10 Best Places to Shop in Garden District, New Orleans

Aidan Gill for Men

Garden District Fodor's choice

Merging the attentiveness of a spa with the old-world charm of a barbershop, this high-end men's salon caters to guys who prefer getting a hot-towel shave and a haircut while enjoying a whiskey. The front of the store is devoted to manly diversions, with shaving sets, contemporary and New Orleans–theme cuff links, pocket knives, wallets, bow ties (a specialty), grooming products for face and hair, and gifts.


Garden District Fodor's choice

Eclectic, feminine, and contemporary, this store's home furnishings are the sort you'd find in a high-end architectural magazine. If you love the look but don't have the decorating gene, the staff provide interior design services.

Funky Monkey

Garden District

Popular with local college students, this clothing exchange mixes new, used, and vintage apparel for men and women with hipster T-shirts, handmade costumes, and lots of quirky accessories—all at affordable prices.

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Garden District Book Shop

Garden District

This small store at the Rink boutique shopping center is packed with works of history, fiction, and cookbooks by local, regional, and national authors; it was the first stop on novelist Anne Rice's book tours when she lived in New Orleans. Autographed copies and limited editions of her titles are usually in stock, and the store hosts frequent author events.

Gogo Jewelry

Garden District

You'll find yourself in a good mood after spending just a few minutes in this store surrounded by Gogo Borgerding's brightly colored jewelry designs. Her vibrant cuff bracelets, made of sterling silver and anodized aluminum, are the store's signature pieces. The boutique also carries her sterling-silver necklaces, rings, and other items, as well as works by a few other artists. A quirky blend of kitsch and high-end, the shop also features offbeat items like paint-by-number sets and taxidermy.

La Belle Nouvelle Orleans

Garden District

In this eclectic shop, industrial lighting and reclaimed building materials mix with European antique furniture, artwork, porcelain, sculpture, and oddities from the 18th to 20th centuries. An open-air patio outfitted with garden benches, fountains, and other outdoor decor is linked to the main showroom by a warehouse-type gallery stacked almost floor to ceiling with furniture, salvaged doors, and other architectural items.

Magazine Antique Mall

Garden District

If you are easily overwhelmed, you should take a deep breath before you walk into this expansive shop, where every possible inch of counter and shelf space is filled with antiques and vintage goods. You will find an array of costume and fine jewelry, vintage photographs, antique clocks, home decor, glassware, clothing, silver, furniture, china and ceramics, and a variety of other collectibles from a number of vendors.

Magazine Street Merchants Association

The Magazine Street Merchants Association publishes a free brochure with maps and descriptions of the myriad stores, galleries, restaurants, and shops that line the city's boutique strip; it's available in hotels and stores, or you can request or download one from the association's website.

Spruce Eco-Studio

Garden District

Even if you aren't looking for environmentally friendly furniture and accessories, this chic home-decor store is worth a visit for its carefully chosen collection of Jonathan Adler ceramics and lamps, John Robshaw bedding, and Greenform outdoor items. The owner has a sharp eye for design, and an environmental consciousness that makes going green seem smart and easy. Note that you can visit by appointment only.

Thomas Mann Gallery I/O

Garden District

Handmade jewelry by local artist Thomas Mann, known for his "technoromantic" pins, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces (often featuring industrial-style hearts), is showcased here, alongside work by a changing slate of other artists. The result is an eclectic mix of contemporary jewelry, housewares, sculpture, and unique gifts—the "I/O" stands for "Insight-full Objects."