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Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Mid-City & the Tremé

F&F Botanica Spiritual Supply

Hesitant to enter a 'voodoo store'? Don't worry, staff couldn't be more helpful at this jam-packed shop that's lined with colorful candles. Forget all the fake voodoo shops in the French Quarter; this is a genuine P…
Top Choice Music in French Quarter

Louisiana Music Factory

Here’s your first stop if you’re looking for music. The selection of new and used CDs delves deep into New Orleans and Louisiana musical culture, with recordings from the 1900s to this week. The listening stations a…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Aidan Gill for Men

Shave and a haircut…40 bits. Or $40. Apiece. But who’s counting at this suave barbershop, where smartly dressed mobsters of the Prohibition era would surely have felt comfortable? It’s all about looking neat and sty…
Top Choice Cosmetics in French Quarter

Fifi Mahony's

New Orleans is the most costume-crazy city in the USA, and Fifi Mahony's is the place to go to don a wig. There's a stunning selection of hairpieces here that runs the gamut from the glittered to the beehived, prese…
Art in Uptown & Riverbend

Berta’s & Mina’s Antiquities

This painting-cluttered gallery specializes in regional folk art, especially the works of the late Nilo Lanzas, whose daughter operates the shop. Lanzas began painting at 63 and produced an impressive body of work, …
Homewares in Uptown & Riverbend

Hazelnut

If you accidentally knock over a display of poinsettas after the Christmas holidays, and it starts falling…actor Bryan Batt of Mad Men fame (he played art director Salvatore Romano) might just swoop in and save it b…
Homewares in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Green Project

You probably don’t need salvaged building materials if you’re visiting New Orleans, but you should still stop by this wonderful store to see what a good business can do for its community. The Green Project sells sal…
Vintage in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Funky Monkey

You’ll find wigs in every color at Funky Monkey, which sells vintage attire for club-hopping men and women. This funhouse of frippery is also a good spot for Mardi Gras costumes. It's tiny, though, and can get jam-p…
Music in Cajun Prairie

Floyd’s Record Shop

A good way to round out your musical tour of the prairie is to stop by this record shop in Ville Platte, 14 miles northeast of Mamou. In 1957 Floyd Solieau left his DJ job to start both the record shop and Flat Tire…
Arts & Crafts in Uptown & Riverbend

Potsalot

Owners Alex and Cindy Williams, who have made and sold pottery from their Magazine St shop since 1993, call their exquisite creations functional art. Their unique, personally tested pieces are made for use in the ki…