Best Places to Shop Vintage, Antiques, Art and More in New Orleans



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 the spot for locally made art, jewelry and  higher end souvenirs. For the other end of the scale, visit the French Market, where t-shirts and colorful beads abound. The 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. 


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French Quarter
Fifi Mahony's


Whether you're in drag or not, you'll want to know about this quirky shop, where outrageous wigs in all colors of the rainbow, some towering Marie Antoinette style, keep company with theatrical makeup and accessories, all making for interesting...  Read More


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French Quarter


Faulkner House Books is a full service new and used book store located in the French Quarter in a property where William Faulkner himself penned his first novel. The store specializes in literature unique to the city and by authors who lived or...  Read More




Located on famed shopping street Royal in the French Quarter, this locally owned specialty boutique never disappoints. Peruse through more than 2500 gift items on hand ranging from Mardi Gras masks to jewelry to home decor items. Guests lose...  Read More


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Riverbend

Oak Street has many claims to fame, including great local music and amazing food, but the compact street also offers some interesting shopping opps. Taking the St. Charles Streetcar from the French Quarter makes traveling here easy. When you get...  Read More


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French Quarter
Shops at Jax Brewery


The Shops at Jax Brewery, located in what once was the largest independent brewery in the South built in 1891, combine a riverfront location with a portfolio of national and local brands including Chico's and Gumbo Kids. The property has four...  Read More




The Shops at Canal Place deliver another much loved upmarket shopping collection. Anchored by the fashion leader Saks Fifth Avenue, the tony Shops includes the swank Theater at Canal Place and the new-to-Nola Tiffany & Co. , home to the...  Read More


The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk
Photo courtesy of The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk


A year under wraps, the $70 million redo of the circa 1984 Riverwalk Mall opened May 29, the first Outlet Collection in any downtown in America. The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk is gorgeous, airy, filled with natural light and river views,...  Read More


French Market


The French Market is a bustling, open air shopping center that can hold up over 220 vendors on a given day. You can shop for paintings, clothing and specialty items while enjoying the famous New Orleans street music and smells of fresh gumbo and...  Read More


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French Quarter

While offering similar types of shops, the Royal Street experience differs significantly from Magazine Street. First, located a block away from Bourbon street, the area is more reminiscent of a European 19th century city, with horse drawn...  Read More


Magazine Street


Magazine Street, which runs from Canal Street to Audubon Park, is a six mile long shopper's paradise. With dozens of funky boutiques, galleries, and restaurants to choose from, Magazine Street is a terrific place to connect with local...  Read More


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Meet Beth D'Addono

Beth D'Addono is a food and travel writer obsessed with flavor, exploring cultures, street music and the city of New Orleans.

Beth writes about New Orleans and other destinations for outlets...  More About Beth

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