New Orleans’ melting pot of cultures has created one of the most musically diverse cities on the planet. From traditional African music to jazz and indie rock, music fills all the allies in the Big Easy on every given day.
Luckily, there’s been a renaissance in record shop culture over the last few years, with old and new record shops popping around town. However, one of the most well-known ones is definitely Peaches Records, which opened its doors in 1975 as a family-owned, locally grown, and internationally known record store.
Peaches is located in the heart of Uptown, in a 10,000 square foot former Woolworth’s building, from which they still keep a historic lunch counter from the 40s.
Step back in time as you step into their store and experience music in a whole new way, looking through their vinyl records and looking at their apparel to find hidden gems from your favorite music and bands. Check out their products on their website.
Vinyl records are on the pricier side; however, music junkies will find memorabilia, cleaning kits, books, guitar picks, and record frames. If you’re a local or a tourist, Peaches is worth visiting. Don’t hesitate to ask the staff for recommendations or help to find whatever you’re looking for. The sky is the limit!
Secret tip: They are selling a limited edition Peaches Records tee for Ukraine. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to aid displaced Ukrainians.
Where: 📍 4318 Magazine Street, New Orleans
Hours: ⏰ Daily 10:00am-5:00pm
Featured image by Peaches Records @peachesrecords