This building was home to the great William Faulkner while he wrote Mosquitoes and Soldiers Pay. Every shelf at Faulkner House Books is occupied by a great work that is a collectible as well as a literary landmark. This book shop boasts a large collection of first editions by Faulkner himself as well as many other first-rate authors.
Royal Street is one of the oldest streets in the city, well known for its businesses that deal in antiques and artwork from all over the world. This impressive street is surrounded by French and Spanish colonial architecture on all sides and emanates a distinct old-worldly look. The shops dotting this street are filled with consumers having an eye for quality, authenticity and detail. The quality of the merchandise is unmatched and sometimes, just talking to the shop owners can be an educative experience. Make this street your next shopping destination for all that is antique and unique.
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.
Located in the heart of the French Quarter, Cigar Factory is a cigar-lover's dream. Here, you can watch master cigarmakers at work. Among the specialty styles made here are the Plantation Reserve, Tres Hermanos and Vieux Carre. There are tables along the wall so you can sit and smoke or just watch the masters do their work. This is also the only cigar factory in New Orleans, boasting 100% hand-rolled cigars. Cigarmakers are available for special events.
This modern day indoor marketplace is conveniently located close to the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center and the Aquarium of the Americas. This strategic positioning makes it easily accessible to families touring the museum and to businesspersons hoping to quickly pick up some souvenirs during lunch. Riverwalk Market Place is located on the Mississippi River at the junction of Poydras, Canal, and Julia Streets. It is home to 120 stores and restaurants filled with the best gifts, tastes, and styles in New Orleans.
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.
Since 1924, Rubensteins has been serving New Orleans with the best in apparel and accessories. This men's apparel store is rated one of the top ten in the United States specializing in formal and casual apparel and various accessories. A person coming into Rubensteins can buy everything from hats to shoes. The service is unrivaled with a staff that waits on you hand and foot. There is also a full alteration service on the premises and free valet parking.
Find a beautiful piece of jewelry for that special someone at Adler's, who has been selling fine jewelry in New Orleans since 1898. A selection of quality jewelry, watches, chinaware, crystal, silver and giftware are for sale at this shop. Gift services are available for convention and corporate purposes.
This shop features the South's largest selection of hats and caps. Third generation owners sell head wear from leading manufacturers including Akubra, Biltmore, Stetson, Dobbs, Fiesta, Kangol and more.
At the Foot Locker's you will find many vintage shoes in mint condition belonging to various sports. The store gives one the feeling of being in a shoe museum, where some of the pieces are stored in glass boxes and out of the reach of shoppers. Come here and pick up a pair for yourself and have a piece of history claimed by you. Their designs are eccentric but very unique and probably cannot be found anywhere else.
CVS Pharmacy is a one-stop shop for all your medical needs. Apart from offering prescription medication, the pharmacy also stocks a variety of over the counter medicines, bandages, vitamins, nutrition supplements, skin care and beauty products. The CVS Pharmacy at 800 Canal Street also boasts a photo lab and offers immunizations without the hassle of visiting a hospital or clinic. Although the store is usually open until midnight, the pharmacy closes by 8p on weekdays and 6p on weekends so be sure to plan your visit accordingly.
This one's for the new age Humphrey Bogarts and Don Juans of the world. This small specialty store has been around since 1974 and is the eccentric smokers' ultimate stop. From collectors pipes, premium cigars and fine tobaccos to lighters and accessories, Payless Pipes stocks it all with passion and pride. Take home a Meerschaum masterpiece, go all out with a collector's dream like the Charatan's seven day set, or Dupont and Colibri lighters for company!