New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. New Orleans is located in southeastern Louisiana, straddling the Mississippi River. The city is often referred to as the "most unique" in the United States. The shopping scene in New Orleans is as eclectic as the city’s music, food, and culture, and in local boutiques and specialty stores you’ll find everything. New Orleans shopping––from the French Quarter to Magazine Street––offers an array of retail choices. Options include The Shops at Canal Place, Saks Fifth Avenue, Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, as well as hundreds of boutiques, art galleries and antique stores throughout the city along.