Renowned for its little artisan shops, specialty boutiques, and fantastic art galleries, along with regular brand stores, spacious shopping malls, and store conglomerates, New Orleans promises to please when it comes to shopping. Many of the city’s shopping malls offer fantastic riverfront views.
© Algiers Plaza
Located just minutes from downtown New Orleans, Algiers Plaza is a spacious shopping center on the Westbank in Algiers that boasts a variety of retail, dining and lifestyle options from a last-minute grocery stop to the latest fashion trends and a library. The newly renovated plaza features mainstream stores such as TJMAXX, Winn Dixie, Walgreens, Burkes Outfit, and Ross Dress for Less, along with a wide selection of restaurants offering different cuisine, such as El Paso, Firehouse Subs, Buffalo Wild Wings, ad PJs Coffee. Located off Holiday Drive between General De Gaulle Drive and MacArthur Boulevard, Algiers Plaza is open seven days a week, year-round.
4100 General De Gaulle Dr, New Orleans, LA 70131, Phone: 504-681-3420
2.As You Like It Silver Shop
© As You Like It Silver Shop
The aptly named As You Like It Silver Shop is all about silver and sells a wealth of silver items, as well as offers services such as silver cleaning, polishing, restoration, hand-engraving, gift registration, and wrapping and more. The shop is the best place to go for unique gifts or celebratory items such as jewelry, cutlery, birth, anniversary or wedding presents, or home décor items, as well as silver cleaning products and storage for silver. The store also sells antique silver items and has a team of expert staff on hand to give advice and help with any questions regarding silver pieces.
3033 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, Phone: 504-897-6915
3.Basics Underneath Fine Lingerie- Swim & Gym
© Basics Underneath Fine Lingerie / Swim & Gym
Basics Underneath Fine Lingerie is a casual women's boutique that sells a wide range of undergarments from beautiful lingerie and foundations, to sleepwear, swimwear, and bridal lingerie in a range of sizes. The inviting store offers a variety of bras, panties, shapewear, and sleepwear for all body types and sizes, along with services such as plus individual, expert bra fitting and advice on best fits. The store is divided into two sections, and right next door the second half of the store, Basics Swim & Gym specializes in swim and gym wear and features top designers in resort wear, swimming apparel and accessories with personal expert service and fitting expertise.
5513 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, Phone: 504-894-1000
4.Bottom of The Cup Tea Room
© Bottom of The Cup Tea Room
Bottom of the Cup Tea Room is a historic tea shop in the French Quarter and is renowned for its quirky fortune telling and tarot card reading. Opened in 1929 in the heart of the city’s famous French Quarter, Bottom of the Cup Tea Room offers an unusual spot to take a break from sightseeing and shopping where guests can have their palms read, and futures told over a cup of tea and a slice of cake. The eclectic café also sells crystals, handmade and silver jewelry, and incense and serves a variety of over 100 types of teas from around the world. Bottom of the Cup Tea Room is open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week and appointments can be made for fortune-telling or tarot card reading experiences.
327 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130, Phone: 800-729-7148
© Bourbon Pride
Located in the heart of the French Quarter, Bourbon Pride is a retail gift shop that sells a selection of clothing, accessories, jewelry, and gifts for the LGBT community. Located on Bourbon Street in the heart of the city, the store offers something for every occasion from everyday wear to special events. Visitors to the shop can purchase a variety of products such as custom-designed shirts, apparel and accessories, greeting cards, jewelry, and custom-designed clothing. Visitors to the store can buy in-store or order online and have their purchases delivered.
909 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116, Phone: 504-566-1570
© Canal Place
Place Canal Place is an upscale shopping mall and premier shopping destination in New Orleans that offers a wide selection of high-end brand chains, specialty shops, and designer boutiques, along with top-shelf retailers like Saks 5th Ave, Brooks Brothers, Tiffany, and Ann Taylor. The mall features over 30 retailers spread over three floors, an upmarket movie theater with reserved seating, in-theater dining, and ultra-comfortable recliner seats, and the four-star The Westin New Orleans Canal hotel, which is located in the middle of the mall and boasts magnificent views of the Mississippi River. Services at the mall include covered on-site parking hourly and daily rates, a food court with an array of casual eateries and restaurants, and a lush atrium with festive seasonal decorations.
333 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, Phone: 504-522-9200
7.Defend New Orleans
© Defend New Orleans
Located in the Uptown/Garden District of New Orleans, Defend New Orleans sells a wide range of apparel for men, women, and children, along with accessories and gifts for all occasions. Opened in 2003, Defend New Orleans takes pride in being a brand that celebrates and preserves New Orleans culture and is a representation of the city’s pride and unwavering spirit. A percentage of proceeds from merchandise sales is donated to local non-profit organizations, giving back to the community that supports the business. The store specializes in custom-designed tanks, T-shirts, and hoodies, as well as accessories and gifts, and is open seven days a week.
1101 First Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, Phone: 504-941-7010
© Dirty Coast
Dirty Coast is a boutique store in the Uptown/Garden District of New Orleans that specializes in clothing and accessories for men and women, along with posters, prints, and other quirky items. Driven by the mantra, “Be a New Orleanian, Wherever You Are,” the local brand store creates and sells merchandise that aims to be part fashion, part social commentary, part inside joke for fellow New Orleanians. The store sells a variety of super-comfy graphic tees with creative, witty sayings that show a love for NOLA and offer a unique gift or souvenir.
5631 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, Phone: 504-324-3745
© Earth Odyssey
Located in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Earth Odyssey is a spiritually-focused store that sells designer sterling silver jewelry, aromatherapy, beads, crystals and gemstones, rocks and fossils, and other spiritual paraphernalia. The quirky store also offers psychic readings, energy healings, and other holistic services. Visitors to the store can purchase a range of spiritual-focused items, including sterling silver jewelry, Fleur de Lis and copper jewelry, aromatherapy products, rocks and minerals, fossils, gemstone beads, tarot and oracle decks, books, and original artworks.
306 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130, Phone: 504-581-1348
10.Elmwood Shopping Center
Elmwood is a sprawling outdoor collection of boutiques, department stores, big box retailers, and casual restaurants. Big brands and names that can be found in the center include Big Lots, Best Buy, Big Lots, Marshall's, Old Navy, World Market, and Ulta. Fronting South Clearview Parkway and not too far from the hustle and bustle of downtown New Orleans, the center features a variety of national and regionally based food places for hungry shoppers to grab a quick bite from Boulevard American Bistro and Theo's Pizza. Other stores in the center include Express Factory Outlet, Torrid, a plus-size women's fashion store, Banana Republic Factory Store and more.
1200 S Clearview Pkwy, New Orleans, LA 70123, Phone: 504-733-1800
11.Faulkner House Books
© Faulkner House Books
Located on Pirate’s Alley in the heart of New Orleans’ beautiful and historic French Quarter, Faulkner House Books is a bookshop selling classic and local interest books and a sanctuary for fine literature and rare editions. Once the former home of William Faulkner and now owned and operated by attorney Joseph J. DeSalvo Jr., the bookshop was established 15 years ago on William Faulkner’s birthday and has been serving both locals and visitors from New Orleans and the surrounding area ever since. In addition to selling books by William Faulkner, the store also sells New Orleans and Louisiana-related titles, Johnsoniana, Southern Americana, and titles by Tennessee Williams and Walker Percy. The full-service new and used bookstore also sells artisan jewelry from Accessory Artists, bongs and water pipes, and toys from Town Square and the staff at the shop are knowledgeable, helpful, and hospitable.
624 Pirate Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116, Phone: 504-524-2940
12.Forever New Orleans
© Forever New Orleans
Set in the heart of the French Quarter, Forever New Orleans is a stylish corner boutique that sells vintage apparel and accessories, home décor and decorative pieces, furnishings, kitchenware, Fleur de Lis décor, guidebooks/historical/cookbooks, candles, artworks, aromatherapy and bath products, seasonal gifts and locally crafted New Orleans items. Established in 2007 and based in the beautiful LaBranche Building, on the corner of Royal and St. Peter Streets, the store has grown to span across three locations and is the perfect place to find beautiful gifts, home décor and unique furnishings, and a range of eclectic pieces of art.
700 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116, Phone: 504-586-3536
© French Market
The French Market is open-air shopping center in the heart of the French Quarter that stretches for six blocks from Jackson Square to Café du Monde and houses up to 220 vendors on a busy day. Founded as a Native American trading post before European colonization, the market is the oldest of its kind in the country and is included on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail. Visitors to the market can buy a wealth of items from local art, T-shirts, and hats to Mardi Gras souvenirs, along with an array of local and internationally-inspired food such as fresh gumbo and jambalaya, crawfish, raw seafood, Cajun, Creole and more. The market offers free walking tours on weekdays, a farmers' market Wednesdays and Saturdays, and hosts numerous special events throughout the year.
700-1010 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, Phone: 504-636-6400
© Funky Monkey
Funky Monkey is a locally-owned and operated an eclectic store on Magazine Street that sells an array of vintage, new and used clothing and accessories for men and women, along with custom-made T-shirts, hipster couture and indie labels, handmade costumes, and contemporary basics and trends for every day. Founded in 1997 and popular with locals, Funky Monkey is the place to go if you are looking for a costume for a party or celebration, a unique gift, or something new to wear.
3127 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, Phone: 504-899-5587
15.Lakeside Shopping Center
© Lakeside Shopping Center
Located at 3301 Veterans Memorial Boulevard in the suburb of Metairie, Lakeside Shopping Center is the largest and one of the busiest malls in the New Orleans metro area. The first regional shopping mall in New Orleans, the 967,000 square foot-mall boasts four major retail anchors, namely J. C. Penney, Macy's, Dillard's, and Zara, and more than 120 stores and restaurants. Other stores in the mall include M.A.C., Lane Bryant, Gap, Old Navy, and Eddie Bauer, as well as designer boutiques such as Talbot's and Ann Taylor Loft. When shoppers are tired of trawling around the mall, they can head to one of the many restaurants on Veterans Boulevard. Lakeside Shopping Center is a tax-free shopping destination, and a convenient on-site refund center gives refunds for purchases from over 130 participating stores.
3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70002, Phone: 504-467-0723
16.Louisiana Music Factory
© Louisiana Music Factory
Louisiana Music Factory is an independent record and CD store in the French Quarter that specializes in local music with an extensive inventory of New Orleans and Louisiana music. Established over 20 years ago, the independently owned music store is based on the ground floor of the building that was once Junque Antique Shop on Frenchmen Street and features a wealth of new and used vinyl, 45s, 78 rpm records, DVDs and CDs. In addition to classic catalog titles with a focus on traditional jazz, Blues, Cajun, and Zydeco, the store also sells posters, artworks, postcards and music books, apparel and accessories, and music equipment such as drum heads, guitar strings, harmonicas, tambourines, amp cables and more. The store also holds weekly in-store performances throughout the year, and free concerts by local and national bands, particularly during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival period.
421 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, Phone: 504-586-1094
Magnolia Marketplace is a 115,281-square-foot shopping center located at the intersection of South Claiborne Avenue and Toledano Street in New Orleans’ Central City neighborhood.
SEC of South Claiborne Avenue and Toledano Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, Phone: 504-523-4481
18.Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo
© Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo
Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo is a tiny shop and museum on Bourbon Street that specializes in all things psychic and voodoo. Located in the former home of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau II, the second Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, the quirky store and museum sell a variety of many Voodoo-related items, spiritual items, and books. The store also features a Voodoo Altar and has a back room where visitors can experience spiritual readings, spells, and Tarot card readings. Once the home of the daughter of the first Voodoo Queen of New Orleans who was known for her wild rituals in the swamps around New Orleans, the building is thought to be haunted with the ghost of Marie Laveau. Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo is open Monday through Sunday.
739 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116, Phone: 504-581-3751
19.Meyer The Hatter
© Meyer The Hatter
Meyer The Hatter is a third-generation hat store located in downtown New Orleans that sells a variety of hats for men and women. Established in 1894 by Sam H. Meyer as Meyer's Hat Box, the small shop prospered over the years by selling Stetson hats and men's ties and grew into the South's largest hat store. Now owned by third-generation Meyers, the store still sells high-quality hats and caps from the world's leading manufacturers, including Borsalino, Bailey, Dobbs, Mayser Kangol, and Stetson. Meyer The Hatter also offers hat-related services such as hat-fitting and cleaning, and expert staff is on hand to advise about styles and sizes. Meyer The Hatter is open Monday through Saturday, year-round.
120 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, Phone: 504-525-1048
© Moonshine Nettie
Moonshine Nettie is a one-stop vintage shop in Marathon Village that sells a range of vintage clothing, jewelry, and accessories. Owned by two sisters and named after their grandmother, Nettie, the historic landmark French Quarter shop sells everyday wear, designer fashion, and sparkly items for nights on the town, such as classic pearl snap western shirts, trinkets and accessories, and flashy leopard coats. Shoppers will find a variety of brands such as Antique Archeology Nashville, Bang Candy Company, Corsair Distillery, Otis James, and Lightning 100, along with plenty of unique gifts, trinkets, and fun items for special occasions.
901 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, Phone: 504-544-5482
© Oakwood Center
The Oakwood Shopping Center is a major shopping mall in Terrytown on the West Bank of the Mississippi River. Opened in 1996 and named initially Oakwood Mall, the shopping center is accessible by the Crescent City Connection and boasts over 360,000 square feet and 80 specialty shops, including regional and national retailers such as J.C.Penny, ALDO, Dillard's, and Sears, along with Footlocker, Forever 21, Finish Line, and Journeys. A spacious 20,000-square-foot food court offers a variety of cuisine including Café Du Monde, Famous Wok, Auntie Ann’s, and Chic-Fil-A. A variety of services and amenities at the mall include a children’s play area, family restroom, mobile charging stations, a nursing lounge, stroller, and wheelchair rentals, copy and fax services, and complimentary wireless Internet.
197 Westbank Expy, Gretna, LA 70053, Phone: 504-361-1550
22.Shops at Jax Brewery
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Located in a historic former beer brewing facility dating back to 1891 and once the most significant independent brewery in the south, the Shops at Jax Brewery is a collection of stores, cafés, and boutiques with spectacular city views. Based on an architecturally striking 19th-century building, the beautifully renovated building boasts four floors housing an array of shops from holds exclusive and distinctive New Orleans shops to nationally known brand stores. Visitors can shop for New Orleans art and apparel, ladies ready-to-wear, handmade jewelry, team sportswear, and Louisiana food products, and the spacious food court offers several choices for casual dining. Lazy River Southern Fare & Spirits is a must for local specialties like po-boys and gumbo.
600 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130, Phone: 504-566-7245
23.The Good Shop
© The Good Shop
The Good Shop is a collaborative shop based in New Orleans that sells a wide variety of handcrafted and homemade gifts made by local artisans, artists, and creatives. The store offers all kinds of items from clothing, accessories, and apparel for men and women, to home décor, artworks, specialty gifts, and more.
5706 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, Phone: 504-264-2478
24.The Quarter Stitch
© The Quarter Stitch
The Quarter Stitch is a historic store in the vibrant French Quarter neighborhood that has been selling a wide variety of both hand-painted needlepoint canvases and hand-dyed luxury yarns for knitting or crochet since 1969. The cozy boutique is packed with an array of items for knitting, sewing, and crochet, including canvases, a small selection of locally inspired cross-stitch designs, thread, yarn, wool, and other home crafts and hobbies. Located half a block off Jackson Square on Chartres Street, the Quarter Stitch is open Monday through Sunday, year-round.
629 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130, Phone: 504-522-4451
25.Verdure Olive Oil Co.
© Verdure Olive Oil Co.
The Verdure Olive Oil Company is a family-owned and operated business that imports an impressive selection of high-end extra virgin olive oil from around the world, authentic aged balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy, and other local specialty items such as handmade pasta, spices, homemade bread, and jelly. The charming store features pickles, jalapenos, grain mustard, habanero sauce, and homemade crawfish jelly. Imported olive oils include classic, fused, infused, and gourmet oils, such as Persian Lime Olive Oil, Butter Olive Oil, Wild Rosemary Olive Oil, and Blood Orange Olive Oil. The Verdure Olive Oil Company is open Monday through Sunday, year-round.
3634 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, Phone: 504-373-2848
25 Best New Orleans Shopping Spots and Malls
- Algiers Plaza, Photo: Algiers Plaza
- As You Like It Silver Shop, Photo: As You Like It Silver Shop
- Basics Underneath Fine Lingerie- Swim & Gym, Photo: Basics Underneath Fine Lingerie / Swim & Gym
- Bottom of The Cup Tea Room, Photo: Bottom of The Cup Tea Room
- Bourbon Pride, Photo: Bourbon Pride
- Canal Place, Photo: Canal Place
- Defend New Orleans, Photo: Defend New Orleans
- Dirty Coast, Photo: Dirty Coast
- Earth Odyssey, Photo: Earth Odyssey
- Elmwood Shopping Center, Photo: svetlanais/stock.adobe.com
- Faulkner House Books, Photo: Faulkner House Books
- Forever New Orleans, Photo: Forever New Orleans
- French Market, Photo: French Market
- Funky Monkey, Photo: Funky Monkey
- Lakeside Shopping Center, Photo: Lakeside Shopping Center
- Louisiana Music Factory, Photo: Louisiana Music Factory
- Magnolia Marketplace, Photo: YiuCheung/stock.adobe.com
- Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo, Photo: Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo
- Meyer The Hatter, Photo: Meyer The Hatter
- Moonshine Nettie, Photo: Moonshine Nettie
- Oakwood Center, Photo: Oakwood Center
- Shops at Jax Brewery, Photo: Ivan Kurmyshov/stock.adobe.comm
- The Good Shop, Photo: The Good Shop
- The Quarter Stitch, Photo: The Quarter Stitch
- Verdure Olive Oil Co., Photo: Verdure Olive Oil Co.
- Cover Photo: Zack Frank/stock.adobe.com