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.
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.
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.
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.