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Businesses on Columbia make it easy to shop local

There are a handful of holiday deals even the most discriminating shopper should be aware of on South Columbia Street in Bogalusa.

At Gayle’s Jewelers, located at 406 S. Columbia, owner Bridget Russell said the “perfect gifts” are Finger Print charms. Customers should place their orders for a custom Finger Print charm and receive a bracelet or necklace with a purchase. Orders must be done by Nov. 30.

Also, spend $300 on Renaldo bracelets and receive a free Ronaldo “Love Knot” bracelet, valued at $99 while supplies last.”

“As a locally owned business, you, the customer, are our everything,” Russell said. “We love Bogalusa. Pick your favorite Bogalusa business and go support them. Let’s not let any more local businesses fade away. Your purchase can make a difference.”

Russell said the sale is currently going on.

Gayle’s Jewelers is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Polka Dot Tree, located at 431 S. Columbia, offers monogramming and applique clothing, glitter and heat transfer initials. The store is doing 30 percent off on related items and different sales every week between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

“You can bring in items for personalization, initials or embroidery,” owner Charlotte Hughes said.

The store is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Green Goat Trading Co., located at 426 S. Columbia St., is offering 20 percent off artificial Christmas trees. Regular prices range from $5 to $80. The sale begins on Dec. 1 and runs through Christmas Eve.

Business hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday from and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

At Esma’s Second Time Around Consignment, located at 428 S. Columbia St., the store is offering 50 percent off Christmas decorations and extra month layaway.

The business is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Wild Blu Boutique, at 427 S. Columbia St., has 20 percent off the entire stock on Friday and 10 percent the entire stock on Saturday and Sunday, according to owner Chelbe Crain.

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

Closet to Closet Consignment Shop is currently offering 50 percent off on all red-tagged clothing items while supplies last.

The business, located at 415 S. Columbia St., is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

Starting Friday until Dec. 31, The Coffee Mill will be offering special flavors of the month of peppermint mochas and eggnog, available in lattes and frappes. Lattes are $3.50, while frappes are $3.75.

Gift certificates are also available.

The Coffee Mill is now open for business on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and closed on Mondays.