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Baton Rouge is not as much of a shopper’s paradise as nearby New Orleans, but it still has some shops worth checking out. Poke around The Royal Standard for all sorts of unique fashions and housewares, including an impressive selection of Louisiana State University-themed items; or go to Circa 1857 for art, antiques and architectural salvage. The Baton Rouge Arts Market is an open-air arts extravaganza held the first Saturday of every month, (excluding January and May, and the first three Saturdays in December), while the Red Stick Farmers’ Market offers fresh produce and other goodies every Saturday at Fifth and Main Streets. The farmers’ market is located next to Main Street Market, which has its own collection of shops and eating spots and is open every day but Sunday. Finally, Perkins Rowe and Towne Center at Cedar Lodge are both large modern shopping centers with a slew of stores, dining and entertainment options.