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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
A store full of gifts as unusual as its name. Gift your grandma with a walking stick or your sibling with a medical instrument. You will find the most distinctive items here, and at affordable prices. Pick up the old French and English antique reproductions. Located in the French Quarter you will find The Brass Monkey as an awesome spot to hunt for antiques.
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.