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.
Poeyfarre Market specializes in bringing Warehouse District shoppers a variety of local grocery products from other area specialty stores, alongside pantry staples and fresh produce. For example, the shelves are lined with cheese from St. James Cheese Company, gourmet meats from Rare Cuts and bread from Dong Phoung Bakery. Poeyfarre Market also sells pre-made sandwiches and salads from The Green Fork and Sucre's signature cupcakes. Let's not forget their variety of beers, wines and liquor!
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 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
Funrock'n is a store that offers as much fun to its customer as its name implies. This Magazine Street gift and novelty shop caters to adults who are young at heart with fun gifts, fashion accessories, costume pieces, and toys. Funrock'n also carries a large selection of iron-on transfers. Transfers include vintage designs, original designs, and designs that show off New Orleans spirit along with Saints themes for those want to support their boys in black and gold.
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
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.
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
In the days of online music, this super-sized French Quarter record store is one of only a few record stores remaining in New Orleans. Peaches Records offers patrons a wide variety of jazz, soul, gospel and blues music in addition to the large collection of rap and hip-hop albums. Those looking for local flavor will find a variety of albums by local and regional artists. DJs, collectors and music-lovers are sure to enjoy the wide array of 12-inch vinyl and cassette tapes that Peaches has to offer. - Bethany Culp
Don’t leave New Orleans without taking a bit of the Crescent City back to friends and family. The vast selection of New Orleans gifts and souvenirs at Gumbo File offers something for everyone. This French Quarter souvenir shop, situated on Decatur Street, is stocked with Mardi Gras beads, masks, New Orleans T-Shirts, and glassware. A variety of ingredients to aid with cooking a New Orleans meal in your own home including hot sauces, beignet mixes, seasonings, and, of course, the file finish on your homemade gumbo are also available. -Bethany Culp
If you find yourself in the French Quarter, take time out to step into Muse Inspired Fashion. This Jackson Square boutique houses collections of fashionable items for men and women. Women have plenty of options when it comes to picking out outfits from well-known designers like Betsey Johnson or lesser-known collections like Robin Kaplan. The store also carries a variety of accessories, jewelry and shoes. Muse Inspired Fashion also carries all of the necessary clothing and accessories to outfit the well-dressed man. -Bethany Culp
ylish home décor. Shoppers at Nadeau Furniture will find unique furniture for the home - always handcrafted, never mass-produced - imported from countries as far away as Indonesia and India. The ever-evolving inventory of this Magazine Street store generally includes stools, sideboards, bureaus, tables, and benches crafted from hardwood in natural and painted finishes. Nadeau Furniture also stocks an assortment of imported accessories sure to add character to the buyer’s home. -Bethany Culp