If you’re looking for a standout piece of clothing or jewelry, vintage shopping is a must. But first, you must leave your inhibitions and shopping list at the door. Being surrounded by one-of-a-kind pieces you may find yourself drawn to new and unusual things. But, isn’t that fun? A bikini fashioned out of old terry cloth towels? Yes please!
It’s no surprise that a city like New Orleans has fabulous antique and vintage shopping options. Opulence and celebratory pomp are steeped deep within our culture. There is always somewhere to see and be seen. So, whether you fancy a Dior style cinched waist dress, free flowing Halston caftan or a chainmail handbag, our local vintage shopping locales will provide a portal into a different time.
Top Vintage Picks:
Neal Auction Company -Do not miss the upcoming Chris Owens’ estate auction which includes some of her famous Easter costumes, a Betty Boop leather jacket and white leather jumpsuit (see pic). August 10-11. Registration can be done on the website or by calling 504-899-5329 (see pic)
H&H Estate Sales- The homes are always beautiful and often have closets filled with vintage clothing and accessories
Century Girl- Designer dresses and unapologetic femininity reign supreme in this beautifully decorated shop
Miss Claudia’s– Sift through the jam-packed racks here to find a diamond in the rough or maybe even your next Mardi Gras costume
Merchant House– 2nd floor- Plenty of cool-girl finds here like reworked jean jackets and vintage beaded evening bags
Vice & Graft– Tough girl chic military and Americana themed jackets
Blue Dream- On trend vintage selections and contemporary jewelry in a contemporary space
1960’s Shift Dress, Lion Brigade Vintage
Custom Reworked Hat, Armed and Dangerous
Mara Hoffman Swim Suit, Freda
Vintage Chanel Cuff, Vintage 329
Super Beer Lover Tee, Slow Down Nola
Dolce and Gabbana Pineapple Dress, Century Girl
Swan Sunglasses, Century Girl
Lorna Murray Hat, Freda
Bakelite Bracelet, Bambi DeVille
Antique Kimono, Bambi DeVille
Vintage Chanel Charm Bracelet, Vintage 329
Picks from the Neal Auction Chris Owens Estate
Easter Parade Hat, Betty Boop Leather Jacket
All available items listed here.