Even with all of the attractions and events in New Orleans, you don't want to miss out on the great shopping! Visit Shopping in the French Quarter to get an overview of shopping areas and locations in this special district of the city.
All of the following links take you to popular local stores that sell the best New Orleans-related items: Cajun foods and spices, cookbooks, king cakes, Mardi Gras beads and doubloons, the Mardi Gras Guide, New Orleans posters and more. If you're planning a visit, we recommend these don't-miss shopping spots during your stay! If you are looking for a specific item that is not included here, please email us and we'll find it for you!
Did you know that Louisiana was the first state in the U.S. to offer sales tax refunds to international visitors? This means that international visitors to the state of Louisiana will find a shopping paradise here, with a sales tax refund for international shoppers on purchases made at nearly 900 tax-free stores.
Mardi Gras Records has specialized in the rich musical heritage of Louisiana since 1977. All of the label's music comes to you directly from New Orleans.
As French Quarter staple for more than 170 years, Bourbon French Parfums is known for their personalized client care. Bourbon Parfum's collection is complete with alluring house and floral fragrances, lotions, body shampoo, and men's colognes
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The New Orleans Mask Shop carries a large selection of masks from some of the best local and national artists whose fabulous creations are done in a variety of mediums. If you don’t see something you like here, one of our artists can create a custom piece just for you. We also carry fine Italian masks handmade in the old traditional Venetian style by Master Maskmakers.
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Locally owned company providing Mardi Gras beads and parade throws . They also carry a wide variety of Irish and Italian merchandise, including throws and beads, as well as school supplies, toys and novelty items, personalized cups and custom imprinted products.
Everything you need for your Mardi Gras celebration! Beads by the Dozen sells beads of all kinds, masks, stuffed toys, feather boas, novelties, and more. For something really unique, check out their custom creations. Visit their website for more information.
Pen, ink and watercolor artist Carol Zehner grew up in New Orleans, and enjoys capturing the spirit of the city in her playfully expressive artworks.
Visual artist and photographer Lee Tucker has exhibited in galleries in the U.S. and England. He has had numerous one-man shows, including at Chicago’s prestigious Steppenwolf Theater, in tandem with a production of “A Streetcar Named Desire.”
For decades, these artists have hung their paintings on the fence of Jackson Square. Here, tourists watch them paint, draw, and create caricatures and portraits.
When you can't go to Gumbo Shop, have Gumbo Shop come to you! Order a variety of your favorite dishes – entrees and side items – from the Gumbo Shop's online store, and have it delivered to your front door. Orders ship anywhere in the U.S., and fast!
Take it from the locals: we have tried every king cake in the city, and this is best one around! They arrive fresh and delicious, just like you walked into the bakery and bought it off the shelf! Try one or two today!
Since 1996, this company has been selling the traditional creole candy known as pralines (praw-leens) to New Orleans locals and visitors from around the globe. Enjoy the ultimate “Taste of New Orleans” with New Orleans' Famous Praline!
Blue Runner’s creamy and delicious beans are different from other canned bean products on the market. Now offering authentic Louisiana Creole entrée bases, sauces and chili starters. Real Good...Real Fast!