About Us

Our Team!

Gloria and Allison

Gloria opened Wise Buys in 1988. In the mid 90's her daughter Allison joined her after finishing her degree in Fashion Merchandising. Together they use their fine tuned selection skills to curate seasonal collections for their diverse clientele. As busy women, their lifestyles influence the way they buy for the store. Special attention is always paid to fabric and style without sacrificing comfort. In almost 30 years of business, they have made life long friends with many of their customers and are honored to provide a personal shopping experience. They look forward to seeing you soon!


Liz is a New Zealander married to a trumpet playing Architect. After 3 years in NYC they arrived in New Orleans to play Jazz and buy a big old pre-civil war fixer upper. She loves cats, picnics, Paris, Prada, the perfectly polite and elegant people of the south and assisting the precious Wise Buys clientele!


As a native New Orleanian, Charlene is very proud to work with the wonderful mother-daughter team of Gloria and Allison. It is also a treat for her to work with the other staff member, Liz. After graduating with a degree in Marketing and moving back to New Orleans in 2008, she feels that she has landed in the best fit possible for her. She loves her job and loves living in the French Quarter.