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5 New Orleans Stores for Decorating on a Budget

Are you in the process of redecorating your apartment? Moving to a new place? If so, you don’t need to break the bank while creating your new home environment. 

We’ve made a list of 5 great second-hand stores in New Orleans that are worth checking out for their reduced-cost, quality inventory.

Even if you’ve got a great master plan, we suggest you look into these great spots. They might save you a bunch of dough!

House Stuff: House Stuff is a boutique consignment store full of used furnishings, from living area furniture to accent pieces. Located at 3939 Toulouse St., House Stuff is a store owned by Flora Shaughnessy that pays homage to “well-designed, solid wood craftsmanship.” If you’re looking for used mid-century modern furniture, this is the place to start.

Pelican Furniture & Thrift Store: Just two blocks from the Carrollton Avenue streetcar stop, at 341 N. Hennessey St., is Pelican Furniture. A large variety of furnishings and appliances await you here. 

Additionally, you can take advantage of an ongoing special: Any purchase of $500 or more will be delivered to your home for free!

Bridge House Thrift Store: Bridge House is a remarkable New Orleans institution that primarily offers individuals seeking recovery from drug and alcohol addiction the time and structure needed to begin a new life. They also happen to have two thrift stores featuring a wonderful rotation of home furnishings for a bargain. 

You’ll find their locations at 4243 Earheart Blvd. and 7901 Airline Drive.

Canal Furniture Liquidators: Canal Furniture’s first location recently burned down in a very unfortunate accident, but that gives you a second reason to visit and support this great store. They’re currently holding an online auction and fundraiser that will culminate in a live auction at Mid-City cocktail bar Treo on September 7.

Their new location is at 400 Jefferson Hwy, and in their own words, they “buy and sell pre-loved furniture.” 

Seasoned: Seasoned’s inventory is a bit more specific than the rest of our list, as it only sells second-hand kitchen items. They’re on the pricier side, but this store is just too cool for us to pass up. 

Seasoned sells vintage cookware, both online and at their brick & mortar location at 3824 Dryades Street. If you’re looking for the coolest cookware in the city, Seasoned is your spot to shop.

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