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New Orleans Shopping and Fashion

From elegant home furnishings and fashionable boutiques, to knockout vintage and thrift stores you’ll find out why New Orleans is a favorite shopping destination. Here’s where to start: the French Quarter, Magazine Street, Oak Street, Royal Street, Uptown, Downtown… well, you’re sure to score one-of-a-kind finds wherever you find yourself in New Orleans.

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GoNOLA Find: Crescent City Comics on Freret Street

Family Friendly Pick of the Week Shopping Things To Do

Where do geeks converge in New Orleans? Head to the heart of the Freret Street resurgence to get your comic book fix at this week’s GoNOLA Find, Crescent City Comics.

Crescent City Comics offers a fantastic collection of pre-1960 Silver Age comics. Image courtesy Crescent City Comics.

This locally owned comic book store celebrates 5 years on Freret this …

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GoNOLA’s Guide to a Great Girls Getaway in New Orleans

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If you’re looking for the perfect destination to have a getaway weekend with your girlfriends, whether it’s for a bachelorette party, a birthday, or just to spend some time together, New Orleans should be at the top of your list!  There are plenty of fun activities that your group of friends can enjoy together in a carefree, celebratory atmosphere.  Here …

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GoNOLA’s Guide to Packing for Jazz Fest

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Picture this: a day spent lounging in the sun, snacking on amazing foods, laughing with friends, and maybe enjoying a sno-ball, all while you listen to great music and watch talented performers. All of this and more can come true for you at Jazz Fest in New Orleans! I can’t think of many things more delightful than a gloriously lazy …

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31 Things To Do In New Orleans While In Town For French Quarter Festival

Arts & Culture Cocktail Culture Events Family Friendly Food Music Shopping Travel

It’s that time again – the time to consume as much New Orleans food, music and culture that’s humanly possible, all within the national historic landmark known as the French Quarter. One of the world’s most iconic neighborhoods will be filled with friends and strangers from near and far to absorb New Orleans concentrated into four days of more fun …

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Shopping in New Orleans: A Guide to the French Quarter

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Locals and tourists alike are drawn to the French Quarter of New Orleans for its charm, beautiful architecture and highly eclectic retail stores. It’s worth venturing downtown to do some shopping in the French Quarter, as you’ll discover many unique finds, from jewelry to gift items to great deals on clothes. During the spring, New Orleans is abuzz with excitement, …

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French Quarter Art Galleries: A Royal Street Walking Tour

Arts & Culture Shopping Things To Do

For over a century, Royal Street in the French Quarter has been associated with fine antiques and exquisite chandeliers, but Royal Street is also home to a significant number of art galleries, and with a growing number of spaces, it’s safe to say Royal Street offers one of the greatest concentration of galleries in the South. The French Quarter has …

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Be Mardi Gras Ready: Carnival Costume Inspiration

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I walked outside the other morning and there it was: I could SMELL Mardi Gras in the air — that moment when the grass blades start to heat up a little, foreshadowing spring, and you ingest the sweetest scent of Carnival and king cake and everything is good in the world.  I started to get excited last Saturday when I …

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New Orleans Shopping Guide: Magazine Street

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Magazine Street has certainly become a hot New Orleans spot in recent years. As someone who grew up in Uptown New Orleans, I have loved watching the six-mile strip grow and become the bustling shopping and dining destination it is today. There are several pockets of shop and galleries grouped together perfect for walking and exploring, but with so many …

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NOLA Neighborhood Top 10: The Bywater

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Local photographer and legal advocate Megan Trosclair decided to buy a home in the New Orleans Bywater neighborhood, also known as the “Upper 9th Ward,” after renting in the area for three years. It is a choice she has never regretted.  She says, “What I like most about the Bywater is that I can walk from my house to get …

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2014 Trend Forecasting: New Orleans Style

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There’s something about a good trend forecast that makes me genuinely happy.  Though we’re still in the throws of winter, the spring shopping season is just around the corner, and believe it or not, spring lines have already started hitting New Orleans stores. The fun thing about the fashion world is that you can always look ahead to the next …

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GoNOLA’s Guide to New Orleans Farmers Markets

Food Shopping

With so much good food in New Orleans, we’re never far from our next great meal, and around here we’re never far from the source of most of the bounty of ingredients that make for a tasty dish. We’re known for our plentiful seafood: oysters, crabs, shrimp, and we’ve figured out ways to fry, saute, boil, poach and blacken anything …

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Raise a Glass: Best New Orleans Wine Tastings

Cocktail Culture Shopping Things To Do

The clinking of glassware is as synonymous with the holiday season in New Orleans as a garland-dressed streetcar. From Reveillon dinners to house parties, wine and Champagne are an essential part of any celebration. Wine tastings are offered at many New Orleans wine stores all over the city, making for a fun night out and a great way to narrow …

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NOLA Neighborhood Top 10: Algiers Point

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The hustle and bustle of city life can be exciting and, for some, it’s the only way to live, but let’s face it: there are times when you simply need a change of pace. I’m all about the idea of slowing things down every now and again, and just across the Mississippi there is a place where you can do …

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Be A Local Hero: Shop Small In New Orleans

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This holiday weekend marks the official shift from giving thanks into holiday shopping frenzy. After all of the annual chaos of Black Friday, I for one am thrilled that Small Business Saturday has caught on and is going strong. If you’re not familiar, Small Business Saturday is the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and on this day people are encouraged to shop …

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New Orleans Farmers Markets: Shopping Local and Cooking Fresh This Holiday Season

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This week’s Instagram Pick is from @armstrongpark. This gorgeous photo of fresh, crisp green beans and produce was taken at the Marketplace at Armstrong Park. Every Thursday from 3 – 6 p.m., they hold a farmer’s market and arts and crafts marketplace, accompanied by live New Orleans music, and this photo is a great reminder to utilize fresh, local fruits …

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Holiday Shopping: The Ultimate New Orleans Gift Guide

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Holiday shopping in New Orleans tops the chart as one of my favorite things to do. There are so many fantastic retailers here in the Crescent City and I truly enjoy patronizing local businesses. Often, when you shop local, your purchases mean more to both the community and the recipient. I always find it more interesting to give and receive …

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