Hemline coming to Towne Center; Sip & Shop Friday

Hemline coming to Towne Center

Hemline has announced plans to expand to Towne Center. The boutique carries an eclectic assortment of contemporary lines of clothing, shoes and accessories. It will be the second Baton Rouge location for the boutique, whose original Baton Rouge location is on Highland Road (pictured above). The new shop will open at the end of June.

Muffy LeBlanc, who has worked for the company for 15 years, originally managed the Highland Road location before opening a location in Lafayette and operating it for the last seven years. She and her husband Chris are opening the Towne Center shop. The Hemline store at 16645 Highland Rd. has been open since 2005. Hemline is based in New Orleans and has 19 locations across Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.

Sip & Shop Friday

Take a look at some local designers’ wares this weekend during Sip & Shop. The Baton Rouge Fashion Council, a local collaborative organization of clothing and jewelry designers, will host the event at Blend tomorrow, Friday, June 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. Local designers and boutiques that will be on hand include SoSis, Annie Claire Designs, Whitney C. Gaspard Jewelry and Hudson 1895. While perusing the goods, you can enjoy a glass of wine from the downtown bar at 304 Laurel St. RSVP to get more information. — Matt Sigur