Shopping in New Orleans

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The historic French Quarter’s resistance to chain stores mean that you can stumble across a plethora of unique boutiques for some of the best shoppin... Read More

The historic French Quarter’s resistance to chain stores mean that you can stumble across a plethora of unique boutiques for some of the best shopping in New Orleans, whether it’s the fine antiques of MS Rau or the weird and wonderful scents of Hove Parfumeur. Typical local style can be picked up at Meyer the Hatter or Mignon Faget, or you can broaden your local music or literary education browsing at Louisiana Music Factory or Faulkner Books. Markets have always played a huge part of life in this port city, and one of the oldest institutions in the USA is open every day at the French Market, while a new generation of creative souls sell their wears at the nightly Frenchmen Art Market.

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  • Faulkner House Books

    It's hard to avoid the great American literary influences in New Orleans. Truman Capote drank at the Carousel Bar, Tennessee Williams finished A... Read More

  • Frenchmen Art Market

    In 2013, an empty lot on Frenchmen Street was turned into an experimental night market to take advantage of the nighttime foot traffic that wandered the... Read More

  • Graphite Galleries

    The artistic leanings of New Orleans are hard to ignore, but the market is notably saturated with "local" art—landscapes of the Quarter, musicians, and... Read More

  • Hove Parfumeur

    Amid the antique shops and vintage jewelry stores on Royal Street is another ode to past pleasures. Resembling a Victorian parlor full of potions, this... Read More

  • Krewe du Optic

    In a city that's heavy on tradition, it's refreshing to find emerging New Orleans brands that already seem like they'll be here for the long haul. Named... Read More

  • Le Garage

    The likelihood of needing a spur-of-the-moment costume in New Orleans is inordinately high. Parades don't just happen during Mardi Gra; there's some... Read More

  • Louisiana Music Factory

    Live music is the lifeblood of the city, and it's natural to want to take some of that essential character away when leaving town. Louisiana Music... Read More

  • Meyer The Hatter

    There's just something about New Orleans that makes it a great city for wearing a hat, whether it's lightweight and wide-brimmed to fend off the sun, or... Read More

  • Mignon Faget

    New Orleans loves its own, and designer Faget, a Creole girl from downtown NOLA, is no exception. She's been making great jewelry since the late 1960s,... Read More

  • MS Rau Antiques

    Royal Street is awash with antique stores, and the most museum-like is also one of the oldest in town. MS Rau has been located here for well over a... Read More

  • Rubensteins

    A haberdashery called Rubenstein's Men's Store was opened by a Russian immigrant at 102 St. Charles Avenue in 1924, and within 20 years it had expanded... Read More

  • The French Market

    This stretch of units running parallel to the Mississippi River had its beginnings in commerce as a Native American trading post, and was dedicated as a... Read More

  • The Shops at Canal Place

    New Orleans is resistant to large chain stores taking over their landscape, and the lack of malls downtown is a refreshing absence. The closest the city... Read More

  • Trashy Diva

    What began as a small vintage clothing store in 1996 has become a successful small chain of boutiques, catering to customers looking for classic, retro... Read More

  • Clone of MS Rau Antiques

    Royal Street is awash with antique stores, and the most museum-like is also one of the oldest in town. MS Rau has been located here for well over a... Read More

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