Around the holidays, one can’t help avoiding the dreaded word “mall.”  Luckily, I’ve found a unique store that you can find in the convenient indoor location of your local shopping center.  Tom Kartsotis, founder of Fossil, began selling and importing fashionable timepieces in the Dallas area in 1984.  He and his soon-to-be-wife, Lynne Stafford, designed the watches based on retro styles of the 1930s-1950s.

Today, Fossil sells not only watches, but wallets, handbags, and money-clips.  Select stores (such as the Lakeside store in New Orleans) feature apparel and shoes.  The Fossil name is synonymous with quality; with watches holding an 11-year warranty, as well as handbags and even shoes offering a one-year warranty.  I know that if I buy something from Fossil, it’s build to last.  Not only are there products durable, but they also meld trendy, modern styles with timeless vintage flair.  You’re guaranteed to have a unique but fashionable look, no matter what.

Fossil New Orleans
Lakeside Shopping Center
3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70002