Yes, it is no surprise and no secret that New Orleans has truly some of the most magnificent antiques shops in the country, not exactly sure why that is, maybe it just seems that way, after all the city itself is far from being any sort of a major metropolis, so in terms of volume, how many people in New Orleans are gobbling up these antiques, especially when you consider the costs, a great piece could easy set you back $10, $20, and beyond $30,000. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that for the most part all of these shops are more or less in one or two easy to manage districts, you either have the French Quarter or Magazine Street.
The French Quarter shops will of course be more expensive, by simple fact that they appeal to the tourist, who may be looking for something to celebrate their New Orleans style, again seems odd considering the prices.
Magazine Street is a little more off the beaten path, but well worth a visit for those who love the hunt. Littered with lovely shops, it would be hard to say its any less expensive, but the trip is worth the potential goodies to be found.
And of course, part of the whole fun of even thinking about going antique shopping in New Orleans is well, heck you get to spend a few days in one of the best southern cities in the country, try not to go in the summer when it’s blisteringly hot and tropical.