Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. The seat of East Baton Rouge Parish, the city is located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River. As the "Capital City," Baton Rouge is the political hub for Louisiana, and is the second-largest metropolitan city in the state. There are two malls, an outlet mall, boutiques for women, men and children and antique malls in the city. A wide variety of shopping venues in Baton Rouge include upscale shopping at the Mall of Louisiana, Towne Center, Bocage Village and Perkins Rowe. Also, spend a day perusing the unique stores in the eclectic Mid-city area with thrift stores, antiques, art galleries and more.