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10 Magazine Street boutiques to put on your list

Known as “the street of dreams,” Magazine Street—a diverse mix of retail stores, art galleries and cafés—is a shopper’s dream. Stretching six miles, one could easily spend a full day (or two) exploring all Magazine has to offer. To help narrow the hunt, we’ve highlighted a few of our faves to step into along the way.

Ellen Macomber

The shop: Part art gallery/part offbeat boutique, Macomber’s appointment-only showroom is worth planning ahead for. Once inside you’ll discover kooky sequined and appliquéd caftans, dramatic velvet capes and kitschy string clutches, along with street map-inspired textiles.

The get: New Orleans-map pillows, totes, baby bibs and bow ties.

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You’re sure to catch eyes in one of Macomber’s wearable works of art. (©Ellen Macomber )

Inlow Guitars

The shop: A musically inclined man cave outfitted with the requisite leather sofa and bar, a pick-shaped side table and dozens of vintage guitars, from early Gibson Style Os to artist-owned electrics. Wanna play? Have at it.

The get: A $60K, mint-condition 1952 Fender Telecaster…or a $10 slide.

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Unleash your inner rocker at Inlow. (©Inlow Guitars)

Century Girl

The shop: A bright, glittery women’s clothing and accessories emporium that steps back in time. Look close for hidden gems, and read the handwritten tags; they’re filled with information.

The get: Gorgeous vintage fashions and beautiful designer costume jewelry from the likes of Oscar de la Renta, Tricori, et al.

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At Century Girl, vintage glamour gets a modern makeover. (©Century Girl)

Sunday Shop

The shop: White walls, open shelving and ample floor space showcase a large and eclectic collection of clean-lined housewares, furniture, bedding, art, fragrance and more. Wander and wonder.

The get: Elegant and useful Portuguese journals and a handful of excellent brushes for dish, desktop and dusting. 

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Make yourself at home at the Sunday Shop. (©Sunday Shop)

Jaci Blue

The shop: A women’s boutique where body positivity reigns supreme, drapes the racks and is the theme of the store’s book collection on the subject.

The get: Current, pretty and comfy fashions and foundations for sizes 12 and up, swingy tops and dresses and cute active wear. 

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Jaci Blue owner Jaclyn McCabe believes “beauty is a mindset, not a waistline.” (©Jaci Blue)

Goorin Bros.

The shop: A 200-year-old building that once housed a bank, now home to hip headwear. A cool, retro air permeates the place, with shelves lined with iconic hat styles, including packable varieties for trendy travelers.

The get: Timeless fedoras, sturdy straw Panamas and playful baseball caps.

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In addition to its Magazine Street shop, Goorin Bros. offers a French Quarter location. (©Vermillionaire/Goorin Bros.)

Dark Garden

The shop: An offshoot of the acclaimed San Francisco corsetry and couture store, famed for its handcrafted, bespoke designs. A favorite of neo-burlesque glamour-puss Dita von Teese.

The get: Historically inspired, customized corsets for “every size, every gender, every shape, every aesthetic” and out-of-the-norm bridal wear.

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Corsets are making a comeback; tie one on at Dark Garden. (©Dark Garden)

Lady Delaney’s Imaginarium

The shop: A petite jewel box filled with itsy-bitsy works of art. Pint-sized paper dresses, teeny-tiny literary tomes, meticulous mini macarons, microscopic butterflies: If you can imagine it, miniaturist Lauren Delaney can create it.

The get: “Whimsical whatnots,” handmade candies and DIY kits.

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The Imaginarium is small in scale and big on imagination. (©Lady Delaney’s Imaginarium)

Home Malone

The shop: A bright, welcoming space filled with Crescent City collectibles, Southern-centric home décor and fun gift items.

The get: You’ll literally find something for everyone, from gator-accented onesies and locally made nail polish to NOLA-themed dish towels and papier mâché Mardi Gras float flowers.

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The perfect NOLA souvenir? You’ll find it at Home Malone. (©Home Malone)

The Bead Shop

The shop: A stunning wonderland of beads, trinkets, stones and sterling silver to make your own jewelry, staffed by knowledgeable crafters.

The get: Strands, bags and bottles of beads, jewelry-making tools and supplies, as well as premade bracelets, earrings and necklaces with a local vibe too adorable to pass up.

The Bead Shop New Orleans
Forget cheap, plastic Mardi Gras beads. Get the real deal at the Bead Shop. (©The Bead Shop)