Shopping News 6-10-08 By Kara Nelson Women's retailer Francesca's Collections (www.francescascollections.com) has expanded its presence in New Orleans. The store on level two of the Shops at Canal Place (333 Canal St., 581-4402) now has an additional location, uptown at 3333 Magazine St. (899-2118), near the corner of Louisiana Avenue. The boutique offers a variety of gifts, apparel, home accessories and jewelry.
Enjoy summer savings at Inside Design (1623 Metairie Road, 833-8686) where selected merchandise is 30 percent off.
Saks Fifth Avenue (301 Canal St., 524-2200; www.saksfifthavenue.com) and Havaianas announce the launch of "Beauty Splash," an exclusive footwear collection to benefit charity: water, a non-profit initiative bringing clean water and basic sanitation into impoverished communities. Three of the most celebrated women in beauty Trish McEvoy, Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown have collaborated with Havaianas to express their inspiration for summer on a whole new surface. Saks Fifth Avenue will be offering its customers these special edition Havaianas from June 8-22, for a retail price of $15, with any two cosmetics or fragrance purchases (while supplies last). One dollar from each purchase (up to $200,000 total) will be donated to charity: water.
Whitney National Bank has opened a new branch at 4301 Lapalco Blvd. in Marrero (207-7010; www.whitneybank.com), making it the bank's sixth location on the Westbank.
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