I’d venture to say that the number one item on our New Orleans agenda was shopping. And did we ever shop! The cliche “shop till you drop” does not nearly do our adventure justice. Bestie R had us walking from one end of the city to the other…only stopping for a fresh cocktail. I don’t think I’m capable of recounting every shoppe we shopped. Alas, here is a run down of Crescent City must-shoppes.
Judy at the Rink
Lovely home decor and gifts unique to New Orleans. We each picked up a darling glittered reindeer bearing a “WISH” sentiment and Eiffel Tower replica.
Inspired apothecary and home furnishings. Sister left with a John Derian tray.
Our most adored shoppe of all the day’s stops was Mad Men Bryan Batt
‘s Magazine Street gem – Hazelnut. Bestie R is friends with Bryan and we just had the best time meeting him – he was nothing short of charming in person and was a doll to sign his newest book, Big Easy Style
, for us! Aside from the celebrity encounter, I literally wanted to bring home everything in the store. Having to be choosy, I left with a few new Alison Evans oyster plates for my collection started last Christmas (after envying R’s for a few years.)
Aux Belles Choses
This little gem was another home decor favorite – and had great prices to boot! I picked up a sweet little throw blanket for the baby and a few egg soaps that I’ve been on a mission to find.
No purchases were made in this New Orleans institution, but there was plenty on which to feast the eyes! The new Hive jewelry collection left me drooling.
I’ve long shopped this shoppe’s online store for all sorts of smocked goodies for the littles. Their home decor selection was equally as lovely. I wished I’d had room for about seven lamps!
Bestie B’s bestie S has been a long time employee of this darling Magazine Street children’s boutique. I’ve received plenty of perfectly wrapped gifts for the littles from Pippen Lane but this was the first time I’ve had the pleasure of shopping in person. And, as luck would have it, we even got to catch up with the aforementioned S for a few minutes!! Sister left with a sweet little Christmas longall for Bird.
Don’t let the fact that Belladona is a fantastic day spa fool you into thinking there’s only massages and manicures inside these four walls! There were loads of linens, decorative accessories and candles. And, if you are looking for spa services, I visited with bestie B’s bridesmaids back when she was married and can give you a first hand A+ recommendation.
Who wouldn’t love a shoppe named perch located in a fantasticly historic building with this sign out front?!?! As said sign promises, inside we found the perfect mix of antique, vintage and contemporary. None of us left empty handed here.
Set up booth style, AG was one of Sister’s favorites. If I were a local, this would be a regular stop on my agenda. So many unique finds!
Adler’s is the Tiffany’s of New York or Levy’s of Savannah. In addition to exquisite jewelry and china, we spied numerous lovely keepsake gifts!
Besties R and J enlist the services of Scriptura in procuring their always lovely and so-New Orleans stationery. Inside you’ll find loads of one-of-a-kind paper products.
Located in Canal Place, Home and Garden is dripping with gorgeous home furnishings and accessories.
Luxe shoppe chocked full of antique furnishings and our favorite Low Country Luxe candles.
We shopped with abandon…giving nary a thought to how we’d get all of our treats home. Needless to say, we left with three more bags than we came with :-)
I have one final shopping destination that’s sheer fabulousness warrants it’s very own blog…stay tuned!
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