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Select photos by Cheryl Gerber

Saying goodbye to summer may be bittersweet, but this city looks forward to football season – what other places call “fall” – with bated breath as we carve out the final snow balls of summer and plan last-minute Labor Day trips. Your local boutiques and shops are right there with you; here are some of their best picks for your upcoming football season and city spirit.

A timeless and classic color combination, New Orleans’ ladies are lucky to have the black-and-gold as their football-spectating uniform. The minds behind C. Collection are happy to bring you another versatile piece for autumn in this simple yet elegant black dress with gold detailing.
C. Collection, 8141 Maple St., 861-5002, CCollectionNola.com

 Even your accessories can get in on the action with these Saints and LSU bangles. Find these and more at Prytania’s accessory and household shop, Judy at the Rink.

Judy at the Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 891-7018, JudyAtTheRink.com

Comfortable and classic, Perlis is a byword for New Orleans style, and with that telltale crawfish, it’s noticeable wherever you go. The man in your life has his choice of sports jerseys – his use of them however liberal – so make smart-casual an easy reach in your house.

 Perlis Clothing, multiple locations, 895-8661, Perlis.com

 Locals are very familiar with the fact that the end of summer doesn’t necessarily indicate the end of laying out, the end of pool parties or even the end of barbecues. Until the end of October, the weather will still be making you hot enough to want to swim home. So if you haven’t made it out to the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk yet, the Swim n’ Sport Outlet is just another great reason to go – for this soft and feminine look and much more.

Outlook Collection at Riverwalk, 500 Port of New Orleans Place, 592-7677, RiverwalkNewOrleans.com

Star-studded with a smashing silhouette, locally-founded fashion mogul Trashy Diva shouts “Viva New Orleans!” yet again with this Saint-sational black dress with gold accents, available in stores and online, along with a multitude of accessories from the vintage-inspired line.

Trashy Diva, multiple locations, 299-3939, TrashyDiva.com

Aunt Sally’s tasty treats have been a city staple since it was founded in 1935, and with various locations they’ve managed to bring their sweets to all of the greater New Orleans area. To celebrate the opening of their new location, Aunt Sally’s Pralines kicks off its first-ever tasting tour, a one-hour experience where guests witness the making of pralines first-hand, followed by a tasting tray of different flavors. Group- and children-friendly.

Aunt Sally’s Pralines, tour location: 750 St. Charles Ave., (800) 642-7257; goods available at multiple locations, AuntSallys.com


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