From the fashionable boutiques of Magazine Street to the trendy art markets, the unique character of gay New Orleans is reflected in its shopping. In the Big Easy, anything and everything can be found. One moment you may be learning about voodoo in an occult shop and the next, strolling the booths of a farmer’s market for fresh food and hand-made designs!
Gay stores in New Orleans
Located on the corner of Bourbon and Dumaine is Bourbon Pride, a one-stop shop for Pride-wear specific to New Orleans (rainbow fleur de lis anyone?). Another great shop full of gay gifts, cards, and homegoods is Hit Parade, a perfect spot to stock up for Pride, Decadence, and Mardi Gras.
Hustler Hollywood also carries a good assortment of gay gifts and apparel, but also contains a kinkier second floor full of sex toys and other adult paraphernalia.
Looking for a gay bookstore in New Orleans? Faubourg Marigny Arts & Books (FAB) is the oldest and the best in the South. Filled with stacks of original paintings, photography, new, used, and vintage books, old porn magazines, coming here is a day trip in itself.
Gay fetish shops in New Orleans
Inside the Eagle and the Phoenix bars you’ll find COK, a store full of jocks, leather gear, and everything else you can think of kink-wise.
Defend New Orleans Downtown is the perfect store to buy city-specific gifts for your loved ones at home. The store features hip, minimalist t-shirt designs, trendy pins, and other carefully selected designs that will remind you of your trip to Louisiana for years to come.
Treat yourself (and learn a thing or two about straight edge shaving) at The Art of Shaving a little boutique store with the best men’s grooming products in town!
Looking for the best kicks and threads? The trendiest wear can always be found at Regarding Fresh. It sells high-fashion brands like A.P.C. and Visvim.