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Shopping in New Orleans

Give the Gift of NOLA

Christmas OrnamentAre you looking for a last-minute gift for a New Orleans native who’s moved to another city? Or for a friend or family member who loves visiting New Orleans? Or simply your family and friends who would appreciate your own love for the city? This holiday season, you can give the gift of New Orleans to any giftee, and you have many options at your disposal.

Fleurty Girl

Fleurty Girl sells a huge range of gifts, including some very unique gifts, from cocktail-named, hand-stamped towels or a fleur de lis nightlight to a vintage New Orleans map, cuff bracelet, cosmetic bag or mouse pad. The store also carries plenty of T-shirts, books, music, footwear, accessories and gifts for the home—just about anything you can think of, all in delightful New Orleans themes. Gift prices run the gamut, and gift cards are available as well.

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Shopping in New Orleans

Magazine St. Shopping Offers Something for Everyone

Antique Shop on Magazine Street



For many, shopping is one of the chief aspects of travel. Various major cities have specific strips that are especially conducive to shopping, and New Orleans is no different. In this city, it’s Magazine St that is lined with shops with a wide range of goods and souvenirs that visitors can bring home with them.

Magazine St sets itself apart from Canal St and even parts of the French Quarter, which are lined with many tourist trap-type shops that sell typical New Orleans merchandise like graphic T-shirts, shot glasses and refrigerator magnets. While there are some other streets in the city that may rival Magazine, such as Royal St in the French Quarter which is famous for its shops and galleries, Magazine St Uptown truly stands on its own in terms of some of the finer aspects of New Orleans shopping.

Magazine St starts at the end of Audubon Park Uptown and curves and stretches all the way downtown to Canal St, where it turns into Decatur St. Decatur is another popular street for shopping, though as mentioned earlier, many of these shops are more for tourists looking for your typical travel souvenirs. read more »

Shopping in New Orleans

Freret Street Market

New Orleans has numerous monthly markets for our locals to escape their regular Saturday errands and instead, socialize with their neighbors, check out creative regional arts & crafts, pick up some fresh produce, all while listening to great local music! When staying at your Southern Comfort Bed & Breakfast, you are just a short walk away from Freret St., host to our neighborhood favorite, Freret Market on the first Saturday of every month from 12:00-5:00pm.

Once a bustling commercial district, the stretch of Freret St. between Jefferson Ave. and Napoleon Ave., sat quiet and virtually abandoned by local businesses for years until its rebirth after Hurricane Katrina. In the past 6 years, wonderful new restaurants, bars, clubs, shops, and more have all popped up along this popular local drag. The resurgence of Freret St. has brought life back into this area of the city and Freret Market has become the perfect celebration of that renaissance! Each month, Freret Market takes over a large parking lot just off Napoleon Ave. providing a vibrant coalescence of culture for New Orleans Uptowners. Live local music greets the market’s visitors as they enter the maze of tents filled with fantastic crafts, fresh produce, homemade snacks, and much more. ARNO even frequents the market to introduce friendly doggies to potential adoptive parents; it’s hard to pass up petting a few of the adorable pups.

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