At the end of Oak Street, not too far from Cowbell (one of the best burgers in town, in my opinion), is a buzz-worthy boutique offering an array of affordable clothes and accessories. Abeille NOLA (which is pronounced “ahh/bay” and means bee in French) is Oak Street’s first cutting edge fashion boutique for women.
Owner Meg O’Reilly started her business less than a year after her daughter Vivian was born. Balancing a new business and a toddler has proved to be both rewarding and challenging. Abeille NOLA carries women’s contemporary clothes, shoes and accessories at affordable prices and was voted the Best New Retail Store 2011 in Gambit Weekly’s Best of New Orleans.
As a mom, it’s definitely hard to get out of the house in one piece most of the time, much less feeling trendy. But it’s so important to indulge in items that will make you look and feel good. It also seems like we often forego buying things for ourselves once we become mothers, and if you’re like me, all of a sudden you find yourself relying on the same old boring wardrobe staples for every event. But with affordable boutiques like Abeille NOLA, it doesn’t have to be that way! We challenge you to treat yourself to at least one new piece of clothing or “unnecessary” accessory for this fall. Go visit Meg at her store, and tell her we sent you!