The French Quarter of the city of New Orleans, also known as the Vieux Carré ("Old Square"), is without a doubt one of the most promising shopping areas for antique lovers. Founded in 1718, the French Quarter is the oldest part of New Orleans and the city's central square. Given the city's rich cultural history, it is no wonder that the Quarter - and especially one of its most emblematic streets, Royal Street - has become a haven for antique bargain hunters.
Royal Street is a destination with a worldwide reputation. And serious antique collectors in search of treasures from the past should make a pilgrimage here at least once. Treasure hunters who find themselves on Royal Street are as taken with the buildings themselves as they are with the gems displayed within. So many of the buildings are steeped in history, and many of the shopkeepers are like encyclopedias of the area. Whatever item is picked up in their shops, they will share its history, stories surrounding it, and other items related to it. Visiting Royal Street is like visiting a museum!
Royal Street has it all. Large, expansive stores with so much square footage it is hard to see everything; stores that specialize in certain time periods or types of antiques; those that have been around for many decades and those that are newer to the scene. Window after window displays beautiful merchandise, and the area is truly a shopper's delight as well as a history buff's dream.
The setting of the French Quarter of New Orleans could not be better for an antique haven. It is easy to see why serious collectors not only visit, but set up shop in this area of New Orleans. Many of the stores, like Royal Antiques and MS Rau Antiques have reputations throughout the United States and beyond. And if a trip to Royal Street isn't enough to satisfy one's antique cravings, New Orlean's Magazine Street is also a feast for the eyes and a haven for the antique bargain hunter with over 40 antique stores selling quality furniture, sculpture, jewelry and art.
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