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Location: at the foot of Canal Street by the Mississippi River
Grab a latte from Starbucks on the first level and make your way through Pottery Barn, Saks Fifth Avenue, Kenneth Cole, or the multitude of high-end specialty stores located on the center's three levels. Before you leave, check what's playing at the popular, indie-friendly Canal Place movie theatre. http://www.landmarktheatres.com/ (choose New Orleans) | 504.522.9200
Location: Between Decatur and North Peters, stretching from the end of Cafe DuMonde toward Esplanade.
Everything in New Orleans has a unique feel and this farmer's market/craft fair is no different. Stretching five blocks of the Vieux Carre, the French Market offers fresh produce, souvenirs and specialty crafts. www.frenchmarket.org
Location: On Decatur Street in the French Quarter at Jackson Square. This five story shopping center was once brewing headquarters for New Orleans' own JAX beer. Now, filled with a variety of unique merchants and an extension of the famous French Quarter establishment, Pat O'Brien's, Jackson Brewery is a favorite among visitors and locals alike. www.jacksonbrewery.com
Location: 3301 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Metairie, LA 70002
Lakeside Shopping Center is one of Louisiana's most exciting retail malls featuring over 120 stores and boutiques, restaurants and much more. http://www.lakesideshopping.com/
Location: Between Tchoupitoulas and Prytania, running through the Garden District and Uptown areas. This 6 mile shopping strip stretches from the edge of the French Quarter to Uptown's Audubon Park. Along the way, you will find a host of unique shopping destinations for antiques, furniture, clothing and specialty items. www.magazinestreet.com
Location: On the edge of the Warehouse District between the Mississippi River and Convention Center Blvd. Nestled along the bank of the Mississippi, the Riverwalk Marketplace is home to over 150 shops and 15 restaurants and cafes. Both the food court balcony and the Spanish Plaza overlook the Mississippi River and provide a breathtaking view of passing steamboats and oceanliners. www.riverwalkmarketplace.com
Location: In the French Quarter between Chartres and Bourbon Streets. No excursion to the French Quarter is complete without a stroll down Rue Royal. The carefully preserved French and Spanish architecture is breathtaking and filled with some of the finest antique dealers, art galleries and shops in the South. World famous Brennan's Restaurant, the Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone, and Mr. B's Bistro provide relief for the weary shopper.