Louisiana has some great shopping from malls to quaint antiques, you can find it here. The best shopping in Louisiana are in the big cities like New Orleans and Baton Rouge where you can find a plethora of shopping malls to choose from. The smaller cities have some quaint shops to get little souvenirs and antiques and the casino towns have some interesting souvenir shops inside the casino hotels.
New Orleans shopping is the best shopping in Louisiana. You can find the traditional malls like the Esplanade and Clearview mall with the typical stores like Macy’s and Dillard’s. There is also the French Quarter Riverwalk Mall with Banana Republic, Chico's, Gap, Victoria's Secret, and more.
For the more upscale New Orleans shopping experience try the shops at Canal Place and pick-up elegant baubles at Saks Fifth Avenue and Gucci to name a few. You can also find L’Occitane, Williams Sonoma and several places to eat. This is the premiere location of Louisiana shopping so bring your cash and prepare to spend it.
Other good shopping in New Orleans can be found by wandering the streets of the French Quarter and traipsing down Magazine Street with its interesting boutique shops, art galleries, antique shops and auction houses, as well as a few Voodoo shops! There is also the Louisiana Music Factory where you can pick-up the best of the best CDs by New Orleans jazz artists.
Other Interesting shopping in New Orleans includes the historic French Market where you can pick-up local crafts, fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, sausages and other unique finds. Located right on the Mississippi, you can catch a snack at the nearby Café du Monde before heading over to St Charles square and looking at the booths of local artists wares in front of the impressive St. Charles Cathedral, one of the many great New Orleans attractions. Catch a New Orleans carriage ride after your shopping spree to enjoy the city from a historical perspective.
Some of the more interesting shopping in New Orleans can be found at the attractions like the Audubon Zoo, Aquarium of the Americas and the New Orleans ghost tour gift store!
More interesting shopping in Louisiana is fond at the many plantation homes, which often have gift stores selling antiques, dolls or other interesting souvenirs, like the Destrehen Plantation gift shop , which also gives period craft demonstrations.
In the nearby Metarie (between New Orleans and the airport) there is some of the best shopping in Louisiana at the 1,000,000 square foot mall that is a favorite destination of the locals with Dillard"s, JC Penney, Restoration Hardware, Williams-Sonoma, Banana Republic, Talbots, Old Navy & Pottery Barn. This is a great place to find all the classics, cool off and catch a movie.
More Louisiana shopping malls are in the big cities including the Mall of Louisiana and the Mall of Coutana in Baton Rouge, the Acadiana Mall in Lake Charles & Lafayette areas, and the Pecanland Mall in Monroe.
Shopping in Louisiana is a fun experience if you know where to look, so check with you hotel concierge or search the internet before you go so that you can make the most of your Louisiana shopping or New Orleans shopping experience!