There are plenty of women's stores for fine lingerie. But what about the guys? A new store on the first level of The Shops at Canal Place is ready to fill that niche. The Him Store (333 Canal St., 595-6780; www.thehimstore.net) is a men's personal furnishings and lounge wear store featuring lines such as DKNY, PUMA and C-in2. The store will host a grand opening event on Friday, Nov. 9, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
The West Bank has its mall back! Anchored by Dillard's, Sears and JCPenney, Oakwood Center (197 Westbank Expressway Gretna, 361-1550; www.oakwoodcenter.com) reopened this month. Major renovations included repair of fire and water damage suffered during Hurricane Katrina.
The Esplanade mall welcomes a new store. Torrid (1401 West Esplanade Ave., 461-9450; www.torrid.com) specializes in current fashions for plus-size women. In addition to clothing, novelty T-shirts and outerwear for women sizes 12 and up, Torrid also carries shoes, gifts, beauty products and more.
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