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Eyes for Disguise: Halloween Shopping in the Quarter

By Amanda Thompson

Costume shopping makes for a great day in the Quarter. You can find everything you need for a unique look by foraging these top 10 shops. Start on lower Decatur, and work your way up towards Canal, veering over to Royal and Dauphine via St Ann. For lagniappe, grab a drink at Pirate's Alley or Lafitte's Blacksmith shop to get your juices flowing and spirits soaring!


1. French Market - Gypsy wear, head wraps, masks, feathers, aviator sunglasses, eyeball glasses, funky and flashy bling jewelry
1235 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 596-3420

2. Kruz - Exotic clothing and accessories from the Middle East and India, also has great incense 
1301 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 524-7370

3. Le Garage Antiques and Clothing- Vintage clothing, army pieces, and more!
234 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116 
(504) 522-6639 

4. Wicked Orleans - Goth, leather, vampire, retro, shoes, hats and accessories
1201 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 529-4384 

5. Fun Rock'n - Seasonal masks, accessories, custom t-shirts, and great gag gifts! You name it, they probably have it. 
1125 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 524-1122
Hours: 11:00am-6:00pm Sunday-Thursday, 11:00a.m.-7:00p.m. Friday-Saturday. Store will stay open extended hours Halloween week. 

6. Road Kill - Steam-punk clothing, goth clothing, shoes, accessories, and fabulous jewelry
903 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 529-3633

7.FiFi Mahoney's - Wigs, makeup, jewelry, accessories. Custom designs to order. Hair and makeup appointments available by appointment. They LOVE to help you create a look!
934 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116 
(504) 525-4343
Hours 12:00-6:00pm Sunday- Wednesday, and 11:00a.m.-7:00p.m. Thursday-Saturday

8. Prima Donna's Closet - vintage consignment
927 Royal St, New Orleans, LA, 70116
(504) 875-4437

9.Le Boutique du Vampyre - Custom Fangs made to fit your teeth. You gotta see this shop!
709 1/2 St. Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70116

10. QT Pie - Glamourous, sexy lingerie, tights, underwear, accessories
241 Dauphine st, New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 581-6633


Read Amanda's last column about going Bat Sheet Crazy here.

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