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New Orleans shops

New Orleans isn't a city. It's a Petrarchan sonnet. There's no other place on the planet like it. I think it was sawed loose from South America and blown by trade winds across the Caribbean until it affixed itself to the southern rim of the United States.
– James Lee Burke

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Afternoon sun at Avery Fine Perfumery.

Look beyond the beads — there's antique curiosities, wooden toys, and local art for the taking.

Aidan Gill

  • Uptown, Barbershop, Boutique, $$$$ $$
  • 2026 Magazine St.
  • New Orleans, LA, 70130
  • +1-504-587-9090
  • Website | Email

Gents can shop for fancy razors, toiletries, and bow ties while waiting for a hot-towel shave and haircut in the old school barbershop chairs at the back of the shop.

Ann Koerner Antiques

  • Uptown, Antiques, House and Home, $$$$ $$$
  • 4021 Magazine St.
  • New Orleans, LA, 70115
  • +1-504-899-2664
  • Website | Email

A beautifully curated collection of rustic housewares, shabby chic antiques, and 19th-century furniture.

The Arthur Roger Gallery

  • Warehouse District, Gallery, $$$$ $$$
  • 432 Julia St.
  • New Orleans, LA, 70130
  • +1-504-522-1999
  • Website

A rotating cast of the city's best local artisans and contemporary artists display their work (drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media) at this pioneering gallery.

Avery Fine Perfumery

  • Warehouse District, Boutique, $$$$ $$$
  • 527 St. Joseph St.
  • New Orleans, LA, 70130
  • +1-504-522-7102
  • Website

A sunlit shop — filled with salvaged woods, metals, and mirrors — stands alone on this quiet street in the gallery district. A small collection of very special, hard-to-find French perfumes and artisanal colognes are available for the spritzing (onto feathers), sniffing, wafting, and collecting.

Box Paper Scissor

  • Uptown, Stationary, $$$$ $$
  • 3900 Magazine St.
  • New Orleans, 70115
  • +1-504-891-4664
  • Website

Stocked with stationery, journals, and fashion periodicals that are cool, edgy, and chic. This is not your grandma's notecard shop.

CeCe Shoe at MIMI

  • French Quarter, Boutique, $$$$ $$$$
  • 5500 Magazine St.
  • New Orleans, 70115
  • +1-504-269-6464
  • Website

The best shoe shopping in New Orleans. Designers include Jimmy Choo, Sophia Webster, and Charlotte Olympia. 

Defend New Orleans

  • Garden District , Boutique, $$$$ $$
  • 1101 First St.
  • New Orleans, 70130
  • +1-504-941-7010
  • Website

Skip the touristy T-shirt shops in the Quarter and pick up a locally designed tees instead. Proceeds from sales are donated to post-Katrina recovery efforts.

Earth Savers

  • Uptown, Beauty, Boutique, $$$$ $$$
  • 5501 Magazine St.
  • New Orleans, 70115
  • +1-504-899-8555
  • Website

Half shop, half spa, it's just as easy to lose yourself in the Dead Sea mud treatment as in the rows of serums and shampoos.

Faulkner House Books

  • French Quarter, Bookstore, $$$$ $$
  • 624 Pirate’s Alley
  • New Orleans, LA, 70116
  • +1-504-524-2940
  • Website

Rare first editions of Southern literature along with a nice selection of contemporary fiction are stacked floor-to-15-foot ceiling. Pick up a little Tennessee Williams or Walker Percy for the ride home.

Friend

  • Lower Garden District , Boutique, $$$$ $$
  • 2115 Magazine St.
  • New Orleans, 70130
  • +1-504-218-4214
  • Website

A stylish men's shop straight outta Brooklyn. Brands include APC, Saturday Surf NYC, and Soludos. Check out the magazine rack for a hard-to-find indie titles.

Grove Street Press

  • Uptown, Stationary, $$$$ $$
  • 521 Saint Joseph St.
  • New Orleans, 70130
  • +1-504-281-4575
  • Website

Run by a pair of cousins set up a manual printing press in a little shed in Louisiana. Now it's a full-blown shop selling mighty nice greeting cards, prints, and "life's little, yet abundant joys."

Island of Salvation Botanica

  • Marigny, Specialty, $$$$ $$
  • 2372 St Claude Ave. #100
  • New Orleans, 70117
  • +1-504-948-9961
  • Website | Email

Meet with Sally Ann Glassman, New Orleans' Voodoo Priestess, and have your own gris gris bag made "to keep the haters shufflin'." Stock up on money candles and chicken feet for protection.

Longshore Studio Gallery

  • Uptown, Gallery, $$$$ $$$$
  • 4848 Magazine St.
  • New Orleans, 70115
  • +1-504-458-5500
  • Website

Pop artist Ashley Longshore's studio showroom is a glittery jewel box of eccentric, colorful paintings of fashion figures and famous artists. 

Loomed NOLA

  • Garden District , Specialty, $$$$ $$$
  • 2727 Prytania St., Ste. 13
  • New Orleans, 70130
  • +1-504-304-2047
  • Website | Email

The owners of this shop had the incredible idea to move to Turkey, source textiles, and sell them in New Orleans. Turkish scarves and towels make excellent gifts, and the kese exfoliating mitt will come in handy for sore feet after walking the length of Magazine Street. 

Mitch's Flowers

  • Uptown, Florist, $$$$ $$
  • 4843 Magazine St.
  • New Orleans, 70115
  • +1-504-899-4843
  • Website

Where you can pick up Oysteria's gorgeous, handmade oyster plates, an excellent gift or keepsake from your time down south.

Octavia Books

  • Uptown, Bookstore, $$$$ $$
  • 513 Octavia St.
  • New Orleans, 70115
  • +1-504-899-7323
  • Website

A favorite spot for bookworms with a special selection of local literature and city-centric titles. 

Perch

  • Uptown, House and Home, $$$$ $$$
  • 2844 Magazine St.
  • New Orleans, LA, 70115
  • 1+504-899-2122
  • Website | Email

A home design shop with vintage and contemporary furniture, art, antiques, and awesome tabletop pieces.

Retroactive Vintage Shop

  • Uptown, Vintage, $$$$ $$
  • 8123 Oak St.
  • New Orleans, LA, 70118
  • 1-504-864-8154
  • Website

A boutique brimming with headdresses, handbags, sparkly jewels, and antique bric-a-brac. If you’ve ever been tempted to wear a lariat, now’s your chance.

Sucre

  • Uptown, Specialty, $$$$ $$
  • 3025 Magazine St.
  • New Orleans, LA, 70115
  • +1-504-520-8311
  • Website | Email

Lovely sweets shop is very generous with samples. Pick up pralines and chicory coffee gelato for immediate consumption. Take back souvenirs in gorgeous packaging.

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