A new store specializing in distinctive table settings and accessories has just opened in the French Quarter. Coccinelle (2119 Decatur St., 945-2196) is open 11 a.m-7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Save big for the 2008 holiday season right now at Judy at the Rink (The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 891-7018) where all Christmas merchandise is 50 percent off. Also look for other selected items at reduced prices.
Save 50 percent on all Christmas merchandise at Gentry (6047 Magazine St., 899-4223). The store also is having a special footwear sale during the first two weeks in January, when all shoes will be 15 percent off.
All Christmas items are half off at Ballin's (721 Dante St., 866-4367; www.ballinsltd.com). You'll also find discounts on winter jackets, turtlenecks and sweaters, as the store makes room for new spring merchandise. Ballin's is hosting a trunk show featuring special-occasion dresses and colorful blouses by designer Marisa Baratelli Thursday, Jan. 10, through Saturday, Jan. 12.
Save 20-50 percent on selected styles of Orient Expressed's (3905 Magazine St., 899-3060; www.orientexpressed.com) private label clothing though Jan. 5.
There's a beauty of a sale at Northshore cosmetics boutique Bella Rouge (214 Lee Lane, Covington, 985-875-0775; www.bellarouge.biz), which has reduced prices on all inventory.
Send information about trunk shows, new product lines, sales and in-store events to Kara Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 483-3107, or fax 483-3116. Information should be received 10 days prior to publication.