Christmas is a magical time in New Orleans. You’ll find holiday beauty all over the city, from the glittering lights of Celebration in the Oaks to the festive decorations right within our lobby. You’ll also find plenty of worthwhile destinations for shopping in New Orleans.

Work through your gift list with our guide to nearby stores!

A walk down Royal is filled with shopping opportunities. (Photo: JasonParis via Flickr)

A walk down Royal is filled with shopping opportunities. (Photo by JasonParis via Flickr)

Where: Royal Street

How Far: 2 blocks from Bienville House

What You’ll Find: This famous French Quarter street is lined with antique shops, art galleries and unique boutiques. Walk over to our sister property, Hotel Monteleone, grab a drink at the famous Carousel Bar and then proceed down Royal Street as you explore a one-of-a-kind selection of art, clothing, oddities and gift ideas.

Where: Shops at Canal Place

How Far: 2 blocks from Bienville House

What You’ll Find: Shops at Canal Place features high-end stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany’s. Beloved national chains like Lululemon, Anthropologie, and J.Crew are also inside, alongside local New Orleans shops like Mignon Faget and Jean Therapy. After you’re finished shopping, head to The Theatres upstairs for a holiday movie, complete with in-seat dinner service!

Where: UAL

How Far: 3 blocks from Bienville House

What You’ll Find: An acronym for United Apparel Liquidators, this store is a label lover’s dream. UAL is chock-full of brand-new designer pieces at deeply discounted prices. Find brands like Lanvin, Chloe, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Current/Elliott, Rag & Bone, and much more. The prices can still be high, but if you consider the overall savings, you’ll understand why UAL is a must-do.

Where: H&M

How Far: 2 blocks from Bienville House

What You’ll Find: H&M delivers on affordable gifts for the entire family. In addition to on-trend clothing for women, men, and children, the store also features an impressive selection of home goods. Bedding, decorative items, rugs, and towels in fun prints and colors cover the upstairs portion of the store. High on design but low on prices, H&M also features fun stocking stuffers like candles, lotions, and accessories.

This historic French Market offers plenty of shopping opportunities for New Orleans visitors. (Photo courtesy Flickr user Jason Paris)

This historic French Market offers plenty of shopping opportunities for New Orleans visitors. (Photo by Jason Paris via Flickr)

Where: French Market

How Far: 8 blocks from Bienville House

What You’ll Find: In 1791, the French Market originated as a Native American trading post along the Mississippi River. This historic shopping hub spans six blocks of the French Quarter and features a farmers market alongside a flea market filled with locally-made and imported gift ideas.

Where: The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk

How Far: 8 blocks from Bienville House

What You’ll Find: This upscale outlet mall re-opened in 2014 to much fanfare, enticing visitors with incredible deals from stores like Nordstrom Rack, Coach, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Gap, and more. You can experience stunning views of the Mississippi River as you nosh on beignets from Café du Monde (located inside).

After your shopping excursion is over, head to our on-site restaurant and bar, Latitude 29. Sip on tiki cocktails as you review all your fantastic purchases!