While shopping in New Orleans you will discover a paradise of Specialty Shops, whether you are shopping in the French Quarter or shopping on Magazine Street the variety of specialty shops are awesome. You will find a vast range of merchandise including linens and lace, rugs, specialty hats, collectables, rare coins, antique guns and swords, premium cigars, imported and domestic cigarettes, military miniatures, nutcrackers, smokers, angels, unusual lamps, chandeliers and estate crystal. Below is just the tip of the New Orleans specialty shop iceberg.
Rendezvous Linens & Lace * On Jackson Square
Visit Rendezvous Linens & Lace in the French Quarter and enter into the world of fine Linens & Laces from around the world. In this little Jackson Square shop you will discover an A-Z of Battenburg and cotton goods which includes handkerchiefs, aprons, pillow covers, tablecloths, runners, placemats, napkins, dollies, vest, shawls, and christening dresses. So while shopping in the French Quarter visit them at 522 St. Peter Street
. Their phone# is 504-522-0225.
Vintage 329 (Memorabilia Gallery)* 329 Royal Street
While you are shopping in the French Quarter don't forget to visit Vintage 329
. This shop is New Orleans' premier autograph and memorabilia gallery and is located at 329 Royal Street
in the heart of the historic French Quarter. In 1998, Vintage 329 opened with a commitment to provide one-of-a-kind autographed memorabilia combined with the finest customer service and guaranteed authenticity. With hundreds of items, we have something for everyone, from historic documents, historic rarities, rare antique maps and antique weaponry to the finest autographs from the entertainment, sports and literary worlds.
James H Cohen & Sons * 437 Royal Street
While you are shopping in the French Quarter I recommend that you check out James H. Cohen & Sons
located at 437 Royal Street
. This shop has been in business on Royal Street since 1898 back when Royal Street was congested with push carts, horse drawn carriages and singing peddlers. Long gone are those historic French Quarter days but not the antique firearms and swords, the rare coins and currency, and other unique collectables and jewelry
that you will find inside.
Fleur de Paris (Hat Boutique) * 523 Royal Street
Fleur de Paris
is New Orleans' most unique house of style and elegance, located in the heart of the French Quarter
at 523 Royal Street
. Since 1980, Fleur de Paris has been known as a world-class hat boutique and custom millinery with an international reputation. Fleur de Paris is the perfect place to find a chic chapeau and elegant ensemble for events from galas & weddings to teas & a day at the races... to daily! So while shopping in the French Quarter stop by and shop with us in the boutique or let us help you over the telephone with our online catalog of styles.
Razzle Dazzle * 524 Royal Street
In keeping with the French Quarter's historic traditions, Razzle Dazzle
is a fun, inviting store that features unique furnishings, specialty gifts, exclusive jewelry and extraordinary products sure to tantalize most any taste. Razzle Dazzle is an upscale shopping & retail establishment and is proud to feature the work of talented local Louisiana, and other, artists and craftsmen that produce unique and quality works. Located at 52 Royal Street
, in the historic French Quarter, Razzle Dazzle is a must visit shop during your stay in New Orleans. Please stop by and visit with them, talk about all the gifts they have in the store. You’re sure to find something interesting among the blend of specialty gifts, jewelry, masks and unique product lines.
The Sword and Pen (Military Miniatures) * 528 Royal Street
Another thing to do while French Quarter shopping is to check out the Sword and Pen
, the Le Petit Soldier shop. It is a neat little shop that specializes in military miniatures
, historical paintings, historical newpapers, and Civil War era currency. They carry figures from the Civil War through the Vietnam War. All of their figures are American-made and hand-painted by local artist here in New Orleans. The Sword and Pen is located in the French Quarter at 528 Royal Street
Royal Mask Shop (Mardi Gras Masks) * 710 Royal Street
While shopping in the French Quarter you will definitely want to visit the Royal Mask shop
. Here you will find a large selection of Mardi Gras masks
and Mardi Gras beads. While any Royal Mardi Gras masks will make a great New Orleans souvenir
their feather masks are hand crafted by the owners. The Royal Mask shop is located at 710 Royal Street
in the French Quarter.
The Black Butterfly (Collectables) * 727 Royal Street
Collectables, collectables, collectables!!! The Black Butterfly
is the collectables shop of the French Quarter. In this collectable shop located at 727 Royal Street.
you will find Wee Forest Folk; excellent quality military miniatures; German figurines; German smokers; German nutcrackers; German ornaments; German angels all hand carved out of wood. You will also find nesting dolls hand made in Russia, collectable spoons and all sorts of other collectables. They also sell post cards and a limited quantity of general New Orleans souvenirs. The Black Butterfly is a must stop shop while doing your French Quarter shopping.
The Crystal Menagerie * 315 Chartres Street
The Crystal Menagerie
. is a locally owned unique shop with fantastic estate jewelry and more. The walls and ceiling hold the most unusual lamps, chandeliers and estate crystal. This shop can get almost any "critter"
lamp you may request. Crystal Menagerie
has prices for every budget. You must check out the $10 section
for gifts to bring back home. The Crystal Menagerie is located in the French Quarter at 315 Chartres Street
across from the "W" Hotel French Quarter.
Louisiana Loom Works * 616 Chartres Street
Since 1997 Louisiana Loom Works
has been hand-weaving high quality rag rugs on 3 looms in their workshop in the French Quarter. While traditionally made of old clothes, sheets, etc., their rugs are made from new fabric and thread (made in the USA), though the construction method remains the same. Their rugs are created by skilled artisans from cotton thread and cotton/cotton blend fabrics, they are unique and built to last. Limited only by the maximum width of 10’, their rugs can be made in any size and color. While their workshop at 616 Chartres Street
has many rugs of varying sizes available for purchase, most of their sales are custom work. For more information about Loom Works call (504) 566-7788.
The Quarter Stitch Needlepoint * 629 Chartres Street
The Quarter Stitch is an adorable little needlepoint boutique that has very knowledgeable, unpretentious staff working there. If you do needlepoint, cross stitch, crochet or knitting, this is the place to go! This is a one of a kind type of place and such a specialty store is rare these days. They have a wonderful selection of yarn and a brilliant selection of cross-stitch patterns/kits. The Quarter Stitch is located in the French Quarter at 629Chartres Street
and their phone number is (504) 522-4451.
The Tobacco Exchange * 320 Exchange Place
The Tobacco Exchange is your Big Easy Tobacconist, carrying a full line of cigars and accessories; pipes, pipe tobacco and accessories, imported and domestic cigarettes that will make your cigar experience memorable. The Tobacco Exchange
is located in the French Quarter at 320 Exchange Place
, an enchanting pedestrian thoroughfare between Bienville Avenue and Conti Street. This location reflects, architecturally and esthetically, the ambiance and old world charm for which the French Quarter is famous. At the Tobacco Exchange you can experience their products outdoor café style seating or in their leather and cedar smoking lounge. They also have a classic French Quarter Courtyard for special occasions or just a lovely evening with special friends. This location is so wonderful you will think that you are in the center of a colonial capital with stone walkways, balconies and flowers everywhere, because you are! This is one of the most beautiful urban settings in America a true treasure of our history. The Tobacco Exchange has nearly 700 open boxes to select that perfect cigar for the occasion. Be prepared for one of the widest selections of the finest cigars available. At the Tobacco Exchange you are likely to find that cigar you have been looking for everywhere. Their phone# is (504) 302-1120
Hippie Gypsy Shop * Canal Street
Take a step back in time to the 1960’s at the Hippie Gypsy; a memory for some of us a history lesson for the young. This groovy
little shop on Canal Street is packed with Hippie memorabilia of the 60’s. You will find a far out
collection of glass, jewelry, watches, incense, dresses, skirts, hats, bandanas, sarongs and 60’s era t-shirts. So whether you arround for the 60’s or not be sure to make some time to visit the Hippie Gypsy at 633 Canal Street
. You will have a gas
looking at the merchandise as you enjoy the personal attention in a warm and comfortable atmosphere..
Ogden Museum Store and Center for Southern Craft and Design
The Ogden Museum Store and Center for Southern Craft and Design
, open during museum visiting hours, is a destination in itself, and is available independent of a visit to the museum
. One-of-a-kind pottery, glass, jewelry, wood, fabric and metal items are available in the Center. The Museum Store features books on Southern art, literature, history and Southern cuisine, as well as exhibition catalogs, CDs and unique Southern Products. The Ogden Museum Store is located in the Warehouse District
at 925 Camp Street
Buy a rug at Loom Works * Hand spun milk shake at Mr. Apples * Mardi Gras masks * New Orleans Rare Coins * Find an unusual lamp at the Crystal Menagerie * Delicious pralines at Leah's Pralines * Find rare coins at James H Cohen & Sons * Step back into the 60's at the Hippie Gypsy * World class hats at Fleur de Paris * Enjoy a cigar at the Tobacco Exchange