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What are some memories you have of Haase's Shoe Store and Young Folks Shop.

As we enter our 100th year of business in New Orleans, we want to hear from you. What are some of your favorite memories shopping at Haase's Shoe Store and Young Folks Shop? Was it a specific product? The customer service? Getting a helium balloon form Buster Brown? Tell us what you remember. We look forward to reading the responses.

  • Michael Carmouche on

    What a fantastic “mom & pop” shoe store. I recently needed a new pair of shoes for my 9-year old, who is very hard to fit. Living in the Lakeview area, I’m not sure how my wife stumbled onto Haase’s Shoe Store, but I’m glad she did, as this is definitely our new go-to spot for kid’s shoes. Located on Oak street just off of S. Carrollton, the exterior façade looks like it was taken right out of the 1960’s; and I like that a lot. Founded in 1921 as Haase’s Shoe Store and Young Folks Shop, they have 100 years of experience, and it shows. As I walked towards the store, I was immediately reminded of a Norman Rockwell painting, but I digress.

    Upon walking in, I was very courteously greeted by Mr. Kevin Caliva who, after asking what he could help us with, measured my sons feet and showed us what he had in stock. He was the consummate professional (no AL Bundy here) and treated us like we were the only people in the store, which we definitely were not. They had an incredible selection of kids’ shoes. Not only did they have a large selection of tennis shoes, but they also carried boots, first walkers, casual shoes, infant crib shoes, loafers, moccasins, Oxfords, rain boots, slipper, sandals, lots of Velcro shoes up to size 5 and a huge assortment of kids school shoes. In fact, their section of solid black sneakers for school use was the most diverse I’ve ever seen in ANY shoe store.

    Haase’s also sells clothing, some school uniforms, accessories and does monogramming. They even sell gift cards, which I think would be a big hit, as this store is phenomenal. We left the store with a brand new pair of Asics for my son. Kevin took my contact information, as we wanted another pair of shoes that he didn’t currently have in stock. However, we are going to gladly wait for a new shipment, as this is now our go-to store shoe store for our son!

    I can’t recommend this place enough!

  • Judith Windhorst Cahill on

    My youngest son Luke had extremely wide feet as a baby. In the days before the internet, Haase’s was the only place we could get shoes to fit him – beautiful European crafted baby shoes that were so wide they were square. From then on, we bought all of our kids’ shoes at Haase’s, which was always a fun family outing. Luke is now 22 years old, and we still love telling the story of his square Haase’s shoes. From then on, we bought all of our kids’ shoes at Haase’s. We now have our first grandchild and cannot wait to bring him to Haase’s for his first “real” shoes (and maybe a balloon). Long live Haase’s!

  • Judith Windhorst Cahill on

    My youngest son Luke had extremely wide feet as a baby. In the days before the internet, Haase’s was the only place we could get shoes to fit him – beautiful European crafted baby shoes that were so wide they were square. From then on, we bought all of our kids’ shoes at Haase’s, which was always a fun family outing. Luke is now 22 years old, and we still love telling the story of his square Haase’s shoes. From then on, we bought all of our kids’ shoes at Haase’s. We now have our first grandchild and cannot wait to bring him to Haase’s for his first “real” shoes (and maybe a balloon). Long live Haase’s!

  • Joyce Nicholson Schmitt on

    In the late 50’s and early 60’s, When I went to Ursuline and then to Dominican HS I always got my saddle oxfords at Haase’s.

  • SUsan LeBon on

    When our house burned down I called Terry and that afternoon she had everything I needed for my three young children. I will never forget she had shoes , underwear, school uniforms, pajamas, and play clothes. My children didn’t miss a beat thanks to Haase’s. It was so heart warming to walk in and see she knew what they wore and their sizes! A loving memory of a tragic day. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart❤️ Susan LeBon


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