Southern Street Style: French Quarter

This guy might look familiar to some of y’all.

Yup, that is in fact my husband, Thomas shopping in the French Quarter for some new summer clothes. Where’d he stop? Gnome, French Connection, UAL, and Urban Outfitters were all on the list. Guys are you looking for some men’s clothing stores in New Orleans? Check out my uptown and downtown men’s shopping guides on Go NOLA.

Pictures and text by Christy

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Mannequin Monday- Mardi Gras in the French Quarter

Mardi Gras is a mere two  weeks away and the Big Easy is positively electric with excitement. I’m so behind on our costumes that I’m starting to get nervous but I always pull through with the finishing touches, even if that means burning the midnight oil on Lundi Gras.

While I was out strolling through the quarter a few weeks ago I happened upon this great couple and I was tempted to ask if the costumes were for sale. The detail that goes in to float costumes is incredible and it always amazes me to think about the amount of hours that go into sewing these creations.

Collectible Antiques
1232 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 566-0399
Open daily 12:00pm-6:00 pm 

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Mannequin Mondays

It’s time for another Mannequin Monday! I got the opportunity to hang out with my sister this Friday and we packed in a lot. Now don’t be hatin’ but the day started off with lunch at Restaurant August (met John Besh!) and was followed by stopping in a few shops, checking out the Pharmacy Museum (amazing), hitting up Rubenstein’s for the men’s makeover contest and dancing the night away to DJ Rusty Lazer at The Saint. Whew!
So somehow I managed to squeeze in photos of the cute display at Langford Market, a boutique on Decatur St. that focuses on trendy, affordable clothes. These outfits are simple and easy without being boring. If you can handle walking around the French Quarter in this heat check out the goodies they have in stock. 
Langford Market

907 Decatur Street

New Orleans, LA 70116-3307

(504) 586-3853

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Decidely Downtown

I love Uptown New Orleans. I’ve lived in several neighborhoods and each have had a certain charm about them. However I’ve always held the French Quarter as the place to throw down be it enjoying a meal or imbibing in one too many cocktails. When I think downtown instead of the typical tourist trap bars like Pat O’ Brian’s I think of the gritty, seedy feel of Lower Decatur St. I spent many of late nights and early mornings in some of the best dive bars the city has to offer. There are a guaranteed cast of characters and I’d urge everyone to get off Bourbon St. and hang out where the locals go.

This post is dedicated to the unique style that only the French Quarter can call its own.

Rock&Republic has a reputation for rocker chic vibe and they never disappoint.

My favorite brand of jeans of all time is Citizens of Humanity. If you want  to look hot you have to feel hot and Citizens have a great cut that flatters every time. The black skinny Invaders with zipper detailing are about as bad ass as it gets.

I love the toughness of this McQ by Alexander McQueen topper.

This little Betsey Johnson clutch injects punchy color and a dash of girlie into any outfit.

Going out downtown requires appropriate footwear as the streets of the Vieux Carre can be hazardous (pot holes! cracked sidewalks! what sidewalk?), especially when one has indulged in a few too many. These Loeffler Randall heels are substantial enough to keep you upright.

Make sure you are staying out waaay past your bedtime with this pink and gold watch from La Mer.

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