Nextel Communications&185; Boost Mobile pay-as-you-go wireless phone service, popular with the youth market, is now available in New Orleans. The company is offering feature-packed wireless phones, walkie-talkie digital push-to-talk technology and &179;Re-Boost&178; airtime extension cards. Phones and service are available locally at Wal-Mart, Sam Goody and Nextel retail stores. Re-Boost cards can be purchased at convenience stores including 7-Eleven and Circle K.
Check out the special rack of $25 items at Pizazz (6316 Argonne Blvd., 482-1533).
Prima Donna&185;s Closet (4409 Chastant St., Metairie, 885-3327; 1206 St. Charles Ave., 522-3327; 1218 St. Charles Ave., 525-3327; 3258 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-3327) designer consignment store now has a men&185;s department at it&185;s Chastant Street location. All locations are now accepting consignments of spring fashions and clothes in plus sizes.
Receive 30 percent off everything in stock and up to 50 percent off selected items today through April 8 at Royal Crescent Interiors (4118 Magazine St., 891-5600).
VM Designs (531 Iberville St., 237-8805) opened a showroom in the French Quarter behind the Marriott Hotel recently to showcase the women&185;s fashions of designers Vernon McKay and Tamico Casey. The duo mixes new ideas with old concepts for unique fashions made with skins, denim and other materials. The lines include halters, pants, skirts, jackets, wrapped-rim sunglasses, chokers, cuffs and handbags. Items can be custom-tailored to your exact body type within 24 hours. Join the grand opening celebration for The Vitamin Shoppe (4939 Magazine St., 895-2238), which sells vitamins and nutritional supplements at discounted prices, at 9 a.m. Thursday.