The Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street in New Orleans' Central Business District.

RUBENSTEINS: NEW ORLEANS’ PREMIER MEN’S CLOTHING AND SHOE RETAIL STORE IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT

EXPERIENCE LUXURY SHOPPING AT NEW ORLEANS LEGACY RETAIL STORE, RUBENSTEINS, A LEADER IN THE MEN’S CLOTHING INDUSTRY

Rubensteins on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street is a locally-owned men’s specialty clothing and shoe store offering a luxurious retail experience in the epicenter of New Orleans’ Central Business District. Family-owned since 1924, Rubensteins on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street is the gold standard of men’s fashion and retail customer service in New Orleans.

In addition to our custom-fitted clothing, Rubensteins on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street carries an extensive retail collection of the finest tailored clothing, sportswear, suits, sports coats, footwear, and accessories for men in New Orleans. Rubensteins delivers an impressive retail collection of designer men’s apparel conveniently located beneath the Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street in New Orleans’ Central Business District.

The Rubenstein Hotel and a red streetcar on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street in New Orleans' Central Business District.

THE HISTORY OF RUBENSTEINS’ RETAIL STORES IN NEW ORLEANS’ CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT

OUR CENTURY-OLD MEN’S RETAIL STORE HAS BEEN LOCALLY OWNED AND FAMILY-OPERATED IN NEW ORLEANS’ CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT SINCE 1924

The Rubenstein retail legacy begins during the 1920s on the corner of Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans’ Central Business District. Morris Rubenstein, a young man in love, wished to marry the girl of his dreams, but alas, her father would not grant his blessing until young Morris found a job. At the time, employment in New Orleans’ Central Business District was scarce, but ignited by passion, Morris used knowledge from his family’s dry goods business on Rampart Street to open his own retail store. By 1924, Morris opened Rubensteins, a haberdashery store selling shirts, ties, separate collars, and other clothing items to fashionable young men on Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans’ Central Business District and, yes, went on to win his future father-in-law’s approval, marrying the love of his life.

After sales and cash on delivery payables, Morris ended with 47 cents net profit on his opening day and motivation to persevere in New Orleans’ Central Business District retail industry. Despite the small profit initially, New Orleans’ Rubensteins on Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue in the Central Business District grew rapidly, and financial support and additional personnel for the retail store became necessary. Morris Rubenstein’s brothers, Elkin and Sam, soon joined the New Orleans retail company. As the Central Business District business continued to grow between 1925 and 1929, the family expanded Rubensteins into the additional retail space on New Orleans’ Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue.

In the 1930s, during the Great Depression in New Orleans’ Central Business District, as surrounding businesses were failing, Rubensteins approached its St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street landlord, asking to reduce the rent or they would go out of business. Knowing his New Orleans retail tenants would be successful in the future, the landlord said he would reduce the rent of the property on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street instead of having empty real estate in the Central Business District.

This agreement enabled Rubensteins to keep the St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street retail store in New Orleans’ Central Business District open through the Great Depression. As the country emerged from the recession and the New Orleans retail store prospered, Rubensteins purchased the St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street property, including the corner building, from the property owner, Abe Minus. After Rubensteins completed its expansion and renovation of the new Canal Street space in the Central Business District, a grand opening announcement appeared in New Orleans’ Times-Picayune on December 7, 1941.

Unfortunately, the timeline of World War II coincided with Rubenstein’s grand opening on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street in the Central Business District and added a few hurdles to the New Orleans business. However, Rubensteins added a ladies’ clothing department and closed it on Saturdays to persist throughout the war. When World War II ended, Rubensteins invited young New Orleans men who served to visit the St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street retail store for all their business clothing needs. As these young men grew into successful New Orleans businessmen, they became Rubensteins’ main clientele against established men’s retail stores in New Orleans, such as Godchaux, Porters, Stevens and Company, and Marks Isaacs.

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Rubensteins added the Madison Shop on Canal Street, a trendy men’s retail store for the new New Orleans generations. At the same time, Andre and David, Elkin’s sons, graduated college and joined Rubensteins in New Orleans’ Central Business District to run the Madison Shop with its own entrance on Canal Street. By the 1970s, jeans were in, and the second generation of the Rubenstein legacy opened the All-American Jeans retail division in New Orleans. The Rubensteins retail location in New Orleans’ Plaza Shopping Center followed soon after.

By the 1980s, Rubensteins on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street in the Central Business District had expanded to a third retail branch in Metairie’s Lakeside Shopping Center near New Orleans. In the following decade, Kenny, Mark, Robbie, and Niki Rubenstein, Andre and David’s sons and wives, joined the New Orleans family retail business.

As sales slowed in the Plaza and Lakeside retail centers, Rubensteins shifted focus to its downtown New Orleans real estate on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street in the Central Business District. A third generation of Rubensteins, David’s children Hilary and Allison joined the New Orleans retail company in 2000.

On October 18, 2005, less than two months after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the retail store on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street in New Orleans’ Central Business District re-opened. Rubensteins did not expect significant business but wanted to convey that New Orleans’ Central Business District was re-opening for business and would survive Katrina.

Today, New Orleans’ Rubensteins consists of seven neighboring buildings at the corner of Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue in the Central Business District, with the Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue resting atop. The Rubensteins are fortunate to have operated the family retail business on Canal Street in New Orleans’ Central Business District for over a century across three generations. Our family retail business is committed to making New Orleans a better place for future generations to live and work. Rubensteins on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street was proudly named the first Independent Retailer of the Year by the Daily News Record, a New York-based men’s apparel industry publication and “Gold Standard” on Esquire magazine’s Best of Class List.

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The Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue’s rooms and suites offer a sophisticated stay near New Orleans’ most sought-after Central Business District and French Quarter attractions. Our 40-room boutique hotel lives on the top floors of the historic Rubenstein store building, providing scenic views of both New Orleans’ Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue. All hotel rooms include personal amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, and a hair dryer. Hotel guests can also savor our New Orleans bar, the Madison Shop Bar, on the first floor of the Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street.

CORPORATE

The sophisticated Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street has all the accommodations business travelers could ever need during their New Orleans Canal Street stay. Situated in the heart of the Central Business District, next to Rubensteins clothing store, the Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street is near the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, making it an exceptional location for business travelers. The hotel offers corporate hotel guests luxurious stays while offering accessibility to the historic French Quarter, Canal Street retail shopping, and Harrah’s New Orleans Casino.

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Experience New Orleans sophistication while staying at the Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street in the Central Business District. Our accommodations provide hotel guests with a blend of historic grandeur and nearby entertainment, ensuring an elevated New Orleans stay. Whether planning a shopping spree at Rubensteins retail store or an entertaining business trip, the Rubenstein Hotel, conveniently located on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street, is the perfect choice for a downtown New Orleans adventure. Book a stay with New Orleans’ Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street today.

LIFE AROUND THE HOTEL

  • THE SAZERAC HOUSE
  • SHOPS AT CANAL PLACE
  • CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER
  • RIVERWALK OUTLETS
  • BAR MARILOU
  • PALACE CAFE
  • THE RUSTY NAIL
  • LUKE
  • SOFIA

FAQS

New Orleans’ Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street is a boutique accommodation near the French Quarter, Canal Street retail shopping, and Harrah’s New Orleans casino. Retail shoppers staying at the Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street in the Central Business District can get a custom fitting or shop leisurely at Rubensteins, our historic men’s clothing store, next door. Our hotel rooms and suites offer superior amenities and comfort and deliver stunning views of downtown New Orleans a few steps outside our hotel doors.

The Rubenstein Hotel in New Orleans’ Central Business District provides scenic views of Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue. All New Orleans hotel rooms include personal amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, and a hair dryer. Hotel guests can also savor our New Orleans bar, The Madison Shop Bar, on the first floor.

Our 40-room boutique hotel lives on the top floors of the historic Rubenstein store building, providing scenic views of New Orleans’ Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue. Several hotel rooms and suites feature large windows overlooking New Orleans’ iconic Central Business District.

New Orleans has public transportation options near the Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street in the Central Business District, including the streetcar line right outside our New Orleans hotel’s front doors on Canal Street. Guests can also access secured valet parking for an additional fee.

Parking at the Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street makes touring the busy Central Business District easy. New Orleans’ Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street offers secured valet parking 24 hours a day, a Central Business District rarity, to all hotel guests staying in New Orleans for a fee.

New Orleans’ Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue’s Madison Shop Bar bar serves New Orleans cocktails and classic drinks like the French 75 and Old Fashioned alongside a sophisticated atmosphere. Hotel guests can access the Madison Shop Bar, Wednesdays through Saturdays, for a to-go cocktail before exploring New Orleans.

Located at the epicenter of the Central Business District, the Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street is near many of New Orleans’ most iconic landmarks, like Harrah’s New Orleans Casino. Hotel guests can also easily explore the French Quarter’s most historic landmark attractions, such as Bourbon Street and Jackson Square, which are a short walk from the hotel.

New Orleans’ Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street in the Central Business District resides among corporate buildings, retail shops, and historic landmarks, making it a prime accommodation for business travelers, shoppers, and history buffs. Our hotel is a short taxi ride from New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, and Harrah’s New Orleans Casino is just steps from our hotel doors. Still, our hotel remains a quiet and sophisticated stay among the bustling city landscape.

New Orleans’ Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street in the Central Business District is a short walk from the historic French Quarter for bars and restaurants, Canal Street for Harrah’s New Orleans Casino, and St. Charles Avenue for Mardi Gras celebrations.

Families traveling to New Orleans will enjoy their stay at the New Orleans’ Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street in the Central Business District. Our New Orleans hotel is in a central location with easy access to transportation and family-friendly attractions. Our amenities, hotel rooms, and services can accommodate New Orleans hotel guests of all ages.

New Orleans’ Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street has all the accommodations business travelers may need during their stay in the Central Business District. Situated in the heart of the Central Business District, next to Rubensteins clothing store, the Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street is near New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, making it an exceptional location for business travelers.

While staying at New Orleans’ Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street in the Central Business District in the winter, hotel guests can expect sunny skies and mild cold weather. During the summer in New Orleans, temperatures and humidity rise. The spring and fall seasons in the Central Business District are mild and enjoyable.

Our New Orleans hotel rests on the historic men’s specialty clothing and shoe store Rubensteins. The retail store has been locally owned since 1924 and delivers an impressive, high-quality men’s apparel collection. Our hotel guests can enjoy a luxurious retail experience on New Orleans’ iconic Canal Street in the Central Business District, right below their hotel room or suite.

The Rubenstein Hotel lives in a central location within New Orleans on Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue in the Central Business District. Business travelers staying at the Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street can easily travel to New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center by taxi, streetcar, or bus.

Our sophisticated Hotel on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street puts hotel guests just a ten-minute walk from Harrah’s New Orleans Casino. Hotel guests staying at the Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street can also take the Canal Street streetcar to Harrah’s New Orleans Casino.