It’s the time of year when people go out in droves to find the perfect gifts for loved ones. It’s also the time of the year when parking, long lines and many of the other annoyances of “heading to the city” for shopping can bring.
Fortunately, people on the Bayou can skip the drama and head to the premier local retailer, La Chique Maison, for name brand home décor, jewelry and gifts.
La Chique Maison is a family owned and operated business that follows the passion of its owner and founder, Ruth Broussard. The Broussard family has worked together to make La Chique Maison an exceptional shopping experience for its customers.
“The Christmas Season is when we shine! We dress up the store; we have giveaways and gifts with purchases throughout the holiday season and have amazing gift ideas to offer our customers. For Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, we offer fantastic deals on many of our name brand products with special pricing throughout the store. The best part is no holiday traffic,” said Ruth.
Seven years ago, La Chique Maison opened the doors of its current location at 18210 West Main Street, Suite 2, in the Lafourche Plaza Shopping Center next to Galliano Food Store. The boutique originally focused solely on home décor but has grown to meet the needs of their customers. Today, La Chique Maison is a leading retailer for brands including Pandora, Kendra Scott, Vera Bradley, Waxing Poetic, Hunter Douglas, Ann Gish, Lampe Berger Paris and many more.
“We offer just about everything from fine jewelry to costume jewelry, candles to lighting, window treatments to customer interior and holiday decorating,” said Ruth. “We are exclusive dealers for Norwalk Furniture, Pandora, Vera Bradley, Waxing Poetic, Tyler Candles and many more. This means we have showed these companies that we can sell their products, with our customer support, well enough to let us be the only dealer in our area to carry their lines.”
Ruth prides herself on being a Bayou girl who understands how locals like to be treated. She and her staff want to ensure that each customer has a unique, welcoming and wonderful shopping experience.
La Chique Maison’s staff is truly knowledgeable of the products they offer, oftentimes taking home catalogs to study the names of each Pandora charm they offer. And customers definitely appreciate how helpful the employees are.
“We never tire of hearing how much our customers appreciate our efforts to bring quality merchandise to the bayou region. Not everyone pronounces our store name correctly but that does not matter. The people love shopping with us and we love helping them,” she said.
One of the things that the Broussard family enjoys the most about owning a small business is being able to donate to local charities and fundraisers and knowing that their sales tax dollars help to support local schools.
Eventually, Ruth would like to expand their business with a new location a little more central to the South Lafourche area, but she says, “It is all in God’s hands.”
Customers can also shop their favorite brands online at www.lachiquemaison.com and view upcoming events, trunk shows and specials that are offered on the website as well as on the boutique’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/lachique. Each Tuesday Ruth offers a “Takeaway Tuesday” promotion through Facebook where customers can win free merchandise.
La Chique Maison will again participate in The Lafourche Gazette’s Holiday Shopping Guide that will appear in Wednesday’s edition. Shoppers can visit the boutique on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and enter into a drawing where one winner will receive a $100 gift card.
La Chique Maison is open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Posted on Fri, November 20, 2015
by The Lafourche Gazette