The Shops at the Upper Pontalba

 

 

New Orleans School of Cooking 

504 St. Peter Street

The New Orleans School of Cooking features their best-selling, freshly-made pralines and a selection of local and regional culinary delights, starting with their famous “Joe’s Stuff” seasoning and continuing through their hand-made cypress roux spoons and other specialties. Items may be purchased individually or in a variety of gift packages to take with you or to ship worldwide.

 HOURS: Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Aerosoles

510 St. Peter Street, (504) 529-7463

This national footwear retailer is right at home in the commercial row at the Upper Pontalba. After all, there is no better way to explore and experience the French Quarter than on foot. New Orleans is a walking city like no other, and Aerosoles outfits travelers and locals in the most comfortable, stylish kicks for getting around the city. They’re not just shoes…they’re Aerosoles.

HOURS: Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Blue Alligator Designs 

528 St. Peter Street, (504) 571-5983

New Orleans artist Terry Becnel designs jewelry inspired by her surroundings – the cultural and natural elements that make New Orleans and the Gulf South so unique. From our unique cuisine to South Louisiana’s wildlife to voodoo, no local tradition or icon is overlooked in Becnel’s collections. Find red beans and rice necklaces made with freshwater pearls, sterling silver alligator, crab, or pelican charms, Fleur de Lis jewelry and more.

HOURS: Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
   

Cella’s Boutique 

514 St. Peter Street

Cella’s Boutique is a fashion-forward women’s boutique specializing in excellent priced, high-quality clothing, along with unique and intricate jewelry. Also rich in accessories, it provides colorful scarves and fashionable footwear for every occasion!

HOURS: Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
   

Muse, Inspired Fashions

532 St. Peter Street, (504) 522-8738

This boutique clothing and accessory store is an outpost of the original, founded in Memphis in 2003 by stylista Lisa Doss. Muse caters to the design-conscious “Funky Diva and Metrosexual Male”, stocking a range of clothing, shoes and more from top designers and brands, including Desigual, Johnny Was, and Ryu. The store also carries the Virgin Saints and Angel’s line of handmade jewelry inspired by objects of religious iconography. 

HOURS: Open daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

NOLA Couture

542 St. Peter Street, (504) 875-3522

 Synonymous with the city it’s based in and draws inspiration from, NOLA Couture captures the classic, fun and whimsical style of the Crescent City. At the heart of our line, silk and ribbon items are adorned with cultural and culinary motifs such as Gulf Oysters, NOLAgators, Shrimp Cocktail, Second Line, Seafood Gumbo and the city’s emblem, the Fleur de Lis. Preppy Gentlemen and Ladies accessories, seersucker, as well as Ladies Ready To Wear pieces will take you from an outdoor festival to the country club to Frenchman Street in style.  Making sure not to leave anyone out, children and dogs can also show off their fashion sense with NOLA Couture accessories. 

HOURS: Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 

Ooh Lala 

524 St. Peter Street, (504) 522-7554

Looking for the perfect gift or souvenir? Ooh La La is a New Orleans gallery specializing in contemporary jewelry and art. Find playful, collectible pieces made with Swarovski crystals and Murano blown glass, fanciful Venetian masks, Judaica and more.

HOURS: Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

 

 

A Simpler Time

518 Staint Peter Street (504) 581-6612  

Nostalgic Art, Decor, Vintage Signs and Gifts

 

HOURS: Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Shushan’s

536 St. Peter Street, (504) 586-1188

A Family run Hat & Casual Wear Shop since 1973. Purveyor of Hawaiian, Guayabera, and Wedding Shirts. Hats, Caps, Berets & Accessories for Men and Women.

HOURS: Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 

Rendezvous Linens & Lace 

522 St. Peter Street, (504) 522-0225

For 35 years, Rendezvous Linens & Lace has been New Orleans’ premier boutique for exquisite, handmade linen and lace children’s clothing. Using vintage, hand-embroidered lace (much of it made 20-40 years ago), Rendezvous creates one-of-a-kind and custom-made pieces, and specializes in christening gowns, Communion dresses, and caps for babies and toddlers. Delicate lace table runners, intricate doilies and other fine lace linens are also available. Items are hand-made locally, and custom orders can be completed in as little as two days. 

HOURS: Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 

 THE FUDGERY

631 DECATUR STREET

COMING MID 2014

   

 

The Restaurants at the Upper Pontalba

 

The Corner Oyster House

500 St. Peter Street, (504) 522-2999

Situated on one of the busiest corners in the French Quarter, the Corner Oyster House lives up to its name and location – a sports bar/restaurant serving up fast, easy, casual New Orleans favorites to the crowds of visitors who flock to the landmarks and attractions in the historic Vieux Carre. The menu covers both American classics and local specialties for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including po-boys, seafood platters, burgers, salads and the restaurant’s namesake oyster, served every which way (raw, fried, in shooters, cocktails and soups, and bacon-wrapped). The full-service bar offers a selection of beer, cocktails and house specialty frozen daiquiris. 

Cafe Pontalba

546 St. Peter Street, (504) 522-1180

Surrounded in floor-to-ceiling folding doors that open onto Jackson Square and offer direct views of St. Louis Cathedral, Café Pontalba is located on a prime corner at St. Peter Street and Chartres. The menu at Café Pontabla is heavy on New Orleans’ classic cuisine, from casual fried seafood po-boys, jambalaya and etouffee to local specialties, including barbecue shrimp, blackened alligator, and sautéed catfish topped with pecans. The restaurant’s full bar serves cocktails (including an eye-opener Bloody Mary), a selection of wines, and domestic and imported beers. 

PJ’s Coffee Shop

630 Chartres Street  (504) 267-4545

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, one of the pioneers of gourmet coffee in the U.S. We continue today what she started over 30 years ago, creating unique coffee blends and roasting the beans in small batches to maintain a flavorful and aromatic taste.  We travel the globe to hand-select the top 1% of coffee beans – from Sumatra to Ethiopia, from Columbia to Kenya – everywhere the best coffee grows. PJ’s Coffee offers coffee products through three different brewing methods; espresso, hot-drip and our unique cold-drip. We also offer a wide selection of healthy and delicious food options to include fresh fruit, muffins, scones, bagels, croissants and desserts.