French Quarter Shopping Featured Stories

How to Dress for Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Mode by David FaryCostumes are to the Carnival season as peanut butter is to jelly - frankly, they’re indispensable.Practical Tips on How to Dress for Mardi GrasIf you want to really enjoy Mardi Gras, dress comfortably. You'll likely be doing a lot of moving around and...Read More

Cigars and the Good Life in the French Quarter

Photo by Trevor MarkCigars may not be native to Louisiana, but they have certainly taken firm root in the city’s celebrated culture of indulgence.The traditional finale to a rich meal, the cigar is also used to mark an important event such as the birth of a child or the completion of...Read More

French Quarter One-of-a-Kind Series: Uncommon Scents

By: Tara McLellanTop to bottom: Hové Parfumeurs Owner Amy van Calsem Wendel, Perfumed strips each featuring hand-blended Hové scents, Hové room scents and scented candles.When visiting Hové Parfumeurs in the heart of the French Quarter there are two things you can be sure of - the...Read More

Quarter Top Hats: Kabuki Design Studio

By: Tara McLellanA Small Selection of Designs from Kabuki Design Studios' Owner & Designer Tracy ThomsonFor milliner and accessories designer Tracy Thomson, her artistic career has truly come full circle in New Orleans. "Hats basically start out as circles. Circles to me represent...Read More

French Quarter One-of-a-Kind Series: An Enlightening Experience at Bevolo Gas and Electric

By: Tara McLellanA wide range of unique hand-crafted gas & electric lanterns from BevoloDrew Bevolo, third generation owner of Bevolo Gas and Electric, is unlike most business owners. Sure, he can give you the facts and figures of last month’s sales, what designs the company...Read More

Back to Her Roots: Spiritual Sustenance, Insight and Healing at Erzulie’s

By: Tara McLellanTop to bottom: The 'Root Queen' Anna Parmelee; Erzulie's Authentic Voodoo shop in the French QuarterAnna Parmelee may have been known for many titles throughout her life - broadcast media professional, advertising executive, licensed airplane pilot - but her favorite...Read More

Fashion Forward in the French Quarter

By: Tara McLellanWhether you're already a diva or a diva in training, a chic chick or a trendsetter, a deal spotter or a vintage collector, New Orleans has the girl gear for you. From rock star to pretty princess, glamour girl to tomboy, in a town that truly embraces the individual, these...Read More

French Quarter Shopping: One-of-a-Kind Stores

Photo by Selena N.B.H. on flickr.Shopping in the French Quarter runs a long gamut of opportunities: from high end chain retail in at The Shops at Canal Place to magical spell components at a voodoo-for-tourists shop located down a small back alleyway. You’ll find just about every version...

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Photo courtesy of Wellington & Company Fine Jewelry on FacebookWhether you're looking for a gift or to treat yourself with a new piece of jewelry New Orleans is a good choice for jewelry shopping. It has some of the best antique stores in the world, stocked with exquisite luxury items, plus...

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Hat Shopping in the French Quarter and Nearby

Photo courtesy of Fleur de Paris on FacebookThemed weddings. Mardi Gras balls. Thanksgiving at the racetrack. Afternoon tea. New Orleans offers no shortage of opportunities to don your finest hat—and thanks to its costume culture and over-the-top reputation, you can be sure that there’s...

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5 Essential New Orleans Record Stores

LA Music Factory photo by Infrogmation of New Orleans on FlickrYes, you could fire up Spotify to stream your favorite New Orleans musicians—but the warmth, crackle and hiss of vinyl has so much more personality. (Not to mention that the beautifully designed sleeves can double as wall art.)...

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Shopping for Discovery and Surprise

Photo by Trevor MarkIn the battle against strip malls and generic chain operations, it seems like the merchants of New Orleans’ French Quarter can claim victory. Personality and individuality prevail here, and diverse, often family owned and operated retail establishments line the...

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French Quarter Shopping: The Best Perfumeries

New Orleans is often compared to a bewitching but temperamental woman. If that analogy is apt, then she’s also a perfumed one. From delicately fragrant honeysuckle and sweet olive to ghostly night-blooming cereus, floral scents hang heavy in New Orleans’  humid, subtropical air. They are...

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Photo courtesy of Trashy Diva on FacebookIt’s often said that a stroll through the French Quarter is like stepping back in time. Whether you’re viewing 18th-century buildings like the St. Louis Cathedral, or taking in 1940s-era music at a jazz club, it’s easy to feel transported to a...

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By: Jyl BensonTop to bottom: M.S. Rau's Chevy Chase sideboard. Sideboard Detail. Antique Pistols from Cohen & Sons. A Shopper Browsing a Display of Antique ArmamentsIn the mid-1800s furniture maker Gerrard Robinson of Newcastle, England, was oddly inspired to dedicate six years...

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By: Jyl BensonRetro-Vintage-Estate-Antique. By any name it's dazzle to die for...While the practice of wooing women with jewels may offend some gals, they probably aren’t from New Orleans. Throughout the ages Southern women have typically responded with great zeal to gemstone-laden...

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By: Jyl BensonOne of the Quarter's specialty music stores, the Louisiana Music FactoryThe lack of formality that pervades New Orleans’ live music scene also distinguishes the city’s most rewarding retail music shops, most of which are located within blocks of one another in the French...

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