Category Archives: Shopping

T-shirts for sale (free advertisement for The Bear, who’s the artist)

A reader asks:

“A while back I saw something about these City By The Sea t-shirts on your website, but I don’t recall any of the details.  Do you have any idea where I can purchase two of these shirts?”

Yep! They are being sold at Healing Oasis, 252 East Park Avenue, near the Country boy bakery. Phone 516-431-5400.  $18 or
two for $30.
[These aren’t my t-shirts for the blog. I wanted to make that clear. They were created by an artist who goes by the name The Bear, who is part of the LB DOMS]

Get yer reusable bags ready. Carryout Bag Ordinance will be effective on Earth Day, April 22nd.

Get yer reusable bags ready.  Long Beach business owners have just been notified by our city of the new Carryout Bag Ordinance. I know it’s not a popular topic for many, but I’m personally a fan. There is just way too much garbage flying around in our streets, sticking to trees and clogging up drains.

We have time. This new ordinance doesn’t go into effect until April 22nd, which is Earth Day. The real question is: Will it be enforced? Only time will tell.  Don’t worry, though. You’ll still be able to get your precious petroleum bags from whomever stills offers them. It’s just going to cost you some pennies.

I cropped the original letter to appear larger on the blog.

Ooh la la LB : Shop Local Holiday Night 12/17, 3-7PM

The holidays are approaching super quick and we wanted to get our customers into the holiday spirit so we are hosting a holiday event on Saturday, December 17th from 3-7 PM and our neighboring stores will be serving sweets and promoting our event as well. We will have a pink Santa to take pictures with, hot cocoa, baked goods, promos, sales and more!

Ooh la la LB
134 E Park Avenue
Long Beach, NY 11561
(516) 431-4070

The Best Holiday Gift for any Parent: Brannock Junior Foot Measuring Device

Brannock Junior Foot Measuring Device: The Best Holiday Gift for any Parent

Click photo to go to the Amazon page

Yes. This is not exactly Long Beach-related and definitely not about shopping locally, but I just bought one of these devices and you should too. If you’re a parent of a toddler or infant, there is really nothing else for me to say here.  You know the pain and agony it takes to get your kid’s feet measured. This expense is totally worth it. The one pictured above measures from infant size (US) 0 to childs (US) size 5. Will measure most children up to the age of 10! [LINK]



Long Beach Calendars, by Long Beach photographer Kevin Schultz

unnamedIt’s almost time to turn our calendars over to 2017. In preparation, Long Beach photographer Kevin Schultz has created a calendar featuring a collection of local images that show the color and unique sights of Long Beach. It’s a true Long Beach calendar, as all images were photographer within Long Beach city limits.

The calendar is printed on high quality glossy paper and denotes all major federal and religious holidays. Copies are available at for $19.99 each, with free shipping to addresses in Long Beach, Island Park and Atlantic Beach.


Ooh la la Boutiques Live Models Event [This Friday!]

Ooh la la Boutiques will be hosting our admired Live Models event this Friday, October 21st from 4-7 PM at our Long Beach store located at 134 East Park Avenue. Girls will be modeling our latest fall collections in our storefront window and we’ll be serving sweets, cocktails, tunes and more in the store, as well as a 10% off entire purchase discount for shoppers. It’s a great event and a fun way to showcase our newest and trendiest fall arrivals!

Ooh la la Boutiques
134 E Park Ave,
Long Beach, NY 11561