Let’s start our "Shop Till We Drop In Baton Rouge" weekend in 1.6 million square feet of enclosed shopping paradise with 175 retail stores.
The Mall of Louisiana:
A paradise for shoppers is the Mall of Louisiana at 6401 Bluebonnet Boulevard in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Business hours are: Monday – Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm for your shopping convenience. One can expect to see the standard established anchor stores like Dillard’s, J.C. Penny’s, Macy’s and Sears. Joining them are a variety of popular designer stores.
Women’s and Men’s Apparel Stores:
One can find top of the line Women's and Men's Apparel with popular designer labels at stores like Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle and Ann Taylor. The younger crowd seems to prefer Banana Republic, Hollister Co. and Hot Topic all of which are in the mall.
Shoe Stores that are popular with both men and women such as Aerosoles, Aldo, Bakers, Foot Locker and Eve’s Shoes, Nine West, Steve Madden and Versona Accessories make high quality shoes that are comfortable and fashionable.
Housewares and Home Stores:
One will find the Housewares and Home Stores filled with items to turn a house into a home. Some prefer stores such as House of Orient, Kirkland’s, Pier 1 Imports and Williams-Sonoma for the exotic overtones, inviting warmth and elegance the merchandise brings to one's home.
Bath and Beauty Stores:
Walking in the Bath and Beauty Stores is like having an aroma therapy session. With all the different fragrances, one can envision the relaxing effects created by the stores products. Stores like Bath& Body Works, Body Shop and L’Occitaine En Provence offer body care items. Lush, Clinique, Merle Norman and Bare Escentuals offer up-scale cosmetics for all skin tones. Regis Salon is a wonderful place for hair care and a manicure.
The Accessory Stores are always an interesting place to find the little things that make an outfit pop. One can find accessories in all price ranges and style types in stores such as Altar’d State, Claire’s, Coach, NYS, Oakley and Ribbons & Bows.
Cards & Gift Stores:
The Cards & Gift Stores are a wonderful place to find just the perfect way to make someone feel special. The mall has card and gift stores like Godiva Chocolatiers, Holiday Hallmark, House of Orléans and Things Remembered to serve your needs. From chocolates to snow globes one is sure to find the perfect gift.
The Jewelry Store lets one dream about that special occasion or say “I love you”. Stores like Largesse Jewelry and Gifts, Gordon’s Jewelry, James Avery, Jared Galleria, Swarovski and Pandora are the foolproof place to find those gifts for one's special someone.
The Specialty Stores such as Brookstone, Build-a Bear, Candy Craze, I Play N Talk and Baton Rouge Gold Market offer investment opportunities whether in one's portfolio or in spending time with their children and grandchildren making memories.
Sports & Fitness Stores:
Sports and Fitness Stores are the place one finds a stylish, functional outfit to wear to the gym. One will find stores like Tiger Mania, Lady Foot Locker, Footaction and Champs Sport to buy the shoes to match the outfit as well.
Restaurants & Eateries:
Restaurants and Eateries are not always a shopping mall's strong point. However, this mall has restaurants that offer a range of tastes and cuisines such as BJ’s Restaurant, BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, Charley’s Grilled Subs, Copeland Cheesecake Bistro and Logan’s Roadhouse to satisfy everyone's hunger.
As you can see, there are many hours of shopping in this mall alone. But there is more to feast upon in Baton Rouge, one particular shopping destination that catches my attention is our next shopper’s paradise.
Towne Center at Cedar Square:
The Towne Center at Cedar Square on 2380 Towne Center Boulevard, Baton Rouge. It's on the corner of Corporate Boulevard and Jefferson Highway. The shops are open: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm. The Towne Center has an old town feel with amenities like charming fountains and pedestrian pathways. The Mediterranean architecture in an open air marketplace caters to the upscale clients of Louisiana and one will find premier stores from around country.
The Specialty Store that suits every interest is found at the Towne Center. Whether one enjoys a good cigar, or is looking for wedding and honeymoon apparel, the stores in the square such as Don Juan Cigar Company, Alfred Angelo Bridal, Merci Beaucuop, Pierre Crawdeaux/Cajun Tigers, Piperfields and Prive’Lingerie Boutique offers one's desires.
Women’s Fashion & Apparel Stores:
The Women's Fashion & Apparel Stores that are found in the Towne Center are up-scale and tasteful like Geaux Jake, Lane Bryant, FeBe, Eros, White House/Black Market, RussoRoss and Talbots. If one is looking for an elegant outfit they are sure to find it here.
Men’s Fashion Stores:
The Men's Fashion Stores in the square, stock formal wear for a special occasion and offer casual wear for the office. With stores such as Al’s Formal Wear, Archipelago, Aristocracy and Massey’s Professional Outfitters one will surely be pleased with the selection and quality.
Restaurants & Eateries:
Restaurants & Eateries are found to suit every preference and taste including Zoë’s Kitchen, Joe Muggs, Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro. It is a wonderful atmosphere to eat dinner there and take a stroll around the fountain afterward, as everyone winds down their shopping adventure.
I hope you enjoyed your shopping expedition in the glorious city of Baton Rouge. Check back often as we continue to take you to great places in the South Central USA.