Tucked away in colorful boutique shops throughout downtown Lake Charles, there is a variety of fashion, custom made art, and interesting finds that are perfect for spoiling yourself or bringing home a souvenir or two! The majority of all the businesses in downtown Lake Charles are locally owned, and people have poured their heart and soul into making the experience memorable and enjoyable.
Right on Broad Street, check out Olive & Indigo for fashion-forward pieces. Started by two friends who share a passion for inspired, handcrafted goods, and both being jewelry makers, they focus on well-designed products using natural materials, handcrafted artisan goods, and companies that give back with a portion of the proceeds donated to Women for Women International, an organization that provides women in conflict zones economic support through life, business and vocational training.
Bayou Blend has specialty products too with everything being sensory-friendly. The tees are made with special inks, premium fabrics, and they are label free. Since the company was founded with autism awareness and acceptance in mind, GiveBackBayouBlend donates a tee to those with special needs for every tee purchased.
@visitlakecharles Panorama Music Exchange is the newest addition to Downtown Lake Charles! This store is connected to Panorama Music House and offers vintage vinyl records, music memorabilia, posters, instruments, band t-shirts, and more! Soon, the Panorama Music Exchange will be home to intimate live music events featuring local and touring musicians. This store is a must-stop on your next visit to Lake Charles, especially if you love music and vintage finds! 📍 329 Broad St, Lake Charles#VisitLakeCharles ♬ Dreams (2004 Remaster) - Fleetwood Mac
One of the most exceptional shopping experiences in downtown Lake Charles for people who love music and nostalgia is the Panorama Music Exchange that is located inside the Panorama Music House. For band memorabilia, vinyl, musical instruments, and vintage finds, this is something to put on your list – especially for music lovers. It magically complements the Panorama Music House for a well-rounded experience of food, music, shopping, and dancing, of course!
For more treasures from the past, including records and rock-and-roll tees, Album Addict is located inside the Cedar Chest Antiques on the north side of downtown Lake Charles. On the south side, Alexander Art Studio is an ideal stop to explore one of the largest collections of locally produced art in the state. If you are an art lover, Bux Kajun Korner (formerly Corner Market) also features local art, jewelry, and pottery made by local artists. Owned by custom ironwork artist, Josh Guillory with his studio in the back, Iron Shop Provisions is a cool place to find quality denim products, shirts, boots, shoes, and leather products – just to name a few!
@visitlakecharles Bespoke Hat Co is a retail hat shop located in Downtown Lake Charles that offers a wide range of hats for both men and women in many shapes and styles, genuine leather handbags, shoes, and accessories! #VisitLakeCharles #LouisianasPlayground #GetDOWNtownLC #OnlyLouisiana #Louisiana #lakecharlesla #lakecharles #hats #shopsmall#fyp ♬ Spring - Aesthetic Sounds
Southern luxe items and paper goods at Papersmith & Co. celebrates another local business that curates jewelry, candles, and gift items in addition to quality paper products and pens. Around the corner, top off your outfit with a fashionable hat at Bespoke Hat Company for a variety of hats, accessories, genuine leather bags, sunglasses, and shoes.
While you are shopping, you can also enjoy sipping on coffee, eating from a wide variety of locally owned downtown restaurants with patio space or a rooftop bar. Enjoy your day exploring what downtown Lake Charles has to offer! #GetDowntownLC