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- Southern Candymakers is such a good candy shop that you smell heaven from a block away. Many of their creations are shaped like local flora and fauna, such as these crawfish.
- Southern Candymakers also features other specialties like saltwater taffy. (We recommend the rum flavor.)
- Anyone who is anyone in the New Orleans music world shops at the New Orleans Music Exchange, a locally-owned company that has been in business for 20 years. This vintage banjo will set you b
- Local jewelry designer Dashka Roth draws her inspiration from the lattice ironwork on many of the French Quarter's historic buildings.
- Dashka's store also carries Judaica. After Katrina, Judaica designer Gary Rosenthal created this special tzedakah box in the shape of a New Orleans streetcar. A portion of profits from the $125 go to local rebuilding organizations.
Founded in 1931, HovÃ© is the oldest perfumerie in town. The Frenxh Quarter shop's first fragrance, Carnaval, is made with jasmine and magnolia local to New Orleans.
- A trip to New Orleans kitchen and cooking store Roux Royale will make you realize how residents will put a fleur-de-lis on anything. This is a cheese board.
- Magazine Street sweet shop SucrÃ© has toffee, gelato, and macarons. But their southern-style candied pecans are a perfect souvenir.
- Antique shop Bella Prezza carries plenty of items from around the city, but they make their own fleur-de-lis compact mirrors.
- Locally-owned shop Fleurty Girl has three locations. They carry all kinds of LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints gear for local football lovers, but these fleur-de-lis cowboy boot style galos
No trip to New Orleans is complete without big, delicious meals. But when it comes to shopping, there are so many stores to choose from that it's sometimes hard to tell what's locally-owned and operated. Here's a guide to eight of our favorite shops and what to pick up at each of them, from candied pecans to fleur-de-lis-printed rainboots.
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