8 Items to Add to Your Mardi Gras Wardrobe

It’s Carnival season, and for NOLA babes that means the boxes full of wigs, glitter, and colorful leggings come out to play!

Having your purple, green and gold stash on point is essential to be prepared for the upcoming parades and parties. However, sometimes our glitter shoes may need a little refresher from one season to the next.

We’ve been checking all of our favorite local shops for must-haves this Carnival season and rounded up our favorites. Add these to your shopping list, and you’ll be parade ready in no time.

All the Glitter

We firmly believe that you can never have enough glitter during Mardi Gras. We put it on our faces, chests, and anywhere else we can get it.

Trendz – 4222 Magazine St. And 633 St Peter St

Head Pieces & Wigs

Look like a badass rocking one of these wigs and/or headpieces to a parade party, or even to spice up your Mardi Gras ball look.

Funky Monkey – 3127 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115


Fifi Mahony’s – 934 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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Miette– 2038 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130


Pre-game for festival season with a Mardi Gras flower crown – every basic babe’s dream.

Trendz – 4222 Magazine St. And 633 St Peter St


A Cute NOLA Cap

Daytime parade? Rock this NOLA Mardi Gras cap, with jeans and colorful keds.

Jean Therapy – Multiple locations in New Orleans and Metairie


The Most Important Accessory

Here in New Orleans, we have the luxury of walking the streets with an open container, and Mardi Gras is a time where we all take advantage of this. Sip in style with these cups!

Andrea’s Vinyl Shop – Online Store, Locally Made


Nail Polish

A babe perfects her Mardi look down to the last detail. Add some Purple, Green and Gold to your nails to stand out.

Native Polish – Sold in Multiple Boutiques, Stores & Salons


Mardi Gras Tees

Going for comfort? We love these tees sold at multiple shops all around the city!

The Elizabeth Chronicles – 5430 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Lucy Rose – 3318 Magazine St & 534 Chartres St



These leggings will keep you warm and festive!

Fleurty Girl – Multiple locations in New Orleans, Metairie, & Mandeville

Sarah Ott – 7808 Maple St d, New Orleans, LA 70118


Babes & Beignets Koozies

Because any outfit can use a splash of pink during Mardi Gras & year-round! Get matching koozies for you and your Babe Krewe ($6 each or 4 for $20). Email us to place your order!

We know you will be lookin’ fab when we see you on the parade route. Happy shopping babes!


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