A Guide To Shopping On Magazine Street, NOLA

Nicholas Martino / © Culture Trip
Nicholas Martino / © Culture Trip
Photo of Rebeca Trejo
26 April 2018

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 restaurants where locals and tourists alike gather to enjoy the spirit of NOLA.

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 and 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.

Buffalo Exchange

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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.

Billy Reid

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Located at 3927 Magazine Street, 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 U.S. manufacturing, proprietary textiles development and high-quality construction.

Century Girl Vintage

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Step back in time with a small but elegant selection of vintage specialty and designer women’s fashion and accessories. Each piece in the shop is hand curated and the result is a shop full of beautiful, unique treasures from around the world. Word of adorable warning, Century Girl has a shop dog as charming as the fashions around the store.

Men’s and women’s grooming

Aidan Gill for Men

Beauty Salon

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 ambiance 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 the shop’s unique collection of Irish whiskeys and sent off with a fresh haircut.

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.

Shoes and accessories

Goorin Brothers

Founded in 1895 by Cassel Goorin, Goorin Bros. is an authentic hat-making craftsmanship with over 30 shops across the U.S. 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.

Gifts, home and books

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