Lee McKee

Owner, The Linen Registry

Cheryl Gerber Photograph

Tell us some trade secrets? Mattresses vary in width, length and depth, and the advent in the 1990s of pillowtop mattresses opened a “Pandora’s box” of issues with regards to fitting.

Why is there a need for The Linen Registry? We are a unique, semi-custom retail and design business, which fits linens to our customers’ beds and lifestyles.

Do people generally understand what they’re buying? No; we spend a lot of time in consultation, and our samples enable customers to feel, as well as see the differences.

Do you offer any other services? We offer personalized design consultation, monogramming and bridal registry.

What are your most popular items? LeBlanc Linen Wash, our stock sheets (Sferra Celeste Sheeting, 406tc, Egyptian Cotton) our soft, thirsty towels and lingerie.

Which brands do you carry? We mix and match many popular lines to suit the client.

Do beautiful linens need to be expensive?
No, they need to fit your lifestyle, wash well and last long.

Tell us one of your must-haves? Baudelaire soaps, they’re triple-milled to minimize impurities so they don’t melt in the dish.

What’s the scoop on thread count? Thread count is the number of threads-per-square-inch of fabric. However if the thread count is high but the cotton is poor quality, it still isn’t good. Thread count is more about the breathability of the material.

Any other essential info? Yes, bleach, hot washers and dryers and Woolite are all bad for your linens!

The Linen Registry:  204 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-8228

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