Known as “the street of dreams,” Magazine Street—a diverse mix of retail stores, art galleries and cafés—is a shopper’s dream. Stretching six miles, one could easily spend a full day (or two) exploring all Magazine has to offer. To help narrow the hunt, we’ve highlighted a few of our faves to step into along the way.
The shop: Part art gallery/part offbeat boutique, Macomber’s appointment-only showroom is worth planning ahead for. Once inside you’ll discover kooky sequined and appliquéd caftans, dramatic velvet capes and kitschy string clutches, along with street map-inspired textiles.
The get: New Orleans-map pillows, totes, baby bibs and bow ties.
The shop: A musically inclined man cave outfitted with the requisite leather sofa and bar, a pick-shaped side table and dozens of vintage guitars, from early Gibson Style Os to artist-owned electrics. Wanna play? Have at it.
The get: A $60K, mint-condition 1952 Fender Telecaster…or a $10 slide.
The shop: A bright, glittery women’s clothing and accessories emporium that steps back in time. Look close for hidden gems, and read the handwritten tags; they’re filled with information.
The get: Gorgeous vintage fashions and beautiful designer costume jewelry from the likes of Oscar de la Renta, Tricori, et al.
The shop: White walls, open shelving and ample floor space showcase a large and eclectic collection of clean-lined housewares, furniture, bedding, art, fragrance and more. Wander and wonder.
The get: Elegant and useful Portuguese journals and a handful of excellent brushes for dish, desktop and dusting.
The shop: A women’s boutique where body positivity reigns supreme, drapes the racks and is the theme of the store’s book collection on the subject.
The get: Current, pretty and comfy fashions and foundations for sizes 12 and up, swingy tops and dresses and cute active wear.
The shop: A 200-year-old building that once housed a bank, now home to hip headwear. A cool, retro air permeates the place, with shelves lined with iconic hat styles, including packable varieties for trendy travelers.
The get: Timeless fedoras, sturdy straw Panamas and playful baseball caps.
The shop: An offshoot of the acclaimed San Francisco corsetry and couture store, famed for its handcrafted, bespoke designs. A favorite of neo-burlesque glamour-puss Dita von Teese.
The get: Historically inspired, customized corsets for “every size, every gender, every shape, every aesthetic” and out-of-the-norm bridal wear.
Lady Delaney’s Imaginarium
The shop: A petite jewel box filled with itsy-bitsy works of art. Pint-sized paper dresses, teeny-tiny literary tomes, meticulous mini macarons, microscopic butterflies: If you can imagine it, miniaturist Lauren Delaney can create it.
The get: “Whimsical whatnots,” handmade candies and DIY kits.
The shop: A bright, welcoming space filled with Crescent City collectibles, Southern-centric home décor and fun gift items.
The get: You’ll literally find something for everyone, from gator-accented onesies and locally made nail polish to NOLA-themed dish towels and papier mâché Mardi Gras float flowers.
The Bead Shop
The shop: A stunning wonderland of beads, trinkets, stones and sterling silver to make your own jewelry, staffed by knowledgeable crafters.
The get: Strands, bags and bottles of beads, jewelry-making tools and supplies, as well as premade bracelets, earrings and necklaces with a local vibe too adorable to pass up.