Acadiana Business

Around Town: Bengals & Bandits opens Lafayette location

by Kari Walker

Baton Rouge-based collegiate clothing store comes to Main Street in River Ranch.

Bengals & Bandits Baton Rouge location on Highland at the gates of LSU

The Baton Rouge-based Bengals & Bandits retail store is opening a location in Lafayette at Main Street in River Ranch next to Bath Haus. The shop's flagship location sits at the gates of LSU's campus on Highland near The Chimes restaurant and carries unique apparel and gifts for Tiger fans. The Lafayette location will also offer LSU gear, but plans to focus on Ragin' Cajun fans.

Owner Eric Hedrick aims to provide Cajun fans gear to outfit  for the season and is slated to open mid-August, after minor renovations to the space.

"We will support local designers and small boutique lines that cater to UL fans, students and alumni, but we want our customers to have a source for unique LSU items currently not offered in Lafayette," says Hedrick.

In the meantime, to preview what Bengals & Bandits offers to Baton Rouge shoppers, visit its website for a taste of styles traveling west on I-10 next month.