the Barney's of New Orleans.
My wife discovered this store from her trusty guidebook. Rubenstein's was described as "the Barney's of New Orleans".
Leave it to my wife to travel all this way and find one of the more high end New York-like stores in the South. I guess it's considered one of the finest retail establishments in the country, filled with posh designer digs and high-quality lines.
She went through several boutiques, including dragging me into a men's haberdashery, and let's not forget, the jewelry counter that just so happened to have the perfect cocktail ring for her dress that evening!
Local landmark with stylish stock favored by fashion-savvy urbanites.. The Scene Brothers Elkin and Morris Rubenstein founded the St. Charles Avenue store in 1924, selling shirts and ties to fashionable New Orleans businessmen. Nearly a century later, Rubenstein Bros. stretches a city block and includes both men's and women's apparel and accessories.
The Draw Rubenstein's is the Barney's of New Orleans. Like that New York emporium, it's considered one of the finest retail establishments in the country, renowned for its posh personality and high-quality lines. The store comprises several boutiques, including a men's haberdashery, a jewelry counter and an enclave with trendy clothing for women. The stock is urban conservative, though faddish items like Diesel messenger bags and the original Dr. Scholl's exercise sandal mingle with the Armani career gear.