Ask a visitor why they come to New Orleans, and food and music usually tops the list. History, architecture, culture, we have it all here. But shopping? The riches of these assets are less apparent at first blush. But for those of us in the know, our shopping opportunities are diverse and vast.
New Orleans is a place filled to the brim with culture and zest for life and art. This makes for a unique shopping scene that begs discovery.
For admitted fashionistas, shopping is retail therapy. It soothes jangled nerves, stimulates the senses and gives us a fresh take on how we look and feel in the moment. The new Outlet Collection at Riverwalk is the latest destination for the fashion forward, but there are plenty of others. Antique and vintage shops line street corners on Decatur and Royal, frequented by locals and visitors alike.
Royal Street, just a block away from Bourbon and near to most hotels, is a terrific spot for locally made art, jewelry and higher end souvenirs. Near Esplanade in the FQ, visit the French Market, a mash up of t-shirts and beads along with some local art and by the way very tasty eats. Famous Magazine Street, with its plethora of home goods, boutiques and restaurants, is a quick streetcar ride away. Whether you are shopping for gifts for your kids or for a vintage furniture piece for your home, New Orleans has you covered.