It's Fall, Y'all!

It's Fall, Y'all!

Sweaters and hoodies are cool, and your New Orleans record store has plenty.

Sweater (and hoodie!) weather is fast approaching. Here at Mushroom New Orleans, we have a pretty extensive selection of hoodies and sweatshirts, so you can go in style and comfort to the following Halloween and fall festivals and other events in the city.

Any time the temperature dips below 70 degrees can be sweater weather, and it's definitely time for the long sleeves when the temperature slumps below 60. This October, check out our brand hoodies, like a hoodie with Mushroom's classic logo and another Mushroom brand hoodie incorporating the ubiquitous fleur-de-lis.

We've been around since 1969, and thanks to our loyal patrons, some of our Mushroom brand products are the best-selling items in our store. The classic Mushroom-logo hoodie and pullover is a heavy blend that is perfect for chilly autumn days or lounging in a drafty house during the winter.

The Origins of Sweaters and Hoodies

Hipsters like sweaters. Geeks like sweaters. Band fans like sweaters. Everybody likes sweaters, whether simple or embellished, utilitarian or couture, worn to make a statement or just to protect yourself from chilly weather.

In the 16th century, "sweater" meant "one who works hard." In the 19th century, it referred to "clothing worn to produce sweating and reduce weight," then, later in the century, to a "woolen vest or jersey, originally worn in rowing." Finally, in the early 20th century, the word came to signify the garment we know today.

What about hoodies? Having come to prominence in the 1930s as the clothing of choice of warehouse workers, they eventually earned a place around the globe among athletes, graffiti artists, and denizens of hip-hop and surfer culture. You can even find hoodies on the runway and in extravagant celebrity versions.

Sweatshirts, sweaters, and hoodies can be adapted to almost any aesthetic. You can choose one that is simple and monochromatic or one that is embellished or conveys a message you believe in.

New Orleans Fall Events Perfect for Hoodies and Sweaters

Here are a few of the Halloween and fall outdoor events in New Orleans that we can help you attend in style and comfort.


October and November

For the 91st time, all things German are returning to Deutsches Haus in Mid‑City, on the banks of Bayou St. John. Expect beer, bratwurst, oompah music, even a Dachshund race.

Krewe of Boo

October 23, 2021

After a pandemic-induced hiatus, the annual Halloween parade returns this year with its usual assemblage of eye-catching and kid-friendly floats. It will roll from the Marigny through the French Quarter, passing landmarks like Jackson Square. If you go, consider donning a costume, as many parade-goers had been doing every year to celebrate the Halloween weekend.

Bayou Classic

November 27, 2021

Even if you don't go to the Superdome to watch this annual football game between Grambling and Southern universities, you can join outdoor festivities with the satellite events that will be happening all weekend alongside the Bayou Classic. On Saturday, November 27, go to the French Quarter or the CBD to catch the annual Bayou Classic parade, which starts at 9:30 a.m. After the parade, head to Champions Square at the Superdome to tailgate your heart out at the Fan Festival between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

This fall, enjoy the cooler temperatures and outdoor festivities while wearing your sweater or hoodie! Drop by your favorite New Orleans record store and check out our offerings before the next cold front hits. We're open from 10 a.m. to midnight daily.

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