Bienville House Hotel is located in the heart of the French Quarter, and from our doors, you are minutes from some of the best New Orleans shopping this city has to offer!
We’re surrounded by big brand names, local boutiques, and street vendors providing an eclectic mix of merchants, all within walking distance from our doors. Read on for a few of our favorite places to shop in the French Quarter.
Located just steps from our boutique hotel you’ll find The Shops at Canal Place. This upscale indoor mall is home to many well-known shops including Saks Fifth Avenue, Anthropologie, Brooks Brothers, Banana Republic, Lululemon, Michael Kors, J.Crew, Tiffany & Co., and White House Black Market. You can find everything from high-end designers to affordable trends in a one-stop shopping trip! You can even explore handcrafted gifts at RHINO, a cooperative gallery of Louisiana fine crafts artists.
Just a short walk in the opposite direction from our hotel are Urban Outfitters and H&M. These trendy retailers are both located in the 400 block of N Peters Street and carry a variety of affordable clothing, gifts, and home goods.
Fun and Funky Shops
If you want to shop local, you don’t even need to leave our French Quarter neighborhood!
Decatur Street is home to some of the most unique and eclectic shops in the French Quarter. Here you will find clothing boutiques, jewelry shops, and souvenir shops galore. Walk a little bit further to Royal Street and you will hit a plethora of antique shops and art galleries, including the 100+-year-old M.S. Rau Antiques.
Looking for quirky fashion finds? The French Quarter is full of them. Shoe Be Do, Feet First, and Fluevog offer an eclectic assortment of footwear. United Apparel Liquidators (UAL) features great deals on high-end fashion, while QUEORK sells unique jewelry, accessories, and home decor, all made from cork! Nadine Blake features delightfully curated home goods, and Fifi Mahony’s offers a fun selection of colorful wigs and makeup. Perlis Clothing in Jax Brewery offers Cajun-inspired men’s clothing, including their signature crawfish polo shirts, and you can top off the look with a hat from Goorin Bros. Love vintage-inspired looks? Head to Trashy Diva or Dollz & Dames for retro womenswear.
Want to venture beyond the French Quarter and explore even more local shopping? New Orleans is a haven for locally-owned shopping. Whether you stroll down Magazine Street, peruse the South Market District downtown, or wander Mid-City or the Riverbend neighborhoods, you will find plenty of unique New Orleans gift shops and boutiques that are hidden treasures within the city.
Local Street Artists
Amid the French Quarter art galleries, you’ll find incredibly talented local New Orleans artists selling their paintings and crafts in areas like Jackson Square. These hand-made pieces range in price so you’re sure to find one that fits your style and your budget. Walk just a few more blocks and you can browse through all of the wonderful vendors set up in the New Orleans French Market!
For late night shopping in the heart of New Orleans nightlife, stroll through Frenchmen Art Market, where you’ll find local artists selling their wares under a canopy of twinkling lights.
Whether you’re looking for high-end designers or local artists, there’s something for everyone when you’re shopping in New Orleans’ French Quarter. When you stay at Bienville House or our sister property, Hotel Monteleone, you’ll be right in the center of the fun!