The Shops at Canal Place is New Orleans' answer to a shopaholic's paradise, with huge names like Saks Fifth Avenue, Brooks Brothers, Ann Taylor, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma and Kenneth Cole. Lose yourself here, but make sure you have the money to do so. Located just a stones throw away from major hotels, this place is frequented by luxury travelers and the upscale folk.
This French antique shop began in Paris, but relocated to New Orleans more than a century ago. A family-owned gallery, French Antique Shop has an international reputation for collecting and selling quality antiques. Its extensive inventory of lighting, furniture, chairs, mirrors and objects of beauty are drawn from both the 18th and 19th Centuries. Pieces are taken from such periods as those of Louis XV, Louis XVI, the Third Empire and Napoleon III. Gold leaf mirrors hang over marble tables that display marble statues. All are lit by bronze and crystal chandeliers fit for a king's castle!
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.
Established in 1899 and still under the direction of the founding family, Keil's Antiques offers a taste of all that glitters. The items found here may remind you of the many fine amenities at some of New Orleans best hotels. The upscale inventory includes rare antique jewelry for the collector or the lady with a taste for the golden past. Other items include chandeliers, lamps, crystals, lanterns and mirrors, which are sure to add a dimension of class to any room. The store also has a nice collection of English and French furniture.
While Magazine Street may have a reputation for being home to a plethora of antique shops and boutiques, some manage to stand out above the rest. Wirthmore Antiques is one of those shops. Wirthmore Antiques specializes in antique pieces from 18th and 19th-century France, Sweden and Italy. This Uptown shop’s caring owner personally selects each mirror, piece of artwork, chandelier and piece of furniture that makes its way to the sales floor in Wirthmore Antiques. Let Wirthmore’s staff help you find the perfect piece to meet your needs.
Step into Empire Antiques and step back in time. This premiere Magazine Street antique boutique sells some of the finest formal and provincial pieces of furniture and accessories from the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries. In addition to stately armoires, dining tables, writing desks and bureaus, shoppers will find ornately decorated mirrors, marble and metal statues and carefully crafted wall decor. Knowledgeable staff is always on hand to help every customer find the perfect piece.
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.
Since 1958, The Clock and Watch Shop of New Orleans has been selling and repairing clocks and watches. In addition to timepieces for sale in the 10,000-square-foot showroom, skilled craftsmen in this Central Business District shop specialize in restoration and repairs, and can replace or install watchbands or batteries while you wait. Customers with grandfather or wall clocks in need of repair can take advantage of the shop’s house call service. The Clock and Watch Shop is open Monday through Friday from 9a to 5p and by appointment only on Saturday. -Bethany Culp