Whether you shop it all in a one-day marathon ramble or spread it out over a long weekend, we’ve found the must-go-to destinations for a Magazine Street shopping tour. Our tour starts at the edge of Audubon Park and takes us downtown to the edge of the Warehouse District.
The first stop is the fashion mainstay Perlis (6070 Magazine St.). This local favorite has been dressing the black-tie crowd, as well as the chic casual one, through three generations of Perlis family members. Stop by and pick up their signature crawfish shirt for your dad or significant other. Or show your NOLA support with a piece from the store’s elegant fleur-de-lis collection.
Per Me (5517 Magazine St.), a fashion forward, women’s contemporary clothing and accessory boutique, can dress you from head to toe. Great new looks arrive every day for the fall season, so you’re sure to find something special that no one else will have.
Next, a stop at Mimi (5500 Magazine St.) is kind of like visiting with your coolest best friend. Walk on in and the fashionistas at Mimi will make you over from head to toe in their best formal or casual attire for almost any occasion—the store even has the Vera Wang bridal collection. And be sure to check out the D + G collection for fall 2007!
With all this shopping, by now your feet might be feeling a little left out. Why not treat them to a little fashion overhaul of their own? Feet First (4119 Magazine St.) is introducing a brand new Stuart Weitzman line for fall, in addition to its already fabulous collection of shoes, handbags, NOLA T-shirts, and more!
Bamboo Apothecary (4112 Magazine St.) is a luxurious spa and beauty boutique offering only the best lines of skincare, body and cosmetics. This fall, the newest addition to their menu of treatments is airbrush tanning, a great way to get that summer tan without the damaging effects of UV rays while cosmetically hiding flaws
The Stationer of New Orleans (3947 Magazine St.) offers a colorful collection of the finest writing papers, journals, notebooks, cards, invitations and more delights. Feast your eyes on the delectable collection and get creative—and you know you’ve been putting off those thank-you notes far too long.
The Curtain Exchange (3936 Magazine St.) has been dressing up New Orleans windows for years. Handmade curtains in the finest fabrics, the design experts can help you find the right fit for your home. And the best part is that you can give the curtains a test run in your own home before you buy.
Interior Designs (3814 Magazine St.) will wow you with its most recently added design lines including the Gustavian Collection, a line of beautiful solid-teak reproductions in several versatile colors; handbags, clutches and wallets from furniture designer R&Y Augousti of Paris; and side and coffee tables made from petrified wood tree trunks, a beautiful way to introduce a strong organic element into your interior.
The Leontine Linens (3806 Magazine St.) showroom has a stunning selection and reminds us of another era. Think elegant linen bedspreads. Monogrammed pillow cases. Beautifully embroidered hand towels. At Leontine Linens, handmade linens for the bed, bath and table are custom-made for each customer. Each creation is an heirloom, a keepsake to give and receive. But if you just can’t wait, the store has now launched the “Pret-a-Dormer” collection of hand-embroidered sheets that you can take home the same day.
Drawing inspiration from south Louisiana’s stunning natural beauty and unique culture, the heavenly stars and constellations, and the shimmering Gulf seas, jewelry designer Mignon Faget (3801 Magazine St.) always wows New Orleans fine
jewelry collectors. Stop by and pick up her latest stunning creation: a pair of earrings from the Fleur-de-Lis Amulet design collection. Handcrafted in sterling silver or 14-kt. gold, amulets are worn for protection or to bring good fortune, so be sure to wear while sale shopping!
Angelique Baby (3719 Magazine St.) might have fun fashions, gifts, and accessories for kids and moms alike, but this is not your typical family clothing store—no “mom jeans” here! This is for the hip mom (and moms-to-be) and the sweet and chic kid. Children’s clothing is available from infancy through pre-teen, so save up your allowance and buy one of everything.
Hestia, Luxury in Linens (3713 Magazine St.) is new to the street offering custom headboards, towels, sheets, baby linens and more. Talk about a good night’s sleep. The selection at Hestia will have you sleeping on cloud nine.
Looking for a stunning gift for an out-of-town friend, a loved one or even yourself? Celebrate New Orleans with a gift inspired by the architecture of the city from Fleur D’Orleans (3701 Magazine St.). New fall designs include the black and gold collection, perfect for the New Orleans Saints fan, as well as its elegant collection of champagne glasses for weddings and celebrations.
If wedding bells are in your future, then a stop by Wedding Belles (3640 Magazine St.) is a must. Inside you’ll find a stylish selection of gorgeous wedding gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses they’ll actually like wearing, and pretty flower girl attire, as well as a new line of mother-of-the-bride gowns. It’s pretty much your one-stop shop for the Big Day.
A boutique for your body, Make Me Up (3426 Magazine St.) has everything you need for a spa weekend in your own home, especially after a long day (or weekend) of shopping. Make-up and the finest skin care products are this beauty-full shop’s specialties. New for the fall—a new micro-dermabrasion system by Serafina that gives you a face-lift at home in three minutes.
With a delicious name like Tomato (3318 Magazine St.), you can’t help but stop by this smart little boutique. Yummy fashion selections in the latest styles make this
the place to go for the freshest looks and newly picked designs.
Got a boring living room that needs a lift? A dreary bedroom that needs some spice? Your sitting room is behind the times? Set the scene at your home with the experts at Probst Decorating (3300 Magazine St.). Specializing in custom-made draperies, slipcovers and upholstery, the textile selection will astound you.
Stylish. Trendy. Cool. These are just some of the words that come to mind when thinking of Ah-Ha (3129 Magazine St.). With up-to-the-minute looks from L.A., New York, and Paris (the place, not the person), this is the kind of shop that makes
fashionistas swoon. The store’s hot fall fashion tip: purple is essential, so stop by and pick up the latest.
All this shopping really works up an appetite. And where better to rest up and celebrate the day than at Café Rani (2917 Magazine St.). Share a plate of eggplant Rani with a friend or feast on redfish Chandeleur. I like to finish my meal off with a delectable Barq’s root beer float before I float on out the door for more shopping. You can even continue the celebration on into the evening with Café Rani’s dinner hours (Tuesday through Saturday until 9 p.m.) and its new wine list.
Perch (2844 Magazine St.) is a furniture and design shop unlike any other. Offering design tips, antiques, vintage pieces, modern design items, textiles and art, this home-design shopping experience is more like a chic NYC boutique with NOLA flair.
Need to learn a thing or two about make-up, trends and style? Or are you just looking for a “re-fresher” course for your face and body? Whatever your needs, Beauty 101(2728 Magazine St.) is the place for you. This cute beauty boutique offers everything for the elegant, fashion-forward New Orleans woman, from resort wear to the finest cosmetics. Class dismissed.
Addressing Magazine Street
Ah Ha, 3129 Magazine St., 581-6666
Angelique Baby, 3717 Magazine St., 301-2583
Feet First, 4119 Magazine St., 899-6800
Mimi, 5500 Magazine St., 269-6464
Perlis, 6070 Magazine St., 288-9635
Per Me, 5517 Magazine St., 897-0300
Tomato, 3318 Magazine St., 895-0444
Wedding Belles, 3640 Magazine St., 891-1005
The Curtain Exchange, 3936 Magazine St., 897-2444
Hestia, Luxury in Linens, 3713 Magazine St., 218-5693
Interior Designs, 3814 Magazine St., 895-5111
Leontine Linens, 3806 Magazine St., 450-6179
Perch, 2844 Magazine St., 891-2122
Probst Decorating, 3300 Magazine St., 895-2094
Bamboo Apothecary, 4112 Magazine St., 895-1664
Beauty 101, 2728 Magazine St., 895-2869
Make Me Up, 3426 Magazine St., 891-9688
Café Rani, 2917 Magazine St., 895-2500
Fleur d’Orleans, 3701a Magazine St., 899-5585
Mignon Faget, 3801 Magazine St., 891-7545
The Stationer of New Orleans, 3947 Magazine St., 895-4869 a