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!  A cowboy hat adorned with faux red peacock feathers? Why not? Throw caution to the wind and ditch any notions of practicality. Staying open-minded and curious are the pillars of this journey.  

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: 

Auctions: 

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) 

Estate Sales: 

H&H Estate Sales- The homes are always beautiful and often have closets filled with vintage clothing and accessories 

Vintage Shops: 

Century Girl- Designer dresses and unapologetic femininity reign supreme in this beautifully decorated shop 

Bambi DeVilleOwned by actress and author of WW2 Bakelite Jewelry: Love and Victory 

FredaPlenty of vintage and upcycled finds by Spirit Closet in this highly curated store  

Miss Claudia’sSift 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 

Online Sellers: 

@goldenleveevintage 

@estatelynola 

Top 10 Picks for Vintage Finds in New Orleans

Clockwise

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 

Top 10 Picks for Vintage Finds in New Orleans

Clockwise:

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

Top 10 Picks for Vintage Finds in New Orleans

Picks from the Neal Auction Chris Owens Estate  

Easter Parade Hat, Betty Boop Leather Jacket

All available items listed here.