Living in New Orleans gives you plenty of ideas for living a one-of-a-kind life, so when it comes to decorating your apartment, not just any regular decor is going to do. With a little imagination and some time and energy spent hunting for treasures, you can create a unique abode sure to do the Crescent City proud. Start at these New Orleans' flea markets and vintage shops to outfit your living space as creatively:
With six blocks of shopping and eating, the French Market is much more than a flea market and farmers market. Along with expected flea market wares such as antiques, clothing and knick knacks, this destination also features local artists selling pottery, hand-made dolls, candles and other fine crafts. In addition, you can pick up fresh produce, fresh fish, succulent cheeses and even some of New Orleans’ famous pralines at Loretta's Pralines. The area also features festivals, music and childrens’ activities.
If your best friend has fur, then this flea market is the place for you. Not only do they have great deals, but much of the proceeds go to support local animal welfare charities. Featuring mostly clothing, No Fleas offers many name-brand items are seriously reduced prices. But they also have artwork, glassware and home decor in the shop, so you can dress both yourself and your apartment.
3. Frenchman Art Market 623 Frenchman Street
More art showing than flea market, this funky area off Frenchman Street is a must for sheer entertainment as well as the chance to buy something truly distinctive. With a recently painted mural as the background and sparkly lights all around, the handmade clothing, artwork and jewelry take on a new glow. Perhaps that quirky pottery piece would be just the thing to liven up your living room? Or maybe a new bracelet will be the key to your retail happiness.
The Freret Market also offers both flea market finds as well as farmer market wares. In addition, many local restaurants are set up, so you won’t go hungry while you shop. With 90 vendors, you are sure to find something that will catch your eye, but beware, it could be a new furry friend, as pet adoptions also take place at Freret Market. This cool venue is open on the first Saturday of the month, except in summer.
With so many options for uncommon decorations for your home, don't be afraid to let your imagination run wild and create the home vibe you want to have. Have a favorite? Tell us in the comments.