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.
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 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.
Featuring custom made children's clothing, Mignon & Co can outfit your infant or small child in luxurious dresses and beautifully sequined swimwear. If your looking for something extravagant to pamper your child a bit, you've found the right place. Mignon also features toys and children's room furnishings.
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.
Located inside the St. Roch Market, a historic building that houses numerous food vendors and stores, is Elysian Seafood. Originally a seafood store, the owners have now taken up an oyster bar inside the market and converted it into a restaurant. The owners source all their seafood locally and it is available for retail sale as well as on the menu. The small menu features local favorites like raw gulf and char-broiled oysters, Louisiana Crab Cake, Seafood Gumbo, and Market Ceviche. Shrimps, crabs, gulf fish and other seafood are available raw as well. With a little notice, the store can also provide rare seafood such as mahi-mahi or octopus.