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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.

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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.

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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.


This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Please click here for a link to the challenge homepage and a list of  the bloggers who are participating.


7 Comments on “HL Does NOLA from A to Z: YVONNE LaFLEUR”

  1. Cupcake says:

    How did you get through this whole post without a picture of you wearing one of those fancy Kentucky Derby hats, Miss HL?? You should’ve just walked your doggie-self in there and tried a few on! #maybenexttime

    Love and licks,

    • As much of a lady as Ms. LaFleur obviously is, I have a feeling that she would have chased me down the street had I tried to put a paw through that door. Of course, she would have looked very elegant doing it. 😉

  2. Emmadog says:

    The name alone screams fashion!

  3. Marty the Manx says:

    We can’t believe you don’t have a hat on either Miss Harper Lee! Can’t wait for the Derby next week!

    • We’re excited about the Derby too. Two New Orleans horses will be running this year–Mo Tom and Tom’s Ready. They’re both owned by Tom and Gayle Benson who also own the New Orleans Saints football team and the Pelicans basketball team. I wonder if they’d like to adopt a very nice Golden Retriever and her family. 😉

      • Marty the Manx says:

        Wouldn’t that be nice 🙂 we will be rooting for them then 🙂

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