Native Louisianan Kelly Colleen crafts her original stylish stretch rings by creating a flexible, versatile sterling-silver band designed to fit sizes 5–9. Then Kelly encrusts the band with lead-free Swarovski crystals and strings on a choice of stones, pendants, and pearls. Splash some color on the crystal centerpiece with palettes packed with hues such as purple velvet, dusty rose, and smoky topaz, carefully harvested from the caves of park-ranger bears. Or deck out your digits with a Swarovski pearl, which attains the same weight, size, and shape as real pearls without requiring a closet full of scuba gear. To ensure that hands twinkle with confidence, Kelly secures each of her creations with a warranty spanning the lifetime of the ring.
For more than 25 years, Tyger Gifts' owners, Grace and Marvin Bankston, have equipped fans with team-touting shirts, hats, and novelty items. University supporters can brandish their loyalties with an LSU fleece throw ($24.99) or accessorize the interiors of hatchbacks and battle tanks with logoed purple car mats ($39.99). Printed with spirited detail, a Saints throw blanket swaddles chilled body branches in plush luxury ($34.99), and team-colored desk lamps illuminate playbooks and prison-escape schematics. Baby fans can bundle up in supportive threads such as an adjustable infant’s Saints cap ($9.99) or toddler jerseys displaying the names of Saints stars including Drew Brees and Jeremy Shockey ($35).
Since 1952, family-owned-and-operated Al’s Formal Wear has been spiffing up gentlemen for all formal and celebratory occasions. Dudes get dandified by donning Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, or Perry Ellis, to name just a few of the brands on hand, with rentals beginning at $57.99. Look sharp for a transcontinental yacht adventure with the cruise package, featuring a white polyester dinner jacket sure to impress big spenders and scandalize stodgy, traditional butlers ($139.97). Ease into a formal evening with a black silk cummerbund and pre-tied bow, or put on the ritz in a jaunty white fedora (both $39.99).
Though Fifteen22 Boutique is housed in a historic homestead from the mid-18th century, its antique exterior belies its selection of contemporary designer apparel. Fluorescent lighting spills through floor-to-ceiling windows over the city’s Lower Garden District, where browsers are hard-pressed to find another women’s boutique that caters to the high-end sensibilities of modern professionals and party prowlers alike. Earning plaudits from both the fashion writers at Women's Wear Daily and the curators at InTheNOLA.com's "The Native's Guide to Shopping", the shop connects clients with pieces from leading brands including BCBG, MaxAzria, Ladakh, DL1961 Premium Denim, Blaque Label, and Blank NYC. This commitment to accessible style has also earned the shop recognition from the region's fashion elite; pieces from the boutique recently stalked the runway at New Orleans Fashion Week.