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Magazine Street, which runs from Canal Street to Audubon Park, is a six mile long shopper's paradise. With dozens of funky boutiques, galleries, and restaurants to choose from, Magazine Street is a... Read More
Magazine Street, which runs from Canal Street to Audubon Park, is a six mile long shopper's paradise. With dozens of funky boutiques, galleries, and restaurants to choose from, Magazine Street is a terrific place to connect with local owner/operators and sample some famous New Orleans hospitality. Gallery and shop owners are all super friendly, displaying the New Orleans charm that never seems aggressive or pushy. Named for a "magazin," a warehouse that Spanish Governor Esteban Rodriguez Miro y Sabater built to house products awaiting export in the late 1700s, the street is lined with Greek Revival homes and Victorian shotguns, many now turned into shops. Expect a treasure trove of housewares, country and period furniture, chandeliers, clothing, books, silly toys, china, antiques, art, food, clothing and jewelry, costume and the real thing. Lots of best little buys and excellent quality items here (at every price) to impress shoppers.
- Best Shopping: "Plan to spend the whole day on Magazine, from breakfast with Bloody Mary's to shopping to happy hour into dinner."
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: Hunting for antiques and enjoying century-old cottages, there's always something of interest along this six mile retail stretch.