Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Zones

Retail Shopping Zones are areas where all merchants are participants in the Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Program.

THE ESPLANADE

The Esplanade is located in Kenner and is a short ride away from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and have ample accommodations to serve your personal and group shopping needs if you are traveling from surrounding regions or here for a trip. International travelers can enjoy tax-free shopping at The Esplanade.

A shopping destination with over 80 shopping, dining, and entertainment options, including Target, Dillard’s, The Grand Theatre,  Bath & Body Works, New York & Co, 365 by Image, Love Culture, and much more!    In addition to our amazing shopping choices, The Esplanade’s Food Court has delectable dining options from your favorites such as Café Du Monde, Sno Carnival, Philly Dat Up, and Bongo 88.  The Esplanade is a Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Zone. Located at 1401 W. Esplanade Avenue in Kenner (I-10 Williams Blvd.), see location

Open Mon. - Sat., 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.;Sun., noon - 6 p.m.(504) 465-2161. www.esplanademall.com

CANAL PLACE

Canal Place is New Orleans’ only sophisticated shopping destination

housing a collection of luxury and designer stores.  Anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue, Canal Place features over 35 national, regional and local retailers including Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, Brooks Brothers, Lululemon, G Star Raw, Anthropologie, and Michael Kors.  

Located at the foot of Canal St. near the Aquarium of the Americas, where the French Quarter meets the Central Business District see location.

Open Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. Call 504-522-9200 or visit canalplacestyle.com

FRENCH MARKET

The French Market is six blocks of shopping, dining, and entertainment with a 300-year-old backdrop. Import and homegrown goods abound, look for local food, arts & crafts, and found treasures.  Weekly programming and seasonal festivals. 

Hours vary by vendor, but generally, vendors are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Café du Monde and the Farmer’s Market are open 24 hours. see location (504) 636-6400. www.frenchmarket.org

JACKSON BREWERY-MILLHOUSE

Drop into Jackson Brewery for a taste of New Orleans history and shopping. Located on the Mississippi River, Jackson Brewery offers four floors of stores, kiosks, restaurants, bars, and cafés. Enjoy breathtaking views of New Orleans and take home more than just memories. Located on Decatur Street in the French Quarter at Jackson Square, see location

Mon. - Sat., 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (504) 566-7245. www.thejaxbrewery.com

OAKWOOD CENTER

Oakwood Center is the only regional mall located on New Orleans' West bank. About 5 minutes from downtown and at the foot of the Crescent City Connection, Oakwood Center is newly rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina. Shop Dillard's, Sear's and JC Penney and in over 100 specialty shops, restaurants, kiosks, and carts.

Open Mon. - Sat, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Noon - 6 p.m. on Sun. 197 Westbank Expressway Gretna, LA 70056 (504) 361-1550 www.oakwood center.com

LAKESIDE SHOPPING CENTER

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Celebrating 60 years as New Orleans’ favorite shopping destination, Lakeside Shopping Center is conveniently located in the heart of Metairie at I-10 and Causeway Blvd. North, less than ten minutes from the Louis Armstrong International Airport and 15 minutes from downtown New Orleans. The mall houses over 120 stores including Apple, Macy’s, Dillard's, J.C. Penney, Altar’d State, Kendra Scott, Victoria’s Secret, LEGO, Microsoft, Abercrombie & Fitch, Soft Surroundings, Lululemon, Sephora, Michael Kors, and Zara. Lakeside Shopping Center is also home to a Tax Refund Center located on the third floor of Macy’s. see location

Open Mon. - Sat, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. and 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Sun. (504) 835-8000. www.lakesideshopping.com

LOUIS ARMSTRONG NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport offers a wide variety of food and retail options. The Airport hosts more than 40 concessions among its three concourses. The carefully curated sampling of national and local brands offers broad appeal at a wide range of price points. The Tax Refund Center Level 2 before security near the Airport Police Office, see map. (504) 303-7500. www.flymsy.com

THE OUTLET COLLECTION AT RIVERWALK

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The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk is the premier outlet shopping destination in the heart of downtown New Orleans featuring over 75 retailers and restaurants on the bank of the majestic Mississippi River. Save up to 65% every day at beloved designer brands including Nordstrom Rack, Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio, Under Armour, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, Le Creuset, Calvin Klein Underwear, Levi’s, The PUMA Store, Guess and more! Riverwalk is also home to the only New Orleans Tax Refund Center, located on Level B.

Open Mon. - Sat., 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (504) 522-1555. www.riverwalkneworleans.com

TANGER OUTLET CENTER

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Shop smart! Buy direct! The Tanger Outlet Center has over 65 upscale stores offering designer clothes, footwear, jewelry, perfume, leather goods, and more. Located in Gonzales on I-10 West and Hwy. 30 (Exit 177). see location

Open Mon. -Sat., 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (225) 647-9383 www.tangeroutlet.com

LOUISIANA BOARDWALK

Louisiana Boardwalk offers unique outlet shopping, riverfront dining, and an entertainment district. Visitors can shop name-brand outlet stores offering savings of 25-65 percent every day. 540 Boardwalk Boulevard, Bossier City, LA 71111, (318) 752-1455, 1 (877) 330-8787 www.louisianaboardwalk.com

HISTORIC NATCHITOCHES

Natchitoches is located south of Shreveport and north of Alexandria and is full of Southern charm with a variety of restaurants, attractions and shopping. Find unique treasures and exclusive gifts from the locally owned antique stores, gift shops and clothing boutiques. During the Christmas season, the town transforms into a winter wonderland with over 300,000 lights throughout the downtown area and over 100 set pieces flanking the Cane River Lake, not to mention the decor in the restaurants and Christmas decorations for purchase in the shops. For more information, call 1-800-259-1714 or visit our website at www.natchitoches.com