Shopping in Lake Charles

Shopping in Lake Charles, Louisiana

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 27 years, I am up  to the task when it comes to giving shopping recommendations!

I am starting a  series around town that will highlight many different shopping opportunities for Lake Charles residents. In addition to having major name brand stores, Lake Charles also has many locally owned shops.

This is segment #1 where we will will begin in Downtown Lake Charles and through the next series of Blogs, we will make our way to South Lake Charles.


Downtown Lake Charles


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’s

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.

downtown shopping

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.

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