Shoe shopping just got a little more enticing at Ele Shoes (3316 Magazine St., 309-8674), where clogs, wedges, boots and flats are 20-50 percent off, and new spring shoes are arriving daily. Next door at Tomato (3318 Magazine St., 895-0444), youÕll find a winter sale with tweed pants, jeans, sweaters, silk tops, satin tops and purses discounted 20-50 percent. In the French Quarter, enjoy deep discounts at French Connection (416 N. Peters St., 522-0014), where all sale items are marked down an additional 40 percent through Feb. 4.

New to the Vieux Carre is Voluptuous Vixen (538 Madsion, 529-3588), a boutique for plus-size women. Stop in to check out a growing selection of Mardi Gras gowns and other new arrivals.

New Orleans will soon have a new place to shop for new and used records. On Saturday, Feb. 3, from noon to 8 p.m., Domino Sound Record Shack (2557 Bayou Road) will celebrate its grand opening with a party featuring deejays Soul Sister, Brice Nice and Dub Insurgent. Refreshments will be served.

The Bridge House Thrift Shops are celebrating their grand (re)opening with a 50 percent-off sale on clothes, furniture and household items in January and February. The store at 1160 Camp St. (522-4475 ext. 16) reopened late last year, and the second location on Jefferson Hwy. has just moved to 7901 Airline Hwy., Metairie, (837-2575) in the M.A. Green Shopping Center. Stop by to shop or make a donation. Established in 1957, Bridge House is a nonprofit, long-term intensive alcoholism and drug addiction treatment center.

Send information about trunk shows, new product lines, sales and in-store events to Kara Nelson at, call 483-3107, or fax 483-3116. Information should be received 10 days prior to publication.