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).
A champion for earth-friendly lifestyles, Cloth Baby encourages diaper wranglers to reduce and reuse with an array of fashionable fabric alternatives to disposables. Boasting bright hues and charming patterns, the shop's tiny garb comes in one-size styles with adjustable snaps, adapting with infants throughout their diaper-donning stages—from about 8 to 35 pounds. Easily machine washed and dried, the variety of cloth pocket diapers ($8), breathable bamboo pocket diapers ($11), and colorful Happy Heinys ($18.95) save parents money over time. Cloth Baby also stocks leak-free diaper covers ($8), Rockin Green’s Classic Rock diaper laundry soap ($13.95), and 4-ounce jars of skin-soothing CJ’s BUTTer ($9). A wet/dry diaper bag jumps to action with sealed compartments ($6), good for separating pungent rabble-rousers from their freshly laundered pals.