The question I am asked most frequently by those relocating to Lake Charles is what does Lake Charles have to offer for those who like to shop? Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you I am an experienced shopper. Having lived in Lake Charles for 28 years, I am up to the task when it comes to giving shopping recommendations!
In addition to having major name brand stores, Lake Charles also has many locally owned shops.
DOWNTOWN LAKE CHARLES SHOPPING
Amid the Historic Section of Downtown Ryan Street, you will find many options. Sweets and Treats and Sha Sha’s of Creole are to the North, heading South on Ryan on the Corner you will find Gigi’s Fitness which healthy downtown active residents love! Further South in this block is a favorite restaurant, Luna Bar & Grill.
Across Ryan Street from Gigi’s you will find Social Denim, a hip young casual denim shop with the top designer jeans, cool sundresses, tops, and accessories. Just around the corner is the Cedar Chest, an antique store filled with lots of unique items.
As Downtown Lake Charles grows with the vision of City improvements and the Lakefront project adding a Boardwalk and merchant shops in the future, we can look forward to more retail shops making their way to the downtown section of Lake Charles.
Prien Lake Mall in Lake Charles, Louisiana
The first thing out of town buyers ask me when they arrive to Lake Charles is “where is the mall?”
When I moved to Lake Charles in 1981 I had the same concern about shopping. So ladies and gentlemen without further anticipation I present to you the Prien Lake Mall!
Located on Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles, the mall is appropriately named Prien Lake Mall. The Prien Lake Mall has undergone several renovations over the last 20 years. The last expansion added a Food Court, Cinemark Theatre and more stores. There are four major anchor stores that make up the exterior of the mall, JC Penney, Sears, Kohls, and Dillards.
Other namebrand stores found inside the mall are The Gap, The Children’s Place, American Eagle, Victoria’s Secret, Kirklands as well as other stores and vendors. My favorite store is Talbots. Recognize the Red Door Ladies?
Lake Charles LA also has several unique boutique shops and stores that are located in strip malls in and around the Prien Lake Mall area and along Ryan Street.
Mimosa Boutique and TeCi’s are just two locally owned shops where many Lake Area women enjoy shopping.
Copyright 2012© Marilyn Boudreaux
Marilyn Boudreaux, REALTOR® 337-499-9592
Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.’s
4410 Nelson Road
Lake Charles, LA USA 70605