As you explore New Orleans you will find gift shops and souvenir shops along Canal Street, Bourbon Street and throughout the French Quarter. To your delight and the delight of your friends back home who are waiting for a New Orleans gift or souvenir. You will find: New Orleans hot sauces, Louisiana spices, Jazz music CDs, Cajun music CDs, Mardi Gras masks, Mardi Gras hats, Mardi Gras beads, cowboy hats, funny hats, general purpose hats, New Orleans history books, New Orleans cook books, Cajun cook books, T-shirts, wind chimes, umbrellas, French Quarter street signs, Mardi Gras posters, New Orleans posters, bumper stickers, sun glasses , Mardi Gras dolls, Mardi Gras jesters, New Orleans coffee mugs, hand painted French Quarter roofing slates,Jazz figures, Cajun cooking ingredients and spices, Cajun children story books, fine hand crafted New Orleans arts and crafts, Tabasco condiments, Fleur de Lis and much, much more.
Whether you’re searching for the perfect memorabilia or some lovely Mardi Gras beads to remember your trip, or you’re hunting down an original painting or the perfect antiques, the French Quarter has plenty of options. The Quarter provides an interesting mix of shops designed for the tourist, the connoisseur, the casual shopper, and everyone in between.
While there are many individual treasures you can find on side streets, shopping in the French Quarter is centered around a few hubs.
If you’re looking for antique shopping in New Orleans, you need to get over to Royal Street in the French Quarter. With over 25 antique shops on this street alone, Royal Street is known around the country for excellent shops and great finds.
You can also find several art galleries showcasing many diverse styles of work.
Experience unique shops such as Bourbon French Parfums where you can create your very own scent!
French Market District
At the open-air Farmer’s Market, you can purchase fresh produce and seafood to take home, or you can grab something to eat while you shop. Enjoy some down-home Cajun dishes like boudin, jambalaya, Cajun dirty rice, gumbo, andouille po-boys, and pralines. Once you’ve picked your supply of tasty foods, visit the Flea Market for handmade or discount items. With merchants from around the world selling products at their stands, you can count on a diverse selection of items, including handmade jewelry, apparel, home decorations, and more. The French Market District also features retail shopping from more established venues, including bookstores, art galleries, candymakers, sports stores, clothing and more.
The French Market District is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is located at the 1200 block of North Peters.
The Shops at Jax Brewery
As the name implies, the facility of this shopping center was once a brewhouse–in fact, it was one of the largest breweries in the country at the time it was built. Today, the building houses clothing stores, gift stores, a food court for quick dining, and even space for private parties. Stop by the Shops at Jax Brewery for some shopping and a great view of the mighty Mississippi.
The Shops at Jax Brewery are located at the corner of Decatur Street and Toulouse Street.
The Shops at Canal Place
The Shops at Canal Place is your destination for sophisticated, upscale shopping with designer clothes and accessories. With more than 30 stores, the Shops at Canal Place is more than just a shopping destination, housing a movie theater as well as live performances at the Southern Repertory Theatre.
The Shops at Canal Place is located at the corner of Canal Street and North Peters Street.
Following the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans, the Riverwalk Marketplace was built on the riverfront property. Today, the half-mile mall features more than 100 stores, with restaurants, clothing and accessory stores, gift stores, stores for culinary equipment, electronics and much more. Regardless of your shopping preferences, the Riverwalk features a wonderful view of the Mississippi River.