New Orleans Shops
Exodus Goods (Closed)
518 Conti St., French Quarter
Co-owned by Solange Knowles, Exodus Goods, which lives in a brick-lined warehouse with colorful, airily-dotted racks, has made some big waves in New Orleans: There just aren't as many small, specialty boutiques doing interesting things as you would think. But Exodus Goods is different. It's also helmed by sisters Darlene and Lizzy Okpo, and Armina Mussa, and the buy revolves around smaller, streetwear-inspired indies like Ace & Jig, Nanushka, and Anatomy Project, along with pieces from New Orleans locals.
Faulkner House Books
624 Pirate's Alley, French Quarter
Occupying the former home of William Faulkner, this eponymous shop is one of the more special bookstores in the world. You'll find plenty of great reads (from Faulkner and others), along with collectibles and rare editions.
610 Chartres St., French Quarter
It's not surprising that this would make our hearts beat a little faster, as the emphasis is on culinary antiques, which might show up in the form of silver wine timbales from France or café au lait bowls from the early 1900s. The price tags match the quality, the specificity, and the location (Lucullus lives in a 19th century building on Chartres Street).
4858 Magazine St., Uptown
Situated in a cheery yellow townhouse—and dotted with mid-century modern furniture—shopping at Victoria's feels like a trip through a good friend's closet. The edit is specific and spare, with pieces from Gary Graham, Dusica Dusica, and Autumn Cashmere lining the racks.
1036 Royal St., French Quarter
This cute little boutique is packed with stationery (including goop friend Alexa Pulitzer's line), coffee table books, and other great giftables. Blake does a great job of sourcing pieces from New Orleans locals, which she deftly mixes with more well-known brands.
325 Royal St., French Quarter
Keil’s Antiques has been holding court in New Orleans since the late 1800s: In fact, it's operated by the fourth generation of Keil's. The emphasis here is on pieces from the 17th, 18th, and 19th century, which might be a giant armoire, or a delicate piece of estate jewelry. The Keil family also runs Moss Antiques (411 Royal St.) and Royal Antiques (309 Royal St.).
Dop Antiques & Architecturals
300 Jefferson Hwy., Bldg. 1, Jefferson
If you're in the mood for a good—albeit dusty—dig, and might be in the market for salvaged stained glass doors or a set of French bar stools, this warehouse will be your jam. It's vast, but the prices are fair and they receive shipments all the time, meaning it's a get-it-before-it's-gone scenario.
4011 Magazine St., Uptown
It's funny, but when Weinstein's opened back in the '70s, it was expressly devoted to menswear—these days, it's known for dressing the fairer sex, and in forward-thinking lines, too. You'll find many labels exclusive to the store, including Dries van Noten, Rick Owens, and Sacai.
3927 Magazine St., Uptown
Sure, Billy Reid is quickly carpeting the country with really, really well-done boutiques, but Reid is actually a Louisiana boy. He grew up in the tiny town of Amite, where is mother operated a women's clothing boutique. While Billy Reid got its start as a menswear brand, they're now doing women's as well, which has the same American sportswear sensibility. Tasseled loafers, patterned shorts, and leather dresses round out the mix.
5500 Magazine St., Uptown
Offering a department store's worth of lines, this long-standing staple—helmed by mother/daughter team, Mimi Robinson and CeCe Colhoun—is the sort of place where you roll in looking for something specific, and emerge with a closet-full of staples. 3.1 Phillip Lim, Theia, and Michael Kors dot the racks, while the in-store shoe salon (CeCe) focuses on Charlotte Olympia, Sophia Webster, and Ancient Greek Sandals.
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