HL Does NOLA from A to Z: YVONNE LaFLEURPosted: April 29, 2016
Y is for Yvonne LaFleur, a tony fashion gallery in New Orleans’ Riverbend neighborhood. In 1969, as a young graduate from Louisiana State University, Yvonne LaFleur invested 100 $100 bills in her dream. She’s been at this location at 8131 Hampson Street ever since, dressing generations of brides and debutantes, carnival queens and ladies who lunch.
And if you tune in to the Kentucky Derby next weekend and scan the audience, chances are pretty good that you’ll spot at least a few of Yvonne LaFleur’s millinery creations.
At this point you might be thinking, “Sounds great, but is there just a little something that I can bring home as a memento of my visit to the Crescent City?” Yes, there is. Yvonne LaFleur bath gel, lotion, powder, candles, and perfume range in price from $25 to $55. So hop on the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar and head Uptown to Stop #299. Take a short walk toward the Mississippi River, and bring home a beautifully fragrant piece of New Orleans’ elegant history.
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