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Bring a Bigger Suitcase: Shopping in New Orleans

New Orleans is the kind of place you never want to leave. Fortunately, you can take pieces of New Orleans home with you.

Will it be something fun and funky from the French Quarter

A rare and fabulous find from an antique shop on Royal Street?

Something to hang on your wall from the Arts/Warehouse District?

Or a shabby chic thingamabob from Magazine Street?

Each of these New Orleans shopping districts offers some unique retail therapy. 

Plus, the following links will 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 official Mardi Gras Guide, New Orleans posters and more.  If you are looking for a specific item that is not included here, please email us and we'll find it for you!


Shop in New Orleans

  • Louisiana Tax Free

    Louisiana Tax-Free

    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.


Souvenirs & Mardi Gras Beads

  • Beads by the Dozen

    Beads by the Dozen

    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 Music & Art

  • Mardi Gras Records

    Mardi Gras Records

    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.
  • Carol Zehner Art

    Carol Zehner Art

    Pen, ink and watercolor artist Carol Zehner grew up in New Orleans. She enjoys capturing the spirit of the city in her playfully expressive artworks.
  • Lee Tucker Art

    Lee Tucker Art

    Visual artist and photographer Lee Tucker has exhibited in galleries all over the U.S. and England. He has had numerous one-man shows, including one at Chicago’s prestigious Steppenwolf Theater, in tandem with a production of “A Streetcar Named Desire.”


New Orleans Food 

  • Caluda's King Cake Shop

    Cannata's King Cake

    Take it from the locals: we have tried every king cake in the city, and this is the 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!
  • New Orleans Famous Praline

    New Orleans' Famous Praline

    Since 1996, this company has been selling the traditional creole candy known as pralines (praw-leens) to locals as well as to visitors from around the globe. Enjoy the ultimate “Taste of New Orleans” with New Orleans' Famous Praline!
  • Daisy Dukes

    Daisy Dukes Bloody Mary Mix

    Tried, tested and perfected over the course of two years, we knew we’d hit upon the perfect Bloody Mary when it promptly became our most requested cocktail at our multiple Daisy Dukes restaurant locations. To meet popular demand, we began bottling our signature mix.