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Below are links to several organizations working to preserve New Orleans' artistic and historical character; also included are links to other fine sources of antiques, decor and antiquing information.

 

The Historic New Orleans Collection             preservation-resource-center-new-orleans             new-orleans-conservation-guild

 

 

jean-bragg-gallery             gallery3954             Petricia Thompson Antiques

 

Cole Pratt Gallery             The New Orleans Museum of Art            The Ogden Museum of Southern Art

 

Annie Fowler             The Screaming Shopper           

 

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You've discovered Let's Go Antiquing!
One of New Orleans' many hidden treasures.

Macon Riddle, in the 1980's, turned her passion for history, antiques and the decorative arts into a consulting business, Let's Go Antiquing! Over the years as life styles for many have changed and the appreciation of modernism has evolved, Macon does as much shopping as antiquing. She says, "the beauty is in the mix."

New Orleans is a maze of shops and galleries. It is ever changing and not for the faint-hearted! Knowing of new shipments, art openings and new favorites on the market are all Macon's job.

Her advance work done, Riddle plunges in, guiding individuals through the labyrinth of shops. "The response has been continuous over the years. We get referrals from people who have been here," she says.

Clients have streamed in from well beyond the deep South. Whether one is looking for a specific piece or wants an overview of the riches here, time is saved and" a good time passed by all!"

Most opt for a half day or full day of exploration. Designers often need more time. Riddle usually works with one or two at a time, but she doesn't hesitate to take a mini bus on Magazine Street. "They are happy to let someone else take care of the parking.

Let's Go Antiquing has been featured in many major publications, including Fodor's Guide, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Southern Accents and House and Garden.

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Your memorable shopping adventure begins after you first contact Let's Go Antiquing! to schedule an appointment. This enables Macon and her staff the time to plan your excursion and do the advance research and scouting necessary to locate the items of interest.

Macon Riddle has painstakingly catalogued, categorized, and cross-referenced every antiques dealer, auction house, warehouse, salvage yard, and out of the way source of fine art, antiques, and collectibles in the city; and she stays in constant touch with them on the status of their inventory and new arrivals.

When the day arrives, relax in knowing that you are with "the best antiques shopper in New Orleans" (Lisa Reuter / The Columbus Dispatch) and that everything has been preplanned. Transportation will be provided for you or your group and you will be picked up at your hotel. Let's Go Antiquing! can even handle lunch plans of your choosing. As Macon says, "A good eye, passion for the hunt and a sense of adventure will bring you great buys and great fun!"

Let's Go Antiquing! offers both half-day and full-day packages. A half-day tour last about 3 to 4 hours and a full day package is approximately from 9:30am to 5pm with lunch plans of your choosing. Please call (504) 899-3027 for rates and more information.

To make your shopping trip as productive as possible, Macon and her staff always carry measuring tapes, cameras, and even a black light to check for cracks in heirloom china. So don't worry, if you happen upon an exquisite armoire but you're not sure if it will fit in your living room or you would just like to take a few days to think about the purchase, Let's Go Antiquing! can send you back with an image and all the particulars.

 

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New Orleans is a menagerie of cultural experiences, fine dining, scenic wonders and of course great shopping! So we understand that you'll want to maximize your time and experience a little bit of it all. If this sounds like you, then our half day shopping trips are tailor-made just for you. Macon has carefully 'shopped' each antiques store and her bulging notebook lists and cross references each shop's specialties in order to provide you with the most time-efficient tour possible.

All you need to do is let her know what you'd like to shop for and the adventure begins. With transportation provided, you'll be off on an adventure weaving you through the famed New Orleans Vieux Carré, the burgeoning specialty shops of Magazine Street, or the warehouses and auction houses known by few.

Whether you are a casual shopper, a designer or a serious collector, your shopping time in New Orleans will be maximized.

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New Orleans is a city like no other, it's all here - the food, the music, the sights, the history and ah yes the shopping! The city's famed Vieux Carré (French Quarter) has long been known for its wealth of antiques, but has undergone a rebirth since Katrina. There is a fresh spirit which is reflected in available inventories--old world meets new.

In outlying areas, hosts of new specialty shops, galleries and dealers are infusing a revised version of the Modern style. People are finding it refreshing to fuse elements of historicity with a vintage and contemporary feel. One might call this look "MODERN-IQUE™" to quote Julia Edelman , ASID designer, of Chicago.

Macon Riddle and Let's Go Antiquing! can guide you in your quest to claim a bit of the past for yourself and in doing so, help you to appreciate the long colorful history which has made New Orleans one of the most unique cities of the world. She knows the unique sources for everyone from the collector of fine antiques to the shopper who wants an overview of the classic, contemporary finds. Macon knows the dealers, auction  houses,warehouses, salvage yards and out of the way sources for art, antiques and collectibles in the city; and she stays in touch with them on the status of their inventory and new arrivals.

All you need to do is let her know what you'd like to shop for and the adventure begins. With transportation provided, you'll be off on an adventure weaving you through the famed New Orleans Vieux Carré, the burgeoning specialty shops of Magazine Street, or the warehouses and auction houses known by few.

Whether you are a casual shopper, a designer or a serious collector, your shopping time in New Orleans will be maximized.

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Let's Go Antiquing! offers complete Personal Shopper services for those with limited time or who would just prefer to skip hassel of shopping trips. Whether your shopping for your home, your business or gifts, Macon Riddle will work within your style and budget to help you find the exceptional, not the mass produced, while saving you both time and money!

What distinguishes Macon Riddle from all of the other personal shoppers in New Orleans is her expertise, experience and contacts. She has carefully 'shopped' each antiques store and her bulging notebook lists and cross references each shop's specialties. She doesn't just know what's in the shops - she keeps abreast of the darkened annexes and locked warehouses, too. She knows what's being stored up on that hidden third-floor corridor where nobody ever goes.

SHOPPING FOR YOU
• Consultation to determine your style and budget
• Carefully edited selections with digital images
• Notification of close-outs and sales
• Advance notice of new arrivals, auctions and estate sales

SHOPPING FOR GIFTS
• Consultation to determine your preferences and budget
• Carefully edited gift suggestions with digital images
• Birthday, anniversary & special occasion reminders
• Custom gift wrapping, card enclosure & shipping

Simply call or email to make an appointment or to find out more about our services:
phone: 504-899-3027 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Let's Go Antiquing offers a 30 to 45 minute overview of the eclectic shopping in The Big Easy and how to be a Savvy Shopper on your own. This is ideal for the VIP suite, breakfast or lunch group or for those who want to foot it alone.

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