Shopping from New Orleans
The local economy in New Orleans needs your business.  With online shopping you can help ease the Post-Katrina situation a bit and give a little bit of New Orleans to your friends and loved ones.  This listing started with the list on Chuck Taggart's Gumbo PagesWe've been adding to that list since the 2005 holiday season.  These are unpaid recommendations, and we get no kickbacks, perks, or special treatment from any of them.
Just good value for your money, and a chance to keep business going.  There is something for just about everybody.

New Orleans Business Listings             French Quarter Merchants                 Magazine Street Merchants

Santa's Quarters On Decatur - this place defies a category but check out the website
Oscar's Originals - these little pins, each one handcrafted by the artist, are fun and flashy and immediately recognizable.
Vive la France, French imports: tablecloths and quilts, clocks, glassware, home décor, HB-Henriot Quimper, bath & perfumes, Laguiole knives, Dubout cats, absinthe and pastis accessories - friendly, accomodating, nice people and a terrific shop..

MUSIC - there are several tribute albums available with profits going to the rebuilding effort. Why not buy from the source?

Professors_Kings_Queens_The_Big_Ol_Box_of_New_Orleans The profits for this box set all goes to hurricane relief.
Louisiana Music Factory: The best record store in New Orleans, concentrating on local artists. Indispensible!!
Preservation Hall -
the hall is temporarily closed, but the record store ain't - order the originals online.
Tipitina's - You like spicy music? here's your chance to give to musician's relief and hear from some of your favorite players.
Jim Russell's Rare Records: Rare LPs, 45s, 78s. Can be expensive, but can also be a last-chance treasure trove of vinyl.
Basin Street Records, featuring Kermit Ruffins, Los Hombres Calientes, Irvin Mayfield, Jason Marsalis, Dr. Michael White, Henry Butler, Jon Cleary and more.
Mardi Gras Records in Metairie - close enough to flood and feel the wind.
WWOZ 90.7 FM - New Orleans Radio at it's finest! You can listen via web stream and make a pledge while you are at it.
OffBeat: New Orleans and Louisiana's Roots Music Magazine. Who's playing where.
Subscribe at $29/year, and right now a $200 donation to keep them afloat will get you a lifetime subscription!

Bergen Putman Gallery - On St. Ann - a huge selection of posters and poster art. Indespensible and accessible.
Bryant Gallery - in the quarter on Royal - big bucks for beautiful pieces. Absolutely the nicest people who ever showed me expensive art.

A Gallery for Fine Photography: Joshua Mann Pailet's gallery is one fine photography gallery - and Mr. Pailet rode out the hurricanes in the shop, I hear!
The Bywater Art Market: Original works of art from local and regional artists.
Derby Pottery and Tile: Beautiful ceramic art based on local motifs.
Hanson Gallery, local and international artists: Adrian Deckbar, Peter Max, Malcolm Liepke, Frederick Hart, Raymond Douillet, Michelle Gagliano, Patterson & Barnes, Thomas Arvid, many more.
LeMieux Galleries, Louisiana and Gulf Coast artists: Shirley Rabé Masinter, Leslie Staub, many more.
Photo Works New Orleans: A gallery of New Orleans photographs by Louis Sahuc.
Christopher Porché West Photography, "A Studio on Desire": Porché West documents the cultural life of the city
Arthur Roger Gallery, local and international artists,
Stone + Press Gallery, specializing in mezzotints and fine art prints.
Studio Inferno: Glass art The unique history, culture, traditions, music, and architecture of the city influence the design and color palette of all Inferno's work, creating an unparalleled reputation throughout the United States and Europe.

Beckham's Books: Used and new titles, in the French Quarter on Decatur - near the House of Blues.
Faulkner House Books, Pirate's Alley, French Quarter. A National Historic Landmark.
Garden District Book Shop, "New Orleans' signature book shop", lots of local authors and lots of signed volumes.
Octavia Books: Independent bookshop at the corner of Octavia and Laurel, Uptown.
Maple Street Bookshop   Fight the Stupids!
Pelican Publishing: Home of the Friends of the Cabildo's New Orleans Architecture Series and myriad books about New Orleans history and culture.

Hazelnut: Fine gifts and elegant home accessories, featuring their exclusive, fabulous New Orleans toile fabric and related products!
House of Lounge: Luxurious designer lingerie and loungewear, Magazine St.
Kabuki Design Studio's fun original art to wear -  a visit to Kabuki is a unique experience!
Leontine Linens: Monogrammed heirloom-quality linens.
Andrea Loest: Unique Art Clothing.
Metro Three: Locally-themed t-shirts and clothing for adults and kids.
Meyer the Hatter: The South's Largest Hat Store, since 1894!
Trashy Diva: Vintage and retro women's fashion.
Yvonne LaFleur: Women's clothing and fragrances.

Aunt Sally's Original Creole Pralines, gift baskets, much more.
Blue Frog Chocolates: Chosen "Best Candy Shop In New Orleans" by the readers of the Gambit, five years and counting.
The Cajun Grocer - really, really good stuff from here - like Live Crawfish by the bag, andouille sausage, and tasso!! Yummy!
Café Du Monde: Famous coffee and chicory, beignets and gifts.
Loretta's Authentic Pralines. In business for 22 years - Loretta's Pralines are creamy smooth and delish!
Louisiana Caviar, from local Choupique roe harvested in freshwater Louisiana bayous, used in restaurants throughout New Orleans.
Southern Candymakers: Pralines, turtles, toffee, classic candies, New Orleans specialties, much more.
Tabasco Products - you know, hot, hot, hot.
Uglesich's Restaurant Cookbook

Oscar's Originals - these little pins, each one handcrafted by the artist, are fun and flashy and immediately recognizable.
Ruby Ann Bertram-Harker: New Orleans jewelry designer.
Heather Elizabeth Designs: Unique jewelry, Christmas ornaments, nightlights based on local motifs.
Mignon Faget: New Orleans-inspired jewelry and gifts from this beloved local designer and artist.
Sabai Jewelry Gallery: Art to wear.
Thomas Mann Design (jewelry)

More to come . . .