For over forty years, Santa's Quarters has provided exceptional year-round Christmas and holiday decor to the diverse crowd of the French Quarter.
Millions of travelers pass through the French Quarter every year, whose size cannot compare to the wealth of culture, entertainment, and handcrafted keepsakes in the New Orleans neighborhood.
David Erath, who acquired the 6,000-square-foot shop in 2005, tells us their location in the heart of the Quarter attracts mainly tourists seeking original Christmas decor, as well as the Mardis Gras and Halloween collectibles that speak to the area's roots.
As the owner and sole buyer for the shop, David knows the importance of hitting both tradition and originality for his customers, making sure to stock classic reds, greens, and jolly Santas, as well as themed or whimsical gifts like Katherine's Kissing Fish.
David tells us, "We carry the most unique, special items that we can find, and that's precisely why we carry a large amount of Katherine's. In a specialty gift shop such as Santa's Quarters, quality and uniqueness are a requirement."
After many years in the business, David offers his advice for retailers who are thinking about carrying the Katherine's brand. "Katherine's pieces sell themselves. When buying a design, go all the way and buy all of the accompanying pieces that go with a particular theme. Almost every year, my largest display window has featured a complete Katherine's Christmas theme with all the trimmings, and there's no doubt it brings in a lot of passers-by."
Behind the scenes of the daily shop duties, David is like many of our other retailers who look forward to visiting the Katherine's showroom to choose his designs, where abundant inspiration and knowledgeable representatives ensure your experience is valuable and enjoyable.