The kind staff at Neno's Clothing fashionably girds its guests with a stock of threads from brands such as Buffalo, LTB, and Miss Me. A flowery Gentle Fawn tank top modishly tops off outfits ($35), and a pair of Miss Me jeans covers legs with form-fitting grace, complete with a thick-stitched fleur-de-lis––the international symbol of botany enthusiasts ($98). Light, fluttery garments, such as the 100% silk halter dress ($150) or the ruffled Buffalo scoop-neck dress ($42.50), impart their wearers with stylish, summery flair. In addition to fabric wares, Neno's Clothing spruces up outfits with accessories such as the handmade, glass-enameled copper Saints pendant, which makes for a more elegant, modest neckpiece than a diamond-studded cobra ($90).
Offering a head-spinning variety of cups and other party-planning accessories, Party Cup Express sees to it that rambunctious revelers let loose with remarkable receptacles in hand. Tailgate in style with a set of 25 16-ounce black-and-gold souvenir cups emblazoned with the fleur-de-lis ($10), craft memorable baked goods with a crawfish cookie cutter ($3.95), or keep beverages frosty with a set of six Water Meter coozies ($6). Dazzle passing pedestrians and increase the chances of picking up a hitchhiking Drew Brees with a Saints Super Bowl Champions license plate ($5).
Two Sprouts boutique, the offshoot of a flourishing online business, tickles the fancies of adults and kids with a potpourri of personalized paper goods as well as casual clothing and artful gift items. A platoon of customized stationeries showcases regional pride with designs depicting red and green trolleys and the NOLA skyline ($20/10). Meanwhile, elegant fleur de lis note cards ($16/10) soften the blow of scathing letters to the editor or ransom notes. Parents can gussy up kids' heads with floppy sun hats ($20) or send them off to summer internships with briefcases full of gator calling cards ($15/20). Adult tees ($15–$28) outfit men and women for casual activities, such as trips to the grocery store, where customers can make use of Two Sprouts' shopping lists ($8).
A local business since 1950, Jefferson Feed's 24,000-square-foot store teems with premium pet, lawn, and garden supplies. Rolls of verdant sod and select Woerner turf options wait to be cut and delivered to customers' lawns by a convoy of delivery trucks, and fountains, statues, and planters stand ready to garnish gardens. Hefty bags encase pet food from more than 20 premium brands such as California Natural, EVO, and Purina, and a slew of 60 different types of aquariums can house fish and reptiles or imprison misbehaved pet rocks. The store also partners with local animal shelters and rescue groups to offer dog and cat adoptions, and its onsite team of groomers gussies up four-legged friends with premium Capstar products.
Family owned and operated for 20 years, The Plant Gallery is a one-stop shop for stem-related goodies, which makes finding gorgeous greenery as easy as not watering a cactus. Shelves are stocked with pre-made, holiday, customizable, and rentable floral arrangements, as well as interior and exterior plants and fountains. Bedazzle eyes with a sunny burst of Tall Magic ($150), an arrangement of Sunflowers, Dahlias, Roses, Lilies, Bittersweet, Amaranths, Sorghum, and Hydrangea, or make a sweetie blush with a classic bundle of pink roses ($65 for a dozen).