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 gets is the Riverwalk Outlet and this, its more stylish counterpart. Expect to find familiar names along the lines of Anthropologie and Brooks Brothers, as well as local designer brands such as the NOLA-infused jewelry of Mignon Faget. When you're done browsing, there's a decent selection of cafes and an upscale movie experience at the Theaters at Canal Place, with wide, well-cushioned seats and servers delivering drinks while you view.