May 24, 2021

‘A Little Something Extra’ Opens at Tesoro Viejo

Jane Saunders knew it was time for a “monumental change.”  The long-time owner of Top Drawer said it was time to move forward and find a new idea and start drawing on a new blank canvas.

The Lagniappe shop

She found her inspiration at Tesoro Viejo.  She was having lunch with her daughter at AXIS Coffee Bar & Eatery and the thought hit her: why not bring a curated shopping experience right to the heart of Tesoro Viejo’s Town Center?

She opened The Lagniappe – which means “a little something extra” and is a nod to her years in New Orleans – in “the HUB” building at Tesoro Viejo in late February.

The boutique is a “conscientious, curated, concierge retail experience” and represents a new journey for Jane.  This self-described “born-retailer” knows that the retail industry was changing.

“The retail business has changed, and it’s never going back,” Jane explains.

While the physical store has closed, Top Drawer continues as an online shopping experience, featuring her cornerstone brand, Vera Bradley, as well as Elizabeth W and Lisa Todd.

The Lagniappe represents a pivot in retail, giving a more personalized shopping experience for those who still want to touch and feel the products they are buying.  Jane opened The Lagniappe at Sierra Sport and Racquet Club and is excited to open the second location at Tesoro Viejo.

The Lagniappe store interior

“I have always wanted to be more than a place to sell ‘stuff,’” Jane explains.  “It is an extension of me, but it is bigger than me – it’s part of the community.”

And community is what she found at Tesoro Viejo.  Her high-end gift items and collections are offered right in the heart of Tesoro Viejo’s Town Center in the Hub, Tesoro Viejo’s welcome center.  There’s a focus on hostess gifts, but includes her cornerstone brand of Vera Bradley and Elizabeth W.

Whether you need that special baby shower gift or headed to a friend’s housewarming and need a thoughtful gift, stop by The Lagniappe at “the HUB.”

Jane continues to evolve the retail experience, responding to the needs of the customers.  She knew it was time for a change and The Lagniappe at Tesoro Viejo represents just that – even the paint on the beautiful display cabinets is called “A New Day.”

Thanks to Jane, it’s a new day at Tesoro Viejo with a unique, curated shopping experience right in the heart of Town Center.

“We are so pleased to offer this convenient, but unique shopping experience for our residents and visitors,” said Brent McCaffrey, president of Tesoro Viejo.

Visit the The Lagniappe in “the HUB” building, located at 4150 Town Center Blvd. in Madera for that little something extra!