Shop­ping

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Books & Mu­sic

BECKHAM’S BOOK­SHOP Thou­sands of rare, antique and sec­ond­hand books line the shelves at this sprawl­ing em­po­rium. An es­sen­tial stop for collectors. 228 Decatur St., 504.522.9875. Map 3, E5

FAULKNER HOUSE BOOKS For six months in 1925, Wil­liam Faulkner lived at this ad­dress, and it was here he penned his novel “Sol­diers’ Pay.” First edi­tions of his works are sold, as well as con­tem­po­rary fic­tion. faulkn­er­house­books.com. 624 Pi­rate’s Al­ley (be­hind St. Louis Cathe­dral), 504.524.2940 Map 3, G4

GAR­DEN DIS­TRICT BOOK SHOP This well-stocked shop of­fers hun­dreds of cur­rent ti­tles, along with a large se­lec­tion of New Or­leans-re­lated books. www.gar­dendis­trict­book­shop.com. 2727 Pry­ta­nia St., 504.895.2266. Map 1, D4

KITCHEN WITCH New, used and vin­tage cookbooks are on the menu at this charm­ing shop geared to food­ies. Spe­cial em­pha­sis is placed on hard-to-find South­ern ti­tles and rare vol­umes de­voted to Cre­ole and Ca­jun cui­sine. www.kw­cook­books.com. 1452 Broad St., 504.528.8382. Map 1, D2

LOU­I­SI­ANA MU­SIC FAC­TORY There’s no bet­ter place in town to stock up on new or used CDs by lo­cal artists. Se­lect posters, books and videos also of­fered. Live per­for­mances on Satur­days. www. louisiana­mu­sic­fac­tory.com. 421 French­men St., 504.586.1094. Map 3, J5

SKULLY’Z RECORDZ This small mu­sic shop is big on new and used CDs, DVDs and vinyl record­ings. Im­ports, ob­scure al­bums and works by in­de­pen­dent lo­cal artists are also of­fered. 907 Bour­bon St., 504.592.4666. Map 3, H4

Cloth­ing

BILLY REID  Award-win­ning de­signer Reed’s chic bou­tiques are found all over the coun­try—and now in his home state as well. Women’s and men’s fash­ions are fea­tured, along with shoes, bags and ac­ces­sories. www.bil­lyreid.com. 3927 Mag­a­zine St., 504.208.1200. Map 1, D4

DE­FEND NEW OR­LEANS Part T-shirt shop, part bou­tique and part home store. With its iconic skull, fleur de lis and mus­ket brand­ing, this hip spot em­bod­ies the re­silient spirit of the city. www.de­fend­newor­leans.com. 1101 First St., 504.941.7010. Map 1, D4; 600 Caron­delet St., 504.324.7463. Map 3, C5

DIRTY COAST Just when you thought New Or­leans couldn’t pos­si­bly fit an­other T-shirt shop, along comes Dirty Coast. But you won’t find your stan­dard Bour­bon Street garb here. Cater­ing to lo­cals and in-the-know vis­i­tors, the shop’s slick de­signs fea­ture funky graphics with cool Cres­cent Ci­tyin­spired slo­gans. Other lo­cally made gift items are also of­fered. www.dirty­coast.com. 713 Royal St., 504.324.6730. Map 3, G4; 5631 Mag­a­zine St., 504.324.3745. Map 1, D4 FLEURTY GIRL When Lau­ren Thom be­gan print­ing T-shirts in her kitchen lit­tle did she know just how big the small ven­ture would be­come. To­day her pop­u­lar de­signs are found city­wide. www.fleur­ty­girl.net. 3117 Mag­a­zine St., 504.301.2557. Map 1, D4; 632 St. Peter St., 504.304.5529. Map 3, G4; 1720 St. Charles Ave., 504.309.3944. Map 1, D3

H&M This Swedish-based re­tail chain is known around the globe for its fab fash­ions and hard-tore­sist prices. Women’s, men’s and chil­dren’s cloth­ing is fea­tured, along with hip home ac­cents. www. hm.com. 418 N. Peters St., 855.466.7467. Map 3, F5

HAT­TIE SPARKS This sleek bou­tique’s well-cu­rated stock fea­tures ev­ery­thing from se­lect women’s wear and hip home ac­cents to cool cards and outof-the-norm gift items. www.hat­ties­parks.com. 939 Girod St., 504.510.5060. Map 3, B4

HEMLINE Fash­ion-for­ward cloth­ing, shoes, ac­ces­sories and such sought-af­ter lines as BCBG, Laun­dry and Diesel are found here. www.shophem­line.com. 609 Chartres St., 504.592.0242. Map 3, G4

JACI BLUE At this bou­tique you’ll find gor­geous, fash­ion-for­ward cloth­ing, lin­gerie and ac­ces­sories, hand­picked to flat­ter women size 12 and up. www.jaci­blue.com. 2111 Mag­a­zine St., 504.603.2929. Map 1, D4 KIT AND ACE This lu­l­ule­mon off­shoot is known for its line of “tech­ni­cal cash­mere” cloth­ing. Geared to

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