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!


Take care of your holiday shopping in New Orleans at a mix of local and national stores. (Photo courtesy Alice Harold on Flickr)

Where: Shops at Canal Place

How Far: 0.2 miles 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: 0.2 miles 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: The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk

How Far: 0.5 miles from Bienville House

What You’ll Find: Under new management and a makeover inside and out, this outlet mall re-opened earlier this year, enticing visitors with incredible deals from stores like Coach, Neiman Marcus, Gap, and more. You can experience stunning views of the Mississippi River as you nosh on beignets from Café du Monde (located inside).

Where: H&M

How Far: 0.1 miles 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.

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!