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:
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.
Wearable art for your eyes is all around you at this unique eyewear boutique that boasts a handpicked selection of specialty frames for any style and any budget. Armed with a new set of glasses, you’re likely to find a selection of other pieces of wearable art and accessories you’re unlikely to “see” anywhere else.
A go-to spot for tourists and locals alike, Hazelnut offers one of a kind gifts, housewares, furnishings and accessories. If your tastes lean toward eye-catching or uncommon goods – think New Orleans’ flair – this is the place for you. Featuring local and regional artists, this charming shop also happens to be co-owned by famed actor Bryan Batt.
Updated by Kari Elgin on April 24, 2018