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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This upscale women's clothing store provides on-trend apparel, shoes, and accessories from contemporary labels such as Diane von Furstenburg...

Aux Belles Choses

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This dreamy cottage of French and English delights has richly scented soaps, vintage and new linens, antique enamelware, collectible...

Basics Underneath

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The ladies here are focused on ridding the world of sagging bra straps and overflowing cups. With a sharp eye for measurement, the staff...

Belladonna Day Spa

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This haven of relaxation offers the usual day-spa services—pedicures, manicures, massages, facials, etc.—while the gift shop area,...

Blue Frog Chocolates

  • Gifts/Souvenirs

Chocolates and other confections from all over the world are sold from an old-fashioned display case, and truffles, cocoa, and a host...

C. Collection

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Geared toward fashion-forward college students, this store resembles a sorority-house closet jammed with hip, flirty, affordable clothes,...

Canine Connection & Canine Culture

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This dog boarding facility has a retail shop that stocks an array of gourmet pet food and treats, designer bowls, toys, health products,...

Carol Robinson Gallery

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This two-story Uptown house features contemporary paintings and sculpture by U.S. artists, with a special nod to those from the South,...

Cole Pratt Gallery

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Contemporary paintings and sculptures by more than 40 Southern artists are displayed in this modern space. Opening receptions are held...

Dirty Coast

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T-shirts and bumper stickers with the phrase "Be a New Orleanian. Wherever you are" deeply resonated with displaced residents after Hurricane...