Premier high end retailer will soon be opening a store in New Orleans
Shana Rose Reporting
There are high end retailers and then there are the true luxury brands that are known around the world.
New Orleans will soon be home to one of them.
Tiffany and Company jewelers will be opening at the Shops at Canal Place soon, as the city continues to attract the high end tourist.
"I think a lot of people think we are only attracting tourists who may be young, people who come and get drunk and sort of stumble around our streets, and that's not it all," says Kelly Schulz with the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau.
With offices now in Frankfort, the UK and Paris, the CVB's efforts are directed to attract wealthy global travelers, but at the same time send the message that New Orleans works for the budget minded too. "You know, you can come and have some of the best meals that you've ever had for less than $10 per person," she says. They're also really going after the Asian market, China particularly.
And it's not just tourists that are bringing the wealth. "I think it speaks well to the young professionals and entrepreneurs that are coming to the city," Schulz says, "And all the bio medical corridor and all the development that is happening in New Orleans."