New Orleans Shopping

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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A Gallery for Fine Photography

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The rare books and photography here include works from emerging local artists like Josephine Sacabo and Jerry N. Uelsmann; luminaries...

Angela King Gallery

  • Art Galleries

Gallery owner Angela King renovated an 1850s jewelry store into a modern gallery that exhibits oil paintings, prints, and metal and cast-glass...

Artist's Market

  • Art Galleries

This co-op of regional artists showcases a wide variety of works, including handmade masks, photography focusing on New Orleans personalities...

Aunt Sally's Praline Shop

  • Food/Candy

Satisfy your sweet tooth with an array of pralines, made while you watch. The traditional version is concocted from cane sugar spiked...

Bourbon French Parfums

  • Perfume/Cosmetics

Opened in 1843, this Old World–style shop offers about three dozen fragrances for men and women, including a 200-year-old formula for...

Brass Monkey

  • Antiques/Collectibles

This small, charming shop specializes in Limoges boxes with design motifs ranging from small red beans—a favorite food in New Orleans—to...

Café du Monde

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This open-air café and New Orleans landmark serves café au lait (half coffee, half hot milk) and beignets (holeless doughnuts sprinkled...

Cajun Clothing Co.

  • Clothing

A smaller version of the locally owned Perlis boutique on Magazine Street, this shop such items as polo shirts and neckties with crawfish...

Cameron Jones for Your Home

  • Household Items/Furniture

The contemporary furniture, local art, home accessories, rugs, art glass, lighting, and gift items in this petite shop meld a distinctly...

Currents Fine Jewelry

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Owners Terry and Sylvia Weidert create a variety of chic, art deco–inspired designs in 14- and 18-karat gold and platinum. ...