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Shopping Resources

Shopping is a major hobby of many Americans. You will find a large selection of products and you will be bombarded with advertisements encouraging you to buy all sorts of goods.

Shopping Hints

The following are some useful shopping hints:

Prices can vary tremendously from one store to the next since prices are not "fixed." Learn to be a good "comparison shopper" by checking the price at different stores, newspaper advertisements, and sale flyers.

Shop at discount stores (Wal-Mart, K-Mart) where items are usually (but not always) cheaper. Department store prices tend to be higher.

Wait for items to go "on sale." Sales are advertised online and in the daily newspaper, the Times Picayune. The Sunday edition is always full of sale ads.

When buying new items (such as a stereo, computer, or clothing) always save your receipt. If you are not completely satisfied with the product when you get it home, you may be able to return it for a full refund or store credit. Always ask what the store's refund policy is before making a major purchase.

You can buy used items at garage sales, using www.Craiglist.com (Links to an external site.)** to find local people selling their items, or by joining the Facebook groups: “Tulane Classifieds”. People who are moving or trying to get rid of accumulated items often hold a Garage Sale at their home or post their items to Craigslist or the Facebook forum. Look in Friday’s and Saturday's Times Picayune for locations of garage sales and get to the locations as early as possible to get the best items. You can purchase furniture, children's clothing, household goods, bicycles, and many items that are in good condition for a bargain price. REMEMBER TO BARGAIN FOR THE PURCHASE PRICE WHEN SHOPPING AT A GARAGE SALE. You must pay for garage sale items in cash and no refunds are permitted. Used items, especially furniture, may also be purchased at second-hand or “thrift” stores like Goodwill.

Bulletin Boards or notice boards around campus are also a place to look for items that students might be selling. DO NOT PURCHASE ANY ELECTRONIC GOODS AT THE DISCOUNT STORES ON CANAL STREET. These stores have a reputation for selling inferior goods.

Many international students utilize Tulane’s shuttle services to shop. All of the different routes and maps can be located here: http://www2.tulane.edu/universityservices/transportation/index.cfm (Links to an external site.)

Shopping Areas & Grocery Stores

Uptown

Oak Street and Maple Street
Many small shops, specialty boutiques, restaurants, and bars.

Magazine Street
Small shops, thrift stores, antique shops, coffee shops, art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and bars.

Riverbend Area
St. Charles Avenue at S. Carrollton
Rite Aid, Walgreens, St. Charles Vision, specialty boutiques, restaurants, and bars

Riverside Shopping Center
Tchoupitoulas St. & Jefferson Ave.
Winn-Dixie Supermarket, Pier One Imports, Petco, FedEx, Planet Beach, PJ's Coffee, McAlister's Deli

Downtown

Canal Street
Shoe stores, small clothing stores, bookstores

The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk
500 Port of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 70130
Kay Jewelers Outlet, Sunglass Hut, Clarks Outlet, Coach Outlet, souvenirs, restaurants, clothing stores, boutiques
www.riverwalkneworleans.com (Links to an external site.)

Canal Place Shopping Center
333 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Saks Fifth Avenue, Laura Ashley, cinema, etc.
www.theshopsatcanalplace.com (Links to an external site.)

Jefferson Parish (Metairie and Kenner)

Lakeside Shopping Center
3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70002
Small, popular shops and department stores like JC Penny, Macy's and Dillards
www.lakesideshopping.com (Links to an external site.)

Elmwood Shopping Center
1200 South Clearview Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70123
AMC Palace 20 Movie Theater and many small stores and restaurants

Clearview Mall
4436 Veterans Blvd
Metairie, LA 70006
Small shops and restaurants, as well as a Sears, Target and Bed Bath & Beyond
www.clearviewmall.com (Links to an external site.)

Esplanade Mall
1401 W. Esplanade Ave.,
Kenner, LA 70065
More than 150 stores, including Dillards, Old Navy, Macy's and more
www.esplanademall.com (Links to an external site.)

Drug Stores

Rite Aid
(504) 865-1111
1113 S. Carrollton Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
www.riteaid.com (Links to an external site.)

Castellon
(504) 866-3784
8232 Oak St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
www.castellonrx.com (Links to an external site.)

Walgreens
(504) 861-7864
718 S. Carrollton
New Orleans, LA 70118
www.walgreens.com (Links to an external site.)

CVS
(504) 891-6307
4901 Prytania St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
www.cvs.com (Links to an external site.)

TU Student Health Center Pharmacy
(closed for lunch 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm)
(504) 865-5255
Building #92 on Uptown Campus
maptulane.edu/health/pharmacy.cfm (Links to an external site.)

Remember:

Multiple locations exist, check online for the nearest location to you. The larger supermarkets may also have pharmacies as do discount stores like K-Mart and Wal-Mart.

Supermarkets

Wal-Mart
(504) 522-4142
1901 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
www.walmart.com (Links to an external site.)

Winn-Dixie
(Multiple locations exist)
(504) 895-2966
5400 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
www.winndixie.com (Links to an external site.)

Trader Joe’s Metairie
(504) 899-9283
2949 Veterans Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002
www.traderjoes.com (Links to an external site.)

Whole Foods
(504) 899-9119
5600 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
www.wholefoodsmarket.com (Links to an external site.)

Breaux Mart
(504) 262-6017
3233 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
www.breauxmart.com (Links to an external site.)

Rouses
(Multiple locations exist)
(504) 227-3838
701 Baronne St,
New Orleans, LA 70113
www.rouses.com (Links to an external site.)

Ethnic and Organic Markets

International Markets

International market
(504)888-8832
3940 Barron St.
Metairie, LA 70002
 

Cost Plus World Market
(504)736-0571
1134 South Clearview Parkway
Harahan, LA 7012

Asian Markets

Golden City Asian Food Market
(504) 780-8588
2712 N. Arnoult Rd.
Metairie, LA 70002
 

Oriental Market
Japanese, Korean, Chinese
(504) 457-4567
3324 Transcontinental Dr.
Metairie, LA 70006

Slavic Market

Eastern European Foods Grocery
(504) 466-1982
3320 Williams Blvd.
Kenner, LA 70065
 

Middle Eastern Markets 

Mona's Cafe & Deli
(504) 482-7743
3901 Banks St.
New Orleans, LA 70119

Kased Brothers Halal
(504) 468-1950
3804 Williams Blvd.
Kenner, LA 70065

Italian Markets

Central Grocery
(504) 532-1620
923 Decatur St.
New Orleans, LA 70116

Nor-Joe Importing
(504) 833-9240
505 Frisco Ave.
Metairie, LA 70005

Jewish/Kosher Markets

Kosher Cajun NY Deli & Grocery
(504) 888-2010
3519 Severn Ave.
Metairie, LA 70002

Stein's Market & Deli
(504) 527-0771
2207 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Latin American Markets

Norma’s Supermarket

(504) 338-8035
4230 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70119

Ideal Discount Market

(504) 822-4232
250 S Broad St
New Orleans, LA 70119
www.laidealmarket.com (Links to an external site.)

Regla Store

(504) 485-6494
4200 D’hemecourt St.
New Orleans, LA 70119

Norma’s Sweets Bakery

(504) 309-5401
2925 Bienville St.
New Orleans, LA 70119

Alberto’s Latin Grocery

(504) 457-4335
4524 Shores Dr. #12
Metairie, LA 70006

Union Supermarket

(504) 469-1861
2105 W Esplanade Ave # A
Kenner, LA 70065
www.unionsupermarket.com (Links to an external site.)

Angela’s Latin Grocery

(504) 464-0052
8100 W Metairie Ave.
Metairie, LA 70003

Los Lainez

(504) 885-6561
2916 Cleary Ave.
Metairie, LA 70002

 

Organic/Natural Markets

Crescent City Farmers Market
(504) 861-4488
700 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org (Links to an external site.)

Whole Foods Market

(504) 899-9119
5600 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
www.wholefoodsmarket.com (Links to an external site.)

Trader Joe’s Metairie

(504) 899-9283
2949 Veterans Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002
www.traderjoes.com (Links to an external site.)

New Orleans Food Co-Op

(504) 264-5579
2372 Saint Claude Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70117
www.nolafood.coo (Links to an external site.)p

Robert Fresh Market

(504) 488-0536
8115 S Claiborne Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
www.robertfreshmarket.com (Links to an external site.)

 

Fresh Seafood

From The Boat To You

(504) 914-4509
3206 S Carrollton Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118

Big Fisherman Seafood

(504) 897-9907
3301 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
www.bigfishermanseafood.com (Links to an external site.)

Jefferson Seafood Shack

(504) 833-0300
2801 Jefferson Hwy
Jefferson, LA 70121

Crump’s Seafood Market
& Sandwich Shop

(504) 827-2804
4235 S Claiborne Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70125

 

Deanie's Seafood Market

(504) 835-4638
1713 Lake Ave.
Metairie, LA 70005
www.deanies.com (Links to an external site.)

 

 

** CRAIGSLIST DISCLAIMER: Craigslist is open to anyone on the internet, not just at Tulane. PLEASE BE CAREFUL! Only deal locally, face-to-face — follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts. DO NOT EXTEND PAYMENT TO ANYONE YOU HAVE NOT MET IN PERSON!

**These businesses are only suggestions. New shops and restaurants open all the time, and existing ones may move locations or close. Always check online before you go!