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The Crescent City's shopping is as eclectic as its music, food, and culture. In local boutiques and specialty stores, you’ll find everything from rare antiques to novelty T-shirts, artwork, jewelry, fashion, and foods that represent the city's varied flavors. Up and down Magazine Street and throughout the French Quarter, you'll spot old-world influences intersecting with modern trends, making

it easy for even the most discerning shopper to find something new to treasure.

New Orleanians have a deep love for their city and its culture. For shoppers, this translates into pride-centric merchandise, including jewelry and clothing bearing city emblems, such as the fleur-de-lis—the stylized iris design associated with New Orleans since its early days—and Mardi Gras masks, black-and-gold Saints symbols, and humorous statements about political issues and local personalities. Residents strongly support local entrepreneurs, and there are many homegrown stores selling locally made goods.

Make sure to pay attention to some of the city's artwork. Posters designed around Jazz Fest and other special events, for example, often become collector's items. In the thriving arts districts, you'll find contemporary works by local artists alongside renowned names in the art world. The sounds of New Orleans—Dixieland, contemporary jazz, rhythm and blues, Cajun, zydeco, rap, hip-hop, and the unique bounce beat—are available in music stores, such as Louisiana Music Factory and Peaches Records, and at live-music venues including Preservation Hall, Snug Harbor, and House of Blues. Bookstores stock a plethora of local books on photography, history, cooking, and folklore. Clothing stores focus on items that wear well in New Orleans's often intense heat and humidity, with styles ranging from the latest runway fashions to vintage frocks and styles by local designers.

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Vintage 329

  • Antiques/Collectibles

An essential stop for memorabilia collectors. Vintage 329 carries items autographed by celebrities, such as a framed photo signed by...

Violet's

  • Clothing

Girly girls rule at this boutique, which caters to the softer side of feminine dress, featuring skirts, sexy blouses, handbags, jewelry,...

Waldhorn & Adler

  • Antiques/Collectibles

Founded in 1881, one of the city's oldest antiques stores specializes in French, Italian, and English furniture from the 18th, 19th,...

Wehmeiers

  • Clothing

Exotic leathers—especially American alligator, lizard, and South African ostrich—become fashionable men's and women's belts, boots,...

What's New

  • Gifts/Souvenirs

Everything in this store carries a New Orleans theme, making it a great place to buy souvenirs people will actually want to keep, including...

Whisnant Galleries

  • Antiques/Collectibles

Antique weapons and armor are the real eye-catchers here, with pieces from the Gothic to the art-deco period, but the shop also carries...

Wine Institute of New Orleans

  • Wine/Spirits

This hybrid institute, best known as "WINO," is part wine school, part wine store, and part high-tech wine-tasting experience. Walk around...

Yesteryear's

  • Local Specialties

Elaborate feather masks made by owner Teresa Latshaw and other artists make up most of the inventory, but voodoo dolls and folklore objects...

Yvonne LaFleur

  • Clothing

Although the clothes may be stylish and contemporary, this beloved local boutique's approach is decidedly old-world elegance. Owner Yvonne...

perch

  • Household Items/Furniture

Eclectic, feminine, and contemporary, this store's home furnishings are the sort you'd find in a high-end architectural magazine. If...

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