“(Our) diverse culture lends to a variety of shopping experiences, from independent boutiques along posh Metairie Road to outdoor farmers and art markets in the quaint historical districts, and to modern shopping malls,” says Paris Vinnett, marketing communications manager for Visit Jefferson Parish.
It’s home to the Lakeside Shopping Center and Clearview Center in the metropolitan district; Oakwood Mall; Terrytown; and The Esplanade Mall in Kenner. These places offer always-on-trend brand names like Coach, Steve Madden and Kendra Scott, and Mignon Faget, one of New Orleans’ premier fine jewelry designers. Unique spots include the newly opened Lego store and Zara. Jefferson’s historical districts of Gretna and Westwego feature produce, handcrafted items and artwork depicting life along the Mississippi River.
“Whether you’re a fashionista who enjoys shopping at chic boutiques and metropolitan malls, a foodie who enjoys fresh produce, or an art lover who can’t resist gorgeous handcrafted items, Jefferson Parish has a variety of experiences sure to satisfy your shopping needs,” Vinnett says.
And with the Louisiana Tax Free Shopping program, Jefferson Parish has a refund center at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport where international shoppers can present their receipts and receive a cash refund on-site.
Top photo: Gretna Art Walk
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