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Top Choice Clothing in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Trashy Diva

It isn’t really as scandalous as the name suggests, except by Victorian standards. Diva’s specialty is sassy 1940s- and '50s-style cinched, hourglass dresses and Belle Époque undergarments – lots of corsets, lace an…
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 fun-house of frippery is also a good spot for Mardi Gras costumes. It's tiny, though, and can get jam-…
Arts & Crafts in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Simon of New Orleans

Local artist Simon Hardeveld has made a name for himself by painting groovy signs that hang like artwork in restaurants all over New Orleans. You’ll probably recognize the distinctive stars, dots and sparkles that f…
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 Prohibition–era mobsters would surely have felt comfortable? It’s all about looking neat and stylish, …
Sports & Outdoors in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Tchoup Industries

A nice bag may turn heads, but it'll drop jaws when your friends notice the canvas siding, vintage metal clasps, or exterior made from a repurposed rice bag. These are all locally sourced materials that go into thes…
Jewelry in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Thomas Mann Gallery I/O

A giant crawfish, a robot made of wood, jewelry, baskets and candle holders: if you need a funky but finely designed gift, pop in here. The ‘I/O’ in the name stands for ‘insight-full objects’. Local craftsman Thomas…
Music in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Disko Obscura

You'd think it was hard enough to be a record shop in this day and age, but along comes Disko Obscura, a record shop specializing in underground disco, techno, post-punk and synth-based LPs. That's niche, but Obscur…
Jewelry in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

GoGo Jewelry

If you’re looking for stylish, one-of-a-kind jewelry – rings, necklaces and cuffs – with a bit of sass, GoGo is a good place to start.
Books in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Garden District Bookshop

Want a book about New Orleans history or a coffee-table tome about Mardi Gras? Then stop by this well-stocked indie bookstore inside the Rink mini-mall. The store also sells travel guides, bestsellers, cookbooks, po…
Art in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Anton Haardt Gallery

The bold, expressive work of outsider and folk art (produced by those with no formal arts education) is an aesthetic that seems to particularly fit funky, idiosyncratic New Orleans. With work sourced from across the…