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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 Neighborhood Guide: Lakeview

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Of the many diverse and interesting neighborhoods in New Orleans, Lakeview enjoys a special pride of place among New Orleanians. Developed in the middle of the 20th century, this charming neighborhood, bounded by City Park, Bayou St. John, Lakeshore Drive along Lake Ponchartrain and 17th Street Canal, is a quiet, suburban-like neighborhood with classic mid-century and new modern architecture. Its …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Molly Babineaux

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“I just got wanderlust,” said Molly Babineaux, co-owner of Turkish textile shop Loomed NOLA. After teaching high school for a few years in New Orleans, Molly decided she wanted to live abroad and convinced Paul, her now-husband, to move with her to Turkey. “I wanted to go be Ernest Hemingway in Istanbul,” she said.

Molly Babineaux and her dog Alice …

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GoNOLA TV: Shopping on New Orleans’ Magazine Street

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All month we’ve been sharing our favorite places to shop in New Orleans, and many of those places are located on Magazine Street: there’s world-class antique stores, locally owned shops, and boutique outposts of national chains. You can find trendy clothing, NOLA-centric goods, stuff for the home, and gifts for just about everyone. In our latest episode of GoNOLA TV …

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New Orleans Shopping: 5 Stores for Women’s Clothing & Accessories

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All month we’ve proven that New Orleans is a great shopping destination, with locally owned stores for every style. We’ve picked our favorite stores for home goods, kids and menswear, and now we’re at perhaps the most difficult category to narrow down into a concise list: women’s boutiques. Take a glance at any block of Magazine Street and you’ll find …

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New Orleans Shopping: 5 Stores for Men’s Clothing

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They say that clothes make the man, and in New Orleans, that old axiom rings true. We’re a city filled with unique, one-of-a-kind stores, including ones for the pint-sized, many with hand-made local goods or carefully selected objects, and that extends to men’s fashion. There aren’t that many big chains within the city limits (you can save that for the …

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New Orleans Shopping: 5 Stores for Kids and Babies

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This month we’re sharing with you our favorite locally owned New Orleans stores where you can find home goods, clothes, gifts and one-of-a-kind souvenirs to bring home. We wouldn’t want to leave stuff for the little ones out: here’s a few of our favorite stores selling goods for children and babies.

New Orleans map-themed baby goods at SOPO (photo: SOPO’s …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 10 Activities for a Rainy Day in New Orleans

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After living in the Pacific Northwest after college, I appreciate the type of rain showers we get here in New Orleans – short, fast, and to the point. Many times, rain in this city tends to pass quickly and there are still sunny, clear skies to be enjoyed during the storm. If you find yourself visiting and greeted by unexpected …

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GoNOLA TV: Discover New Orleans’ Bywater

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Everyone’s New Orleans itinerary should include a visit to the Bywater, a colorful, eminently walkable neighborhood that in the past few years has seen an explosion in hip restaurants, bars, coffee shops and art galleries. Whether you’re a foodie, a music aficionado, someone into outdoor activities, a lover of craft cocktails or a person more comfortable at dive bars, the …

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New Orleans Shopping: 5 Stores for Home Goods and More

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There’s certainly plenty to peruse in New Orleans’ shopping malls and local outposts of national chain stores, but where the city really shines is in its locally owned businesses. New Orleans-based stores exude the city’s unique sensibility, and they also featuring goods by local makers and ones based in the U.S., making these stores perfect for one-of-a-kind gifts – and …

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GoNOLA Guide: Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard

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Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard is a historic and cultural products district in New Orleans. Originally a stretch of Dryades Street, it was later named after Haley, the late civil rights and social justice advocate who resided in Central City. Once known for being a corridor of economic opportunity for minorities, the boulevard became less populated as the years passed.

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GoNOLA Find: Kawaii NOLA

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As fans of anime and Japanese culture flock to downtown New Orleans this weekend for MechaCon, this year they also have a new reason to head to Magazine Street, as Kawaii NOLA celebrates its first year in business. This cute little boutique marked its first birthday on July 20, 2014 and has quickly become a favorite among quirky, fashion-loving ladies …

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GoNOLA Find: Crescent City Comics on Freret Street

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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

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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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