We’re Open on St Claude

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015



It’s official — our St Claude location is open for business! We’ve been open for about a week now, and we couldn’t be prouder. Below, we thought we’d share some pictures of the space — though they can’t replace coming to see us in person!


The shop is bounded by pretty black and white room dividers to give our customers privacy, but our sign lets everyone know what to expect inside:


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Directly to the left, you’ll find our refurbished armoire filled with top quality vibrators, dildos, butt toys, and kegel exercisers. We think it’s so important to have demo models (never used, of course!) so that folks can get a hands-on sense of the size and strength of each toy before they make a decision. Prices range from beginner to luxury — there’s a little something for everyone. Information on body-safe toy materials and lubricant types can be found on either side of the display.


Dynamo feminist adult store


Across from the entrance, we have our shelf of bath and body items — a full selection of highest-quality vegan lube from Sliquid, bath and body indulgences from Earthly Body, and a nice selection of mix-and-match condoms. We have latex and non-latex available.


Lube and bath and body


Following to the right is a display filled with a wide variety of kink items, many of them locally-sourced. We’re always looking to add more to this section — while we already stock some of our favorite items, we are very interested in what the New Orleans community would like to see here — please feel free to leave us feedback on this matter!


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You can’t miss this gorgeous three-strap harness from the local leatherworkers at Hellbent. (Note: Hope made the pasties in 2009. They are clunky and badly glued and totally not for sale–though we plan to offer NOLA-made pasties in the future!)

Hellbent Leather Harness


As a reminder, we are located inside LA46 (2232 St Claude, next door to the Allways Lounge). Our planned hours are as follows:

Monday – Noon-6pm
Tuesday – closed
Wednesday – closed
Thursday – Noon – 6pm
Friday – Noon – 7pm
Saturday – Noon – 7pm
Sunday – Noon – 5pm

Note that these hours are approximate — while we always plan to be available at these times, you may want to check our twitter (@dynamohope) or give us a call (504-534-8697) before driving across town. You can also give us a call if you’re in the area on a day we are closed but LA46 is open — if we’re nearby, there’s a chance we can pop over to help you out.

And as always, a big thank you to the fine folks at St Claude Main Street and LA46 for the opportunity.