An ever-rotating parade of sterling-silver necklaces, bracelets, rings, and brooches glitters and gleams from behind the hardwood display cases at Sandy's Jewelry Box. Peruse the boutique's eclectic collection of blingables including Tibet silver bracelets, which accent delicate wrists or impossibly thick fingers in vibrant hues such as jade, amber, and turquoise ($20–$25). Costume-jewelry bracelets ($14–$18) provide stylish accents to playful disguises, and rhinestone rings ($10–$20) and men's stainless-steel rings ($20) help gentlemen to attain the rugged masculinity of a cowboy covered in rhinestones.
Jeff's Haberdashery swathes gentlemen in stylish, comfortable attire fit for any occasion or social situation, including casual wear by Joe's Jeans, Tommy Bahama, and Citizen, and formalwear by Coppley and Canali. Keep feet fashionable with a pair of Ova Da Fut socks ($40), or add flare to closets with a Robert Graham buttondown, replete with colorful patterns and long sleeves to cover up ill-advised elbow tattoos ($148). For occasions that require a refined look, such as weddings or inaugural post-office visits, drape torsos in a lightweight Coppley sport coat ($795), a Talia sport coat (up to $500), or a Canali suit imported from Italy ($1,695). Jeff's provides free tailoring for any purchased items, ensuring sport coats and dress pants fit like a masterfully modified glove.
New Orleans Art Supply ushers artistic visions into the physical plane with a range of professional-grade painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, and mosaic supplies from hard-to-find brands. Artists can wrap paint-spattered paws around a 14-tube watercolor set, which comes with brushes, a palette, a pencil, a sharpener, and an eraser packaged in a handsome wooden case for toting to art class, work, or gravity rehearsals ($24.99). Add elegance to a list of demands for a pet cat with a Sennelier calligraphy set ($63.50), or create a picture of feelings using a drawing kit ($11.99) and a 9”x12” hard-bound sketchbook ($24.80). Housed in the same complex as the New Orleans Conservation Guild, the large, warehouse-like space also sells art books and offers free parking, as well as convenient access to the Bywater bus line.
Bursting from the retro ambience of a refurbished art-deco movie theater, the renowned hand-blown-glass art studio boasts a multihued array of gaffer-made accoutrements. Keep wine from escaping on a post-party spree with a decorative bottlestopper ($62), a hand-crafted sculpture complete with elegant metal fitting designed to hold in liquid and libation secrets. Showcase seasonal candies or secret-admirer notes in a fluted dish ($65), available in intricate designs of blue, salmon, white, and more. The New Orleans paperweight adds personality to desks and gravity to astronaut homework with the classic Big Easy fleur de lis etched in a heart shape atop a round paper anchor ($50). For a romantic shimmer, check out the pointed oil candle with a stand, a teardrop-shaped candle perched in a three-pronged mini-tripod that imbues romance with long-lasting light ($50), similar to a triple showing of Gremlins under an Alaskan summer sky.