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A Guide To Shopping On Magazine Street, NOLA

Picture of Rebeca Trejo
Updated: 13 September 2016
Running through some of New Orleans’ most treasured neighborhoods, Magazine Street is a six-mile-long stretch adorned with an eclectic mix of specialty boutiques, historic architectural styles, art galleries, unique pubs and dining venues, among other attractions. In recent years, the small-town street, which was built during the late 18th century and named after a ‘magasin,’ (a warehouse built to house products awaiting export), has not only transformed into a thriving place of commerce, but also into one of the South’s most recognized thoroughfares. Whether you are looking for a one-of-a kind shopping experience or just a casual stroll, Magazine Street sits just minutes away from the French Quarter’s bustling scene, providing visitors with an easily accessible chance to catch a glimpse at another side of New Orleans. Here, a guide to shopping on Magazine Street:

MEN’S & WOMEN’S FASHION 


 Funky Monkey

Mixing new, used and vintage clothing for women and men, Funky Monkey is a locally owned and operated boutique open since 1997, which prides itself on building a business fueled by culture, art, music and fashion. Located in the heart of New Orleans on Magazine Street, the store is popular among locals because it carries unique hipster couture trends, custom-made t-shirts, handmade costumes, indie labels, trends for every day and accessories, all at affordable prices.

Funky Monkey, 3127 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504 899 5587

Funky Monkey Store Entrance, courtesy of Funky Monkey

Funky Monkey Store Entrance | Courtesy of Funky Monkey

Buffalo Exchange

First opened in Tucson, Arizona, Buffalo Exchange is a unique retail store that buys, sells and trades both clothing and accessories with store customers. The store, which holds ground inside 18 states and has blossomed into 48 shops since its 1974 inception, not only offers visitors the option to shop among an array of one-of-a-kind designer labels, vintage, jeans, leather and current basics, but also encourages them to bring in former favorites for trade or cash on the spot.

Buffalo Exchange, 4119 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA, USA,  +1 504 891 7443

Buffalo Exchange Store Entrance | Courtesy of Buffalo Exchange

Buffalo Exchange Store Entrance, courtesy of Buffalo Exchange

Billy Reid

Located at 3927 Magazine St., Billy Reid is a luxury American retail business named after the store’s creator. Offering high-end products for both women and men, this retail shop, which sells to lavish boutiques worldwide and operates 13 retail shops domestically, features a wide variety of sophisticated apparel, footwear, leather goods, accessories and bags, with an emphasis on US manufacturing, proprietary textiles development and high quality construction.

Billy Reid, 3927 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504 208 1200

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MEN’S & WOMEN’S GROOMING


 Aidan Gill

Nestled in the Lower Garden District, Aidan Gill is a true barbershop, located at 2026 Magazine Street. The grooming spot prides itself on fostering an ambience that evokes the barbershops of yesteryear, while giving it a twist of today’s technology-driven grooming techniques. After receiving a luxury grooming experience, customers are handed a taster of their unique collection of Irish whiskeys and sent off with a fresh haircut.

Aidan Gill, 2026 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 587 9090

Embodyment Salon & Spa

Opened on 2011, Embodyment Salon & Spa  is a beauty-enhancement retreat designed for relaxation and rejuvenation. Delivering high-quality salon and spa services inside a sleek and creative environment, this belle-boutique offers a full range of hair, skin, nails, and spa treatments provided by master-level stylists.

Embodyment Salon &Spa, 3701 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504 891 4440


SHOES & ACCESSORIES


 Warby Parker Frame Studio

Founded with the objective of offering high-end eyewear at revolutionary prices, Warby Parker Frame Studio is a vintage-inspired prescription eyeglass brand located at 3964 Magazine Street. This transformative lifestyle brand, which distributes a pair of glasses to someone in need every time one is sold, was founded in 2010 and named after two characters from one of Jack Kerouac’s books, Warby Pepper and Zagg Parker. Except for Sundays, when the store shuts at 6p.m., Warby Parker is open to the public every day from 11a.m. until 7p.m.

Warby Parker Frame Studio, 3964 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504 799 2830

Warby Parker Frame Studio, courtesy of Warby Parker Frame Studio

Warby Parker Frame Studio NOLA | Courtesy of Warby Parker Frame Studio

Gooring Bros.

Founded in 1895 by Cassel Goorin, Goorin Bros is an authentic hat-making craftsmanship with over 30 shops across the United States and Canada. Inspired by street styles and the art of the present, this hat shop offers both men and women unique creations that range from fedoras and flat-caps to cadets and top hats.

Gooring Bros, 2127 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504 522 1890

 

By Rebeca Trejo