Owner & Designer, Bon Temps
How did you start Bon Temps? I was working as a women’s wear designer in Texas for a large retail chain, and my husband and I moved back to New Orleans to be closer to family. I decided to start my own children’s line of clothing. Clothes that are comfortable and cute that kids can play in.
Why is Bon Temps unique? Because the clothes speak to the kids wearing them. The bold, graphic patterns are geared to a Southern child’s culture. The designs strike a chord with children, parents and grandparents. They are familiar and fun but still soft and sweet. We use 100 percent cotton that is perfect for our weather and easy to wash.
How do you differ from other stores? We are truly local. I design everything from scratch and pull from what’s going on seasonally in Louisiana. The designs are printed in the Bywater.
What are your favorite pieces right now? My favorite is our Beignets graphic. It looks just like you have powdered sugar all over yourself already.
To what kind of customers do you cater? My customer is a practical mom who still wants her kiddos to look their best.
How does shipping and returns work? You can buy directly from my website, I’m happy to arrange local pick up at Fleurty Girl on Metairie Road or at The Market on Magazine. We can also ship it directly to you.
2855 Magazine St. (inside The Market)