Holiday shopping is both a sprint and a marathon. You must start early (for the deals) and stay the course, but then speed it up for the big finish (the people you forgot). Yes, it takes endurance and killer speed to get the job done right. Now is the time to fill up your emotional and financial tanks, because you will not stop shopping and seeing family members until January! There are so many things to do and people to shop for. As much fun as the race to the finish can be, it also feels quite overwhelming. So, instead of painstakingly scrolling through every email and social media post yourself; I’ve compiled a list of shopping events (which I will continue to update) just for you! Now, take a deep breath and narrow it down to a few favorites!  

Heads up! I will be popping up on @stcharlesavenuemag Instagram page on Thursday this week to give you an inside look into a few of these events. 

October 19 4-9 p.m. – Pop Up Maker’s Market at Val’s – spooky treats and local vendors  

October 20 4-7:30 p.m. Aucoin Hart – Meet Italian jewelry designer Marco Bicego in person and view the new collection at Aucoin Hart 

October 20 (12-7 p.m.) & October 21 (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)– Rebecca Bourke Jewelry trunk show featuring one-of-a-kind pieces hosted in a private uptown residence (call for details #504-458-4713)  

October 20 – 22: Pied NuDorothee Schumacher trunk show (regular store hours

October 21-22 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Weinstein’s hosts a jewelry pop up for Mara Karzen, antique and layered jewelry artist 

October 21-22: Ballins – Mi Jong Lee & Emmelle Trunk Show

October 24 : The Roosevelt Hotel will change over to its full holiday splendor and the Emporium Gift Shop will be filled with unique offerings for holiday gifts and décor 

October 266-8 p.m.Fait Nola hosts a fall ‘Wreath Making Workshop’ at Fait Nola 

October 28-31 Ballin’s (Dante Street)  Factory 406 Trunk Show – shop the elegant, travel friendly collection

October 31 7 p.m. Octavia Books and Sacred Heart host author Jeff Kinney of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series (a huge deal for kids) for a book signing and special live musical appearance.  

November 511 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Freret Market – a pop up of local art, crafts of food 

November 9-12 Ballin’s Dante Street location hosts an Igor Trunk Show  

November 1210 a.m. – 4 p.m.Mid City Art Show– Open studio and art sale showcasing the work of 20+ local artists 

December 66-8 p.m.Holly Jolly Market by the Junior League of New Orleans at Sacred Heart school 

December 15: (Times TBD) Angelique Boutique hosts an Ella Bartlow trunk show featuring the native designer’s sparkly, bold jewelry 

December 17 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. –Holiday Pop Up – Support both local vendors and the Historic New Orleans Collection at once! 

December 21-30Nola Christmas FestYuletide Market- shop last minute gifts at the market after you ice skate and meet Santa! 

Did you know…… 

Em’s Boutique has undergone a full facelift and will have its grand re-opening celebration this holiday season (details TBD) 

The Monomin Shop on Magazine now has a children’s boutique called Monomini right across the street.