10 Local Favorites to Buy in New Orleans
- 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