City Guide: Where To Shop in New Orleans!

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As you know Michael and me go to jazz festival every year.

While there I re-visit my fave shops while seeing new ones so “ta daarrr”! *arms outstretched* here’s my 2014 list!

Address and telephone numbers included.  Your welcome. 

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518 Chartres Street
French Quarter
Tel:  504-301-4437
I visit UAL every time I am in New Orleans without fail.  Even if I walk out empty handed the impressive shoe selection alone makes it worth the try on sesh.
Find high end designers like Margiela, Prada, Lanvin, Chanel etc for up to 90% off (no not the Chanels).  They also carry other labels including Joseph, House Of Harlow (bought a couple of pieces last year) etc.  Everything is brand new and the shoes go up to size US 11/UK 8 or UK 9.
If you like consignments in New York like Tokio 7  then you’ll like UAL.

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Bambi Deville

Bambi DeVille’s
818 Royal Street
French Quarter
Tel: 504-491-0824
I just discovered this gem last month on the way to Jazz fest.  Set back from the road, the boutique is on the second floor with vintage clothes displayed outside with the bulk indoors.  The shop feels like a quiet living room.  Some vintage pieces date back to the fifties through to more recent decades.  An impressively curated sequin clothes selection (I walked out the shop wearing their above top).  Cool leather jackets and vintage dresses that I suspect Kate Moss would love.

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609 Chartres Street
French Quarter
Down town vibe and casual clothes by recognizable brands (including Free People and Jens Pirate Booty).  I picked up these moccasins from there plus a crucifix pendant and bell bottom pants.  Check out their cool jewelry collection.

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Je Taime Nola

Je Taime Nola
3613 Magazine Street
(between Foucher &  Antonine)
Tel. 504-309-6028
I was on my way to Funky Monkey (see below) when I saw this little shop.  Sells mostly boho tunics, shorts, dresses and belts but their custom cowboy boots are the real gems.  Check out the pre-made ones above.
Each pair are made to order in two months.  They ship anywhere in the U.S. and aren’t as expensive as I thought. 

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Funky Monkey
3127 Magazine Street
Tel: 504-899-5587

This is the shop everyone I know mentions when shopping for vintage and current label clothes in 
New Orleans. 

The shop is split by gender into two rooms.  Check the mens section for their t-shirt and 
 jacket collection.  Cheap prices and friendly staff.  

I’ve been visiting this shop for years and regret not getting the above Pilsner beer mens t-shirt and 
baseball cap that was in the window and probably cost less than $20  (see pic above)..




3129 Magazine Street
Tel: (504) 269-2442

Carries brands like Ella Moss, Free People, Seychelles, Reef.  Feels like a bright LA boutique.  Check out the long dresses and the shoe section at the back which has a good sale section.



Magazine Antique Mall

3017 Magazine Street
Tel. 504-896-9994
Vintage furniture and vintage clothes under one roof.   If looking for a unique random piece for home then check this place out.  
Clock the black fringe jacket above. Had it fit me it would’ve been on my back right now (not that I need another black jacket but you get my point on their random cool finds). 


Buffalo Exchange
3312 Magazine Street
Tel: 504-891-7443
Best places for inexpensive summer gear especially for a last minute stock up before jazz fest or in general.  I find the above suede patch work skirt to wear for Autumn plus these denim overalls and the white crop top worn with it.

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3426 Magazine Street
A pro make up and hair studio that I stumbled across.  Brands for sale include Kevin Aucoin and Smash Box plus ones exclusive to New Orleans.   I liked the bargain baskets of $5 and $10 make up that was only on sale because of updated packaging – not the formulations.
If time is super limited then I say UAL, Funky Monkey and Bambi De’Ville are the spots to hit.

Add your fave Nola places to shop in the below comments!! 


  1. Georgie Lowen says:

    This post is amazing. Makes me want to go there!


    • Karen says:

      No problem and thx I want to do a couple more

    • Karen says:

      oh PERFECT!

  2. Anonymous says:

    and then list of your faves in NY, please
    thank you so much

    • Karen says:

      Trust me I’m working on it

  3. Anonymous says:

    I love UAL- I always check it out when in New Orleans. They have one here in Nashville too, which is how I heard about them. So if you’re ever here you should definitely check it out. I scored a L’Wren Scott teal eel skin clutch there in June!! so excited!

    • Karen says:

      Nice score!

  4. Think Twice Style says:

    The best best BEST vintage shop in Louisiana is in Baton Rouge, Time Warp! Organized by decade, good prices, and extremely well curated. 100 times better than any vintage stores in NOLA. But in NOLA, Lili Vintage is the top!

  5. Karen says:

    I can’t believe I didn’t hear about this. I’ll note it down for the next visit. Thx!

  6. Steph B-More says:

    aww man I wish I saw this post before I went to NOLA this past weekend.

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