Explore New Orleans

Four Stores to Explore in New Orleans

Chill out in these cool shops

We highly encourage warm weather street-wandering and, of course, shopping. New Orleans has so many neighborhoods with fantastic stores, making it easy-breezy to tap into your inner (or conspicuous) consumer. No matter what part of the city you fancy, duck in and out of shops for a quick cool down and some local charm to cart home.


A chef-owned, knife and kitchen-gadget mecca just off the St. Charles streetcar lined with walls of Japanese steel, cool food mags, tiny taco earrings and hand-carved wooden spoons you didn’t know you needed. You do. 

Foodies will want to scarf up these fun, locally made earrings found at Coutelier. (©Coutelier)

The Good Shop 

Fresh, new and full of “good” products from local makers. Owner Tippy Tippens curates everything with thought to community and the environment: candles, soaps, clothing, books, skin-care and tons of do-goodery. 

The Good Shop New Orleans
The Good Shop is filled with great gift items that give back. (©The Good Shop)

Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop

Near City Park? Pop into this new- and used-books and tabletop-gaming store. Shelves are filled with niche-genre fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, graphic novels), a stellar children’s book selection and board games. 

Tubby & Coo's Book Shop New Orelans
Tubby & Coo’s bills itself as “your one-stop shop for all things nerdy.” (©Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop)

Glitter Box N.O.

For and by “womxn,” this store showcases artists, makers, workshops (headdress-making, embroidery, bedazzling) and strong support of social-justice groups. This is the place to get artsy wall pieces, creative jewelry, clothing and stationery. 

Glitter Box N.O. New Orleans
Art and empowerment converge at the Glitter Box. (©Glitter Box. N.O.)