French Quarter Shopping Featured Stories

How to Dress for Mardi Gras

Costumes are to the Carnival season as peanut butter is to jelly — indispensable. We encourage you to consider wearing one, or at least to accessorize with a sparkly headdress and some feathers. At the very least, wear something in the Carnival colors — purple, green and gold. Not only will...

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The Ultimate French Quarter Guide to Christmas in New Orleans

During the holiday season in New Orleans, the city’s predilection for spectacle goes into overdrive. Here are some of the sights and shows that make for an unforgettable December visit, plus our picks on where to eat, including some of the best Reveillon dinners going on in the city. What to...

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Mother’s Day in the French Quarter and Nearby

New Orleans and the French Quarter in particular are fantastic options for Mother's Day, from the elegant perfection of jazz brunches and the relaxing stroll on the scenic Mississippi River waterfront to exploring the magnificent architecture of the centuries-old streets and shopping in the chic...

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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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Jewelry Stores in the French Quarter and Nearby

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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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...

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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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