The New Orleans Creative Glass Institute (3924B, Conti St., 482-6003; is holding its second annual Holiday Glass Blast on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Shoppers will enjoy glass blowing demonstrations and significant savings — as all glass pieces, including bowls, sculpture, vases, picture frames and blown-glass ornaments, will be on sale.

Buffalo Exchange (3312 Magazine St., 891-7443; is partnering with the Humane Society of the United States for its annual Coats for Cubs campaign. Now through Earth Day (April 22), you can donate your real fur apparel — including trims, accessories and shearling —at Buffalo Exchange. Used furs — whether in good or poor condition — will be used to provide bedding and comfort to orphaned and injured wildlife. For more information, visit

Stop into Rubensteins (102 St. Charles Ave., 581-6666; to see the newly renovated first-floor men's department complete with Venetian plaster facades and walnut woodwork. The Ladies' Shop on the second floor remains open and will be part of phase two of the store's $2.5-million renovation project next year.

M.S. Rau Antiques' (630 Royal St., 523-5660; special-edition fine jewelry catalog is now available online at the store's Web site. The catalog features 240 pieces of jewelry set with diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, pearls and other gemstones.

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.