7 of the Best Luxury Shops in New Orleans (Update 2024)

Best known for its music scene, New Orleans is also home to a huge choice of eclectic shopping opportunities, including several luxury boutiques.

Pilot and Powell

(Photo: Pilot and Powell)

Many of the city’s upscale stores are concentrated in the French Quarter, the oldest neighbourhood in New Orleans and a designated National Historic Landmark, with everything from contemporary and vintage clothes and accessories, jewellery, local art and antiques on offer. If you’re planning a trip to New Orleans and would like to indulge in some high-end retail therapy during your stay, you’re going to be spoilt for choice. To help you plan your shopping time ahead of your visit, we’ve picked out 7 of the city’s best luxury shops and boutiques.

Pilot and Powell

One of the more recent additions to New Orleans’ luxury shopping landscape is this chic lifestyle concept store, which opened its doors in late 2016. Featuring a diverse, curated collection of cool, feminine, stylish clothing and accessories, the light and airy store bills itself as catering to the “modern New Orleans woman” who embodies the city’s easy metropolitan character. A regularly changing range of classic designer apparel and contemporary sportswear and accessories sit next to cosmetics, fragrances, gifts and books.

3901 Magazine Street / Mon-Sat 10am-6pm Closed Sun

Villa Vici

Villa Vici

(Photo: Villa Vici)

This super-chic furniture and interior design store on Magazine Street features a wide range of modern and classic styles. The store caters for everything from one-of-a-kind items using lavish contemporary materials to rustic pieces made from reclaimed wood. Whether it’s upholstery, tables, storage, lighting, floor coverings or window treatments, you can get it designed here. The store also offers full interior design services and installation.

4112 Magazine Street / Tues-Sat 10am-4pm Closed Sun-Mon


Epitomising New Orleans’ eclectic and relaxed character, this mellow boutique offers a diverse mix of men’s casual clothing and accessories created by hip indie designers with their ears firmly to the ground of contemporary culture. The store prides itself on its unfussy, casual apparel with a focus on leisure and resort-inspired style that reflects the famously easy-living ethos of the city. As well as clothing, there’s also a small but impressive selection of books and music, much of which is produced by local writers and musicians.

Ace Hotel, 600 Carondelet Street / Mon-Sun 10am-6pm

NOLA Couture

Launched following the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to help restore hometown pride, NOLA Couture bills itself as celebrating the city’s individuality through custom designs featuring iconic New Orleans motifs. The store houses a huge range of stylishly designed items, including high-end accessories for men, women, kids and even pets, and there’s also an impressive homeware range. All of the pieces sold are designed and manufactured in-house at the brand’s local factory, NOLA Sewn.

3308 Magazine Street / Mon-Sun 10am-6pm

NOLA Couture

(Photo: NOLA Couture)

Century Girl Vintage

Opened in 2015 in the heart of New Orleans’s Lower Garden District, Century Girl has blossomed into a renowned vintage boutique housing a curated collection of hand-selected garments spanning the decades. The cosy and inviting shop exudes a quirky and whimsical vibe, both in its eye-catching décor and its assortment of apparel sourced from across the globe. Whether it’s cocktail attire, Jazz Age glamour numbers or a lavish garden party that you’re dressing for, you’re very likely to find it here.

2023 Magazine Street / Mon-Sat 11am-5.30pm Sun 12pm-5.30pm

Meyer The Hatter

Said to be the largest hat retailer in the American South, this charming third-generation store is a veritable New Orleans institution, offering a variety of high-quality men’s and women’s hat styles since 1894. Whether it’s a dapper fedora or rugged Stetson you’re after, Meyer The Hatter is almost certain to have something to suit your tastes when it comes to headwear. There’s also a balcony here that serves as a popular vantage point for watching Mardi Gras parades.

120 St Charles Avenue / Mon-Sat 10am-5.45pm Closed Sun

Meyer The Hatter

(Photo: Meyer The Hatter)

Boutique Du Vampyre

When it comes to unique independent stores in New Orleans, there’s nothing quite like the quirky, dungeon-esque Boutique Du Vampyre, which offers an esoteric mix of Gothic products ranging from jewellery and apparel to dolls and incense. Look out for a deck of tarot cards featuring surreal, disturbing artwork, and patrons can even get vampire-like fangs custom-made to fit their mouth. To help settle your nerves with a stiff drink after visiting, there’s a vampire-themed speakeasy called Passions down the road.

709 St Ann Street / Mon-Sat 10am-5.45pm Closed Sun

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