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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 Antiques in French Quarter

MS Rau Antiques

With a massive 30,000-sq-ft showroom, and after a century of doing business, MS Rau ranks among New Orleans’ most venerated dealers of antiques. It’s all a bit serious – these are the sort of frosty antiques that re…
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…
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…
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…
Top Choice Music in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Louisiana Music Factory

Here’s your first stop if you’re looking for music. The selection of new and used CDs delves deep into the musical culture of New Orleans and Louisiana, with recordings from the 1900s to the present. The listening s…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in French Quarter

SecondLine Art & Antiques

Get unique crafts, art, antiques and souvenirs at this co-op, which includes an indoor gallery space and a courtyard night market outside. Meet the artists, chat with craftspeople and know that your purchase goes di…
Top Choice Books in Mid-City, Bayou St John & City Park

Tubby & Coos

Haven't found the droids you were looking for? Then stop by this self-proclaimed 'geeky' bookstore where books and movies loved by nerds take the spotlight. Game of Thrones, Dr Who, Star Wars – the gang is all here.…
Top Choice Books in Tremé-Lafitte

Kitchen Witch

At a time when stores are becoming more and more homogeneous, Kitchen Witch is doing its own thing, selling antique and vintage cookbooks to a loving clientele who are dedicated to this niche of the written word. So…