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New Orleans Shopping

A guide to the shops, boutiques, sales, malls, fairs, markets, and discount stores of New Orleans, with an emphasis on local businesses, of course.
  1. Antiques & Collectables (10)
  2. Art Galleries & Studios (20)
  3. Book Shops and Bookstores in New Orleans (3)
  4. Jewelry (8)

Where to Get a Costume in New Orleans
Buy or Rent a Costume in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, Halloween, Oktoberfest, Pirate Week, Bastille Day, or anytime.

Where to Get a Pumpkin for Halloween in New Orleans
Where to get pumpkins for Halloween in New Orleans including top pumpkin patches, Jack-o-Lanterns carved by surgeons, kid activities, mazes and more.

The top malls in the New Orleans area for shopping including Clearview,...
The top malls in the New Orleans area for shopping including Clearview, Oakwood, Lakeside, Esplanade, Riverwalk, Canal Place and more

Museum & Non-Profit Shops in New Orleans
A list of museum and non-profit shops in New Orleans, where your shopping will also benefit a charity.

The Historic New Orleans Collection Museum and Research Center
The Historic New Orleans Collection Museum and Research Center

Accent Annex
1009 McDermott Rd. You can by beads anywhere in the city, but this is where the serious paraders go. Buy Mardi Gras beads by the case, masks, costumes, dolls, toys, decorations, and whatever else you can throw into crowded streets without injury. They also carry the necessities for St. Patrick's.

Aidan Gill
550 Fulton St., open 7 days, 2026 Magazine St., closed Sundays. This business is for men only as an "authentic antique haberdashery and barbershop." Great grooming products, ties, and accessories are in the front, with the barber chairs in the back. Sit down, have a whiskey and hot towel, then enjoy a clean shave courtesy of the handmade razor and badger shave brush.

All-American Tees
4536 Magazine. Screen-printed T-shirts. They'll help with T-shirt design and produce custom shirts for businesses, schools, organizations, and individuals.

As You Like It Silver Shop
3033 Magazine St. Silver and more silver: jewelry, flatware, novelties, and much more. They also clean and repair silver pieces.

Belladonna Day Spa
2900 Magazine St., closed Sundays. The spa section offers facials, manicures, massages, and more, but I have been most impressed by the expertise of the salespeople in the cosmetics area. The large retail space also carries New Orleans-themed housewares and decorations, especially for Christmas.

Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights
521 Conti St. Traditional and antique lighting fixtures are made by hand to the specifications of many different architectural designs.

Bourbon French Parfumes
805 Royal St. Original fragrances and custom blending.

Boutique du Vampyre
828 Royal St. Art, T-shirts, candles, custom fangs, and other vampire-related goods -- for all your vampire-related shopping needs!

Cigar Factory of New Orleans
415 Decatur St. Can't make it down to Cuba this week? Don't worry. "We roll aged Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan Tobaccos to create three lines of distinctive cigars that compliment each of our unique wrappers."

Couture Shades of Illumination
1226 Chartres St. "Custom couture lampshades, pillows, and throws designed by Kathleen Knost create the allure of the past in ambiance and craftsmanship with personalized style for all environments."

Drea Custom Designs
"Custom window treatments include gorgeous silk drapes, linen drapes, suede panels, roman shades, all made from exclusive designer fabrics. Coordinating throw pillows compliment all of our luxurious drapery. Custom furniture hand crafted from solid wood, spectacular lighting, designer area rugs all come together to create the perfect space."

Feet First
4119 Magazine St. and 526 Royal St., both open 7 days. Shoes, handbags, and accessories galore, with new inventory added every week. The crowded shelves hold over 50 designers, such as Kate Spade and Michael Kors, and feature local favorites, such as Dirty Coast, NOLA Couture, and Feelgoodz.

Fleur de Paris
523 Royal St. Classic boutique, with custom daytime and cocktail hats, couture clothing, purses, jewelry, silk scarves, shawls, and lingerie.

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania St. "We carry a large collection of regional titles - new and used; design, art and gardening books; fiction and non-fiction; children's; and signed first editions and limited editions by many regionally and nationally acclaimed authors."

Garden District Needlework Shop
2011 Magazine St., open Wed-Sat. The largest knitting/needlepoint store in the southeast offer over 300 different yarns, over a thousand hand-painted canvases, and hundreds of threads in silk, linen, merino, and more. They offer regularly scheduled beginning and advanced classes, expert finishing, and a fun place to hang out.

5515 Magazine St. Great place to buy gifts that feel like New Orleans. Lots of curios, accent furniture, and home accessories.

Head to Toe
816 Decatur St. Men and women's accessories, including handbags, scarves and shawls, hats, nightgowns, jewelry, cummerbunds, ties, cufflinks, shirts and boxer shorts.

Helm Paint & Decorating
Multiple locations in and around New Orleans. Lots of paints, as well as window treatments, wall coverings, decorative accessories and faux products.

Hové Parfumeur
824 Royal St. Fragrances for men, women, and the home, along with powders, lotions, oils, and more.

Humidity Skateboards
515 Dumaine St. "Our mission is to represent skateboarding in New Orleans and to serve the skateboarding community here in New Orleans. You will not find anything other than 100% skateboarding: no heelies, no wakeboards, pogo sticks, tail devils, slip-tape, flip-flops or inline skates." So there.

Interiors and Extras
330 Chartres St. Full-service home design. "We pride ourselves on making each job tasteful, exciting, comfortable, and very personal."

Leontine Linens
3806 Magazine St. High-quality linens. Products include: bedding, towels, shower curtains, table linens, cocktail napkins, jewelry, cosmetics, boudoir accessories, robes, gowns, pajama sets, and much more.

Louisiana Music Factory
210 Decatur St. "Find your favorite Louisiana & New Orleans music, including New Orleans Jazz, Cajun music, Zydeco music, Blues, R&B, Funk, Gospel, Brass Bands, Ragtime, Reggae, Swing and more."

630 St. Ann St. Fabulous collection of handmade masks.

Mélange Sterling
5421 Magazine St. "Mélange Sterling is proud to offer an extensive selection of American sterling flatware, new and antique sterling hollowware, gifts, china and jewelry for your personal collection and gift giving needs."

New Orleans Crab Bag Company
606 Royal St. Apparel, home accessories, gift items, and New Orleans-themed souvenirs, as well as local art from James Dean (Pete the Cat), Gail Hickman, Anna Geraci, and more.

Orient Expressed
3905 Magazine St. Antiques, accessories, knickknacks, linens, jewelry, and hand-smocked clothing.

Santa's Quarters
1025 Decatur St. It's Christmas all year 'round, with artificial trees, twinkling lights, ornaments, displays, wreaths, garlands, topiary, and whatever else the elves can find.

Total Woman
3964 Magazine St. Closed Sunday, appointments available. This is what boutiques are all about: upscale clothing, personalized service, and collections from Gucci to Cynthia Steffe.

Villa Vici
2930 Magazine St. Home furnishings and design, upholstery by Mitchell Gold and Lee Industries, lighting, armoires, dining rooms, home office, and more.

Voodoo Authentica
612 Dumaine St. Voodoo for the tourists, of course, but a fun place to pick up a gift: Voodoo dolls and crafts, Voodoo spells, books, potions, Hawaiian art, etc.

Whisnant Galleries
222 Chartres St. Over 12,000 square feet of showroom space filled with antique oil paintings, estate jewelry, arms and armor, fine furniture and an impressive collection of ethnic jewelry.

Wine Seller, The
5000 Prytania St. A retail wine, beer and liquor store with a large selection of domestic and imported wine. They deliver.

Yvonne La Fleur
8131 Hampson St. Extremely upscale apparel features silk dresses, sportswear, suedes, evening gowns, and wedding gowns from all over the world.

Things to Do in New Orleans
Things to Do in New Orleans

Creole Tomatoes
Article about the Creole Tomato, the favorite summer vegetable of New Orleans. It a big, vine-ripened, crowned red tomato grown in backyards and sold at local farmer markets, roadside stands, and grocery stores. Several cultivars can grow up to be Creole tomatoes if grown in the special conditions of the river parishes of southern Louisiana.

New Orleans Essentials
New Orleans Essentials for daily life in and background knowledge about New Orleans including information about jobs, schools, history, geography, language, government, civic issues, elections, statistics, hurricanes, films, books, celebrities, photos, and practical advice for living in New Orleans.

Black Friday Shopping in New Orleans
A list of options for Black Friday Shopping in New Orleans in 2011.

American Girl Dolls of New Orleans
An article about the American Girl doll friends of New Orleans, a pair of best friends from different backgrounds in 19th century New Orleans during a yellow fever epidemic. The characters are featured in six American Girl books and portrayed in American Girl dolls, along with various accessories.

Top King Cakes in New Orleans Grocery Stores & Supermarkets
A list of the top king cakes in new orleans grocery stores & Supermarkets

Louisiana 200th Birthday Bicentennial Stuff
Louisiana 200th Birthday Bicentennial Stuff is all around including a music cd, US postal stamp, a film, posters, websites, license plates, guns, and memorabilia. Plus Bicentennial Babies born on the April 30, 2012 birth have special status and a birthday gift.

Where's Waldo? Shopping Uptown New Orleans
A Where's Waldo local New Orleans shop local promotion contest will be held at uptown shops near Octavia Books, an independent bookstore in New Orleans in July 2012.

6 More Farmers Markets in Metro New Orleans
6 More Farmers Markets in and near New Orleans including markets on the Northshore in Slidell, Covington, and Mandeville, as well as the West Bank's Westwego Market and New Orleans city markets including Treme's Armstrong Park Marketplace.

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