Hemline Hits Just Right

On a lazy Sunday afternoon, after having brunch in the French Quarter, I decided to take a little stroll around the worn streets and explore some new shops.  One of my favorite finds was Hemline, a great store for trendy outfits with a range of different price points.

With their first store opening in the Quarter 16 years ago, Brigitte & Luciano Holthausen have since established 10 other locations in the South/Midwest, including Nashville and Houston. In addition they offer convenient online shopping.

The Chartres store offers a wide array of great labels, ranging from Free People and French Connection to Cynthia Steffe and DDF. Hemline also has a great selection of designer denim like Miss Me and Seven For All Mankind, as well as shoes, belts, and jewelry.

What I find to be the best part about Hemline is the variance in price points. As one associate put it, “There’s something for everybody.” I was able to find attractive, unique items that could be bought either with a blank check or a budget.

Taking leisurely Sunday strolls in the Quarter definitely paid off! My next few blogs will feature shops set in the heart of the city. Come back next time to discover: LUSH.

Hemline Chartres
609 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Other Locations

Relax with Jean Therapy

Right around fall, the anticipation of the holidays (and midterms, if you’re a student like me) do a number on your nerves. A little therapeutic shopping always manages to calm me down, and what better-suited name could a store have than Jean Therapy.

Locally, the name is associated with quality, designer jeans that range from skinny and light to dark and dirty. However, Jean Therapy offers a whole hell of a lot more than sexy denim (and they do have some very, very sexy denim).

Brother and sister duo Steven and Vicky are veterans of the jean business. Their family owned a string of “The Jean Scene” boutiques in the Crescent City and the two grew up helping out around shop.

Vicky noticed that traveling to LA and New York for good clothes was beginning to become tiresome. Why not bring fashion to New Orleans? In 2002, after “a sign from above” and a space on Magazine St. became available, the Adjmi siblings opened their first of four adult Jean Therapy stores.

Some of their most highly-coveted brands are Hudson, J Brand, Joe’s, Citizen for Humanity, and 7 For All Mankind. They also have a great collection of sunglasses, jewelry, and killer belts and boots (I’m going back for those on payday). Combining delicate, flowing tops with street-wise edgy pieces, you’re bound to find something that fits your wandering spirit just right.

Store Locations:
Uptown [map]:
5505 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 897-5535

French Quarter/Downtown [map]:
The Shops at Canal Place
333 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 558-3966

Metairie [map]:
Lakeside Shopping Center
3301 Veterans Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: (504) 833-6144

Baton Rouge [map]:
Mall of Louisiana
6401 Bluebonnet Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70836
Phone: (225) 767-0975