278 -- Classic and edgy designs for women. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun. (R-5)


AAerobic Cardio Kickboxing -- 6116 Magazine St., 897-3881 -- High-intensity women's classes that pack a punch; includes American tae kwon do and karate. Call for class times. (F-6)

Franco's Lakeview Athletic Club -- 111 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 286-8801 -- Personal training, Internet access, advanced cardiovascular equipment and cocktail/juice bars are among the perks here. Pay as you go. Open 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8-8 Sat., 9-6 Sun. (F-2)

Yoga Room -- 1138 S. Carrollton Ave., 864-1999 -- Yoga classes led by instructor Melanie Fawer deals exclusively in astanga-style yoga. Morning, afternoon and evening classes available. (E-5)

Big Life Toys -- 3117 Magazine St., 895-8695, 5430 Magazine St., 899-8697 -- Find grown-up playthings at the 3117 Magazine location, and innovative toys for the small fry at 5430. 3117 Call for hours. (G-6) (F-6)

Blue Frog Chocolates -- 5707 Magazine St., 269-5707 -- This classy confectioner keeps candy lovers hopping with delectable imported chocolates, truffles, novelties and gifts. Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. (F-6)


Chi-wa-Wa Ga-ga -- 37 French Market Place, 581-GAGA (4242) -- Even if you don't have a dinky dog to dress up, stop by this entertaining shop. Open noon-6 p.m. Wed.-Mon. (H-5)

Futonia -- 3811 Magazine St., 899-4356 -- Futons galore, plus pillows, screens and accessories. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun.(G-6)

Magazine Mattress and Bed -- 3446 Magazine St., 899-4615 -- Huge selection of wrought-iron beds and more, plus good linens. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. (G-6)

Utopia -- 5408 Magazine St., 899-8488 -- Happy space filled with clothes, fun furniture, jewelry and knickknacks. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. (F-6)


Sabai -- 924 Royal St., 525-6211; 3115 Magazine St., 899-9555 -- One-of-a-kind Asian-inspired jewelry crafted by hand. Royal open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; Magazine open 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. (G-5) (G-6)

Symmetry -- 8138 Hampson St., Riverbend, 861-9925 -- Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous custom designs and fabulous quality stones. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (E-5)


New Orleans Shopping Centre -- 1400 Poydras St., 568-0000 -- Three-level mall next to the Dome, featuring Lord & Taylor, Victoria's Secret, Ballin's Ltd. and the Gap. Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun. (G-5)

The Shops At Canal Place -- 333 Canal St., 522-9200 -- Houses 50 shops including Saks Fifth Avenue, Gucci and Williams-Sonoma. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun. (G-5)


CD Warehouse -- 3029 Magazine St., 899-9962; 2108 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 838-6048; 700 Terry Pkwy., Terrytown, 433-0494 -- Music store covering all genres of music, with additional audio/video goods and buy-sell used music offers. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun. (E-3) (E-7)

Louisiana Music Factory -- 210 Decatur St., 586-1094 -- THE source for local music. Check out its live Saturday-afternoon performances. Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. (G-5)

Tower Records -- 408 N. Peters at Decatur St., 529-4411 -- National chain with a nice touch: a stand-alone "Louisiana music room." Open 9 a.m.-midnight daily. (G-5)

Virgin Megastore -- 620 Decatur St. (Jax Brewery), 671-8100 -- Well-stocked chain boasting CDs, videos, DVDs, books and a cafe. Open 10 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Mon., 10 a.m.-midnight Tue.-Sun. (G-5)


Cut Loose Hair Studio -- 5537 Canal Blvd., 482-9938 -- Complete service in cuts, styling, make-up and coloring. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues. and Thurs., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed. and Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. (F-4)

Eclipse Hair and Body Salon -- 536 Bienville St., 522-3318 -- Artfully designed French Quarter full-service studio offering hair and body services, including make-up, skin care, massage, body treatments, manicures, and pedicures. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue., Fri., Sat.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wed. and Thu. (S-4)

Make-Up Art -- 7736 Maple St., 862-0005 -- Salon offers makeovers, make-up lessons, pedicures, manicures, waxing and cosmetic goods. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (F-6)

Right Up Your Alley -- 802 Nashville Ave., 897-1322 -- This full-service beauty salon offers treatment for hair, skin and nails. Open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tues., Wed., Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thurs. (F-6)

Salon Diversions -- 831 Chartres St., 299-0040 -- Aveda Concepts salon specializing in hair cuts, hair color, mono fiber extensions and permanent straitening techniques. Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues.- Sat. (H-5)

Stardust Salon & Day Spa -- 752 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-4645 -- Full-service day spa and salon offering services for skin, hair, nails, and massage. Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues. and Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed. and Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. (G-5)

Tracy Ewell Limited -- 5500 Magazine St., 269-8490 -- Offers applications, lessons in eye-brow arching and sells cosmetic and skin care products. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (F-6)


Electric Ladyland -- 8106 Earhart Blvd., 866-3859; 610 Frenchmen St., 947-8286 -- Stock and custom tattoos. Call for hours. (F-5) (H-5)

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