Essence festival is this weekend and while you’ve had months to prepare, like most of us, we are scrambling to find something to wear. Not only are there day activities (Essence in the Park kicks off July 4th) but, between Michelle Obama speaking on Saturday at the Superdome and Trina performing at Essence After Dark, lewks must be served all weekend. Luckily, New Orleans is home to many independent boutiques as well as high-end stores. From Canal Place, which includes designer spots like Louis Vuitton and Saks Fifth Avenue to Lizzie’s Boutique producing trendy and affordable clothes, there are pieces you can find right here in New Orleans.

Check out a list of places you can shop at for Essence Fest below.

Orcie Boutique

601 Behrman Hwy, Gretna, La. 70056

Canal Place

333 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Lizzie’s Boutique

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91 Holmes Blvd, Terrytown, La 70056


814 Canal St, New Orleans, LA

Lennox + Lane

2131 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Armoire Boutique

3102 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115