Look beyond the beads — there's antique curiosities, wooden toys, and local art for the taking.
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.
A beautifully curated collection of rustic housewares, shabby chic antiques, and 19th-century furniture.
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.
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.
Stocked with stationery, journals, and fashion periodicals that are cool, edgy, and chic. This is not your grandma's notecard shop.
The best shoe shopping in New Orleans. Designers include Jimmy Choo, Sophia Webster, and Charlotte Olympia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Pop artist Ashley Longshore's studio showroom is a glittery jewel box of eccentric, colorful paintings of fashion figures and famous artists.
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.
Where you can pick up Oysteria's gorgeous, handmade oyster plates, an excellent gift or keepsake from your time down south.
A favorite spot for bookworms with a special selection of local literature and city-centric titles.
A home design shop with vintage and contemporary furniture, art, antiques, and awesome tabletop pieces.
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.
Lovely sweets shop is very generous with samples. Pick up pralines and chicory coffee gelato for immediate consumption. Take back souvenirs in gorgeous packaging.