Must-see shopping in New Orleans

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    This hip little boutique feels plucked out of Magazine St – or Brooklyn for that matter. Fun spangly dresses and styles that comfortably juke between…

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    Keife & Co

    This chic little gastronomic boutique is packed with fancy charcuterie, teas, caviar, condiments, wines, spirits and all the other ingredients of an…

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    Beckham’s Bookshop

    This large, neatly organized store has been selling books for nearly 40 years. With two floors of used books, as well as used classical LPs, it’s…

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    Faubourg Marigny Book Store

    The South’s oldest gay bookstore is a ramshackle, intellectual spot, and a good place to pick up local ’zines and catch up on the New Orleans scene, gay…

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    Pelican Coast Clothing Co

    Dapper dudes and Tulane students get their preppy on at this small and friendly shop. It's packed tight with colorful ties and sports shirts, plus some…

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    Diaspora Boutique

    Sells clothing, jewelry and crafts from across the African diaspora. Some of the prints are stunning, and the shop also has books by small print…

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    This small but well-stocked gallery sells jewelry, glass works, ceramics and fine art by local and regional artists. It's a fun place to browse.

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    Island of Salvation Botanica

    Run by genial owners who sell voodoo spells, cards, spell components and the like for serious practitioners of the faith.

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    Freret Street Market

    This combined farmers, flea and art market offers a great mix of local culture.

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    Collectible Antiques

    You never know what you’ll find between the piles of old furniture stacked along the walls of this large, garage-like emporium of tantalizing junk…

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    C Collection

    This boutique, preening fashionably inside a converted house, does its best to keep the female population of Tulane University (and the women of Riverbend…

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    Magazine Antique Mall

    Scary baby dolls, hats, chandeliers, old soda-brand memorabilia: inside this overstuffed emporium, rummagers are likely to score items of interest in the…

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    Le Garage

    This place lives up to its name: it's literally a garage, loaded with interesting stuff to paw through. There are odd items of clothing, hats, army…

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    Shops at Canal Place

    No, you didn’t come to New Orleans to shop at Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers, J Crew or Saks Fifth Avenue, but if someone spills a hurricane over your last…

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    Bloomin’ Deals

    This Junior League–run thrift store isn’t exactly Bloomingdale's, but some of the donations may have originated there. The women’s collection is extensive…

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    Mary Jane’s Emporium

    By ‘Mary Jane,’ they’re – ahem – not referring to shoes. This is an essential stop for smokers of legal tobacco products, including finer brands of…

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    Crescent City Comics

    The helpful, on-the-ball staff members are what make Crescent City Comics shine. The store is compact but well stocked, with sections dedicated to…

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    New Orleans Art Center

    The largest gallery in Bywater features a constantly shifting tableau of exhibitions, ranging from photography to sculpture to mixed media to paintings…

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    Arcadian Books & Art Prints

    Arcadian is a small, crowded shop that’s filled with Southern literature and history, as well as many volumes written in French. Owner Russell Desmond…

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    There are legions of thrift stores in this part of town, but LA46 is carefully curated, and the antiques, hi-fis, clothes, garden gear, furniture, decor,…