We Made The Calls For You: Here Is Where To Find Your Red Dress

It’s gonna be a gamble. You have to be willing to spend some time. But crimson frocks are still out there.

by Clint Durrett
August 8, 2018

We know how it goes. You’re waiting until the last minute to run out and get clad in red. You’re not alone. Stores have been pushing red dresses for at least a month now. And if you’re waiting until this week, it’s time to get very creative or get hustling to the shops.

But you’re busy. We get it.

Allow us to make calls for you to make poppin’ tags easier.
(Disclaimer: We made the calls on 8/7/2018. Shop at your own risk!)

Now quick, Robin! To the thrift shops!

Buffalo Exchange

They’re still stocked with “plenty” to choose from. GET HUSTLIN’!

Buffalo Exchange
Getting there
4119 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
Mon-Sat 11am–8pm
Sun 11am–7pm
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It’s gonna be a gamble. You have to be willing to spend some time. But crimson frocks are in there … somewhere.

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana
Getting there
3400 Tulane Ave #1000, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Mon-Sat 9am–8pm
Sun 10am–6pm
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New Orleans Party and Costume

They have some red dresses as part of the Disco Fever selections. They also have red tutus and accessories so you can bring some fashion and flare to the French Quarter.

New Orleans Party & Costume
Getting there
705 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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Uptown Costume and Dancewear

You’ll find something red here – no question. Red tutus and wigs that will go perfectly with some red-rimmed shades.

Uptown Costume & Dancewear
Getting there
4326 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
Mon-Tue Closed
Wed-Fri 12–6pm
Sat 10am–5pm
Sun Closed
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Funky Monkey

“Quite a few” dresses to choose from here. They also have tutus and red wigs.

Funky Monkey
Getting there
3127 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
Mon-Wed 11am–6pm
Thu-Sat 11am–7pm
Sun 12–6pm
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Miss Claudia’s Vintage Clothing and Costumes

“Yes. Yes. Yes. … Very much.” I don’t think you need more of an explanation than that.

Miss Claudia's Vintage Clothing & Costumes
Getting there
4204 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
Mon-Fri 11am–6pm
Sat 10am–6pm
Sun 12–5pm
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N.O. Fleas Market

They have “some red dresses” to pick from and they’re gonna go fast.

NO Fleas Market
Getting there
4228 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA

And if you are out of luck, there is an easy way around this: Channel ancient Greece and make a toga. Seriously. It’s a Saturday in the blazing sun in the middle of a New Orleans summer. It’s about participation and staying cool. It’s not out of the question to run out to a fabric store and get hooked up with enough cloth to make a toga. Add a belt and a glamorous broach and work it.

Hi. I’m Clint. I’m the Local Market Manager for Very Local New Orleans. I’ve lived in New Orleans since 2001 and been living my best life in this rad place since that year. I have 10 years of broadcast journalism and digital media experience. Before Very Local New Orleans, I worked for WDSU-TV – producing, product developing, digital media managing– I’ve done it all. I’ve seen first-hand the trials we’ve suffered in this city and the celebrations we’ve enjoyed. I love New Orleans. It’s home. I’m going to work my hardest to bring you the content and experiences you care...

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