Opening of a vintage clothing and antiques store on November 27 on rue Royale in the French Quarter


Vice & Graft is inspired by the merchant history of New Orleans and the Storyville neighborhood

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, USA, Nov. 24, 2021 / — The French Quarter will welcome a new vintage store this Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. Vice & Graft curates clothing and antiques for men and women, inspired by the history of New Orleans. They will hold their grand opening at 927 Royal Street on Saturday, November 27 at noon.

Vice & Graft will be the second vintage store in founder Chris Olsen’s French Quarter to open in less than 4 months – Swamp Rags Vintage on St. Louis Street having opened on July 31st. Olsen started the Vice & Graft brand several years ago as a side business, but it grew rapidly when he joined Merchant House Magazine in May 2019. He has since partnered with his wife Megan to further develop the brand and expand to this Royal Street. location.

The store is named after New Orleans, a city said to have been built on Vice & Graft, and is a celebration of the city’s history.

“I’ve always been fascinated by history; antiques, anything old,” Chris said. “We grew up in the Rust Belt, where a collective history is really what communities are built on. There isn’t much else. “But about ten years ago we discovered New Orleans and the French Quarter really appealed to us. New Orleans is so beautiful in its history and we want to celebrate that through our store.” From the merchants and artists who called the French Quarter home, to the soldiers who were stationed there, to the Storyville-era red-light district, everything in Vice & Graft is inspired by the city’s history.

“A lot of our pieces are what you would have seen people wearing in Storyville and during the Prohibition era here in the French Quarter.” Says Megan Olsen, co-owner of Vice & Graft. “We have clamshell chests of drawers and robes, antique lingerie, and plenty of post-war wearable pieces.” The store offers vintage clothing for all genders and sizes and offers a wide range of old photos, books and New Orleans memorabilia.

Vice & Graft will open its doors at 927 Royal Street on November 27, 2021. All public and media are invited to attend the grand opening from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and an afterparty from 7 p.m. For more information, please visit @viceandgraft on Instagram, or contact Chris directly at [email protected]

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