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The Louisiana Music Factory, which specializes in regional southern music, has a wide selection of all kinds of music. The music factory is particularly well-known for its selection of local music like Cajun and zydeco. Come check out the largest collection of New Orleans music in the world during their annual Jazz Festival.
This unique shop, run by the Sutton family, offers a wide variety of celebrity memorabilia. The objects presented range from presidential autographs to items belonging to celebrities. Vintage 329 has countless items from great names, such as Julia Roberts and Sting. You never know quite what you'll come across as you peruse the selection at Vintage 329.
You can easily find a lot of New Orleans in this store featuring denim, hand painted shirts and embroidered designs, locally hand crafted dolls, jewelry, hand blown glass, souvenirs, books and culinary items. Each piece is uniquely "New Orleans" and will help you remember your visit for years to come. Bayou Threads also offers worldwide shipping so you don't have to carry your little jewel with you on your trip back home!
In the heart of the French Quarter, this voodoo shop doubles as a shrine to the famous Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau of New Orleans. Psychic readings, voodoo dolls, statues and altars are the real thing, not found in other touristy spots. Whether you come to the Big Easy for business or pleasure, you can find an original souvenir and even learn a little something of the black arts from around the world at Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo.
From the famed beignets of Cafe Du Monde to the fabulous farmer's/flea market going strong since 1812, this shopping experience incorporates buying, dining and entertainment all within a five block radius of the famous French Quarter. The French Market boundary begins on Decatur Street across from Jackson Square. While you stroll through you may see any number of items, including candy, cookware, spices and mixes, clothes, fresh produce, crafts and toys, memorabilia and even gator-on-a-stick. The Market is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is free for browsing.
Whenever you are in New Orleans, for business or pleasure, a must stop is Magazine Street. This is the street that has it all no matter what your shopping needs are. Whatever you're looking for, be it fashion, vintage clothing, children's clothing, shoes, or accessories, Magazine Street is the place to be. When you start to work up an appetite, try seafood, French cuisine, farmer's markets, chocolates, or stop into one of the many bars for a pick-me-up.
In a city overflowing with inspiration, it's no wonder hundreds of artists call this country's most European city home. On the last Saturday of each month dozens of artists gather in Palmer Park at the Arts Market of New Orleans to sell some of the most unique art in America. Shoppers can peruse paintings, jewelry, woodworking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and handcrafted paper products. With such a variety of styles and products, there is something for everyone at any budget. And because it's New Orleans, there's also live music, food and drinks from local restaurants, and a children's tent with hands on activities for the kids that turn this monthly market into a full day's entertainment.
Carte de Vins stocks a wide range of varietals from around-the-world at price points to suit almost any budget. Knowledgeable employees are always on-hand to provide high-end wine service to every customer, no matter what he/she is looking to spend. Furthermore, they are always willing to help pick a wine with a particular flavor profile, recommend a personal favorite, or suggest a pairing to match your meal. Check Carte de Vins's website for special tastings and a schedule of future wine events. - Bethany Culp
In a matter of minutes, Tiny Buffalo Clothing can take your design and print it on the shirt of your choice. This Oak Street t-shirt parlor gives everyone the opportunity to see their own designs become wearable art through a new printing technique. What is fantastic about the process is that the full-colored detailed designs are created in as few as 15 minutes. In addition to custom prints, Tiny Buffalo Clothing stocks fleur de lis , "Who Dat" accessories, and a line of shirts (many with New Orleans flare) are available only from Tiny Buffalo. - Bethany Culp