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Top Choice Clothing in Uptown & Riverbend

Yvonne La Fleur

They don’t make them like this anymore – neither the clothes, millinery, lingerie nor Yvonne herself, a businesswoman who has outfitted generations of local ladies for weddings, debuts and race days. She makes her o…
Top Choice Music in Uptown & Riverbend

Peaches Records & Tapes

Peaches has been around since 1975, doing the holy work of promoting, cataloging and marketing the best in local New Orleans music. Once in the French Quarter and now on Magazine St, it's a must-see for anyone who w…
Top Choice 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, made for use in the kitch…
Books in Uptown & Riverbend

French Library

This place is so cute – or should that be mignon? Or joli? We haven't taken French in a few years, but we could brush up here – the largest French children's bookstore in the country. There are all kinds of lovingly…
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

Actor Bryan Batt of Mad Men fame (he played art director Salvatore Romano) co-owns this elegant, pleasantly eclectic gift and homewares shop. In addition to classically cool New Orleans–print toile, the shop sells g…
Clothing in Uptown & Riverbend

Uptown Costume & Dancewear

A one-stop emergency shop for anyone caught completely unprepared for Mardi Gras, Halloween or any other occasion that calls for a disguise. It’s an emporium of goofy get-ups, packed with boas, masks, Elvis capes, b…
Fashion & Accessories in Uptown & Riverbend

Pied Nu

If you need a hand-poured candle that lasts 60 hours, try one of the sweet-smelling Diptyques on sale here. As you soak up that vanilla-scented goodness, browse elephant-printed cotton T-shirt dresses, cinched poet-…
Clothing in Uptown & Riverbend

Dirty Coast

You’re not a cool new New Orleanian if you haven’t picked up one of the clever T-shirts or bumper stickers (eg 'make wetlands, not war'), all related to local issues, inside jokes and neighborhood happenings, in thi…
Art in Uptown & Riverbend

Cole Pratt Gallery

This fine-art gallery showcases the work of 42 contemporary Gulf Coast and Southern artists. The works here include Susan Downing-White’s Gulf Coast landscapes and David Armentor’s haunting black-and-white photos of…