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!
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.
New Orleans Before and After offers a wide variety of items for New Orleans lovers -- New Orleans gifts, cookbooks, postcards, and souvenir products depicting the rich history and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana. Operated by a locally owned and operated company serving New Orleans for over 40 years, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their Katrina-related items are donated to support Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
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.
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!
For that delicious taste you and your guests enjoy every season, Dianne's king cakes MORE than satisfy! The company is dedicated to the production of the finest Mardi Gras king cakes in the city.
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!
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.
Affordable ladies' designer clothing, especially great jackets and tops. Truly imaginative salespeople! Wise Buys is located in the French Quarter, and offers a wide range of clothing from all types of designers in a multitude of styles and patterns. If you’re looking for high-end, stylish designer clothing, you’re in the right place.
Mardi Gras Records has specialized in the rich musical heritage of Lousiana since 1977. All of the label's music comes to you directly from New Orleans.