A Shopper's Dream:
Magazine Street runs from Canal Street to Audubon Park, and is six miles of a shopper's dream. The Magazine Street bus makes the trip easily accessible. A one-way bus ride is cheap at $1.25, or you can get an all-day pass from the driver for $5.00 and get on and off as often as you like. There is a free booklet available that describes the shopping in detail; you can pick it up at almost any shop along Magazine Street. Starting downtown and working our way up to Audubon Park, let's take a look at the highlights.
Canal Street to Jackson Avenue:
Most of the shops start at Magazine and Felicity Street. In this area, you'll find several affordable antique shops. At 2044 Magazine, visit the House of Lounge, a distinctive lingerie shop where you can shop for a feathered fan and matching slippers to go with your favorite lingerie. For you metrosexual males, a stop at Aidan Gill's For Men at 2026 Magazine is a must. This is an exotic adventure for men with its old-time barber chairs to sit in while getting a shave with a straight razor and hot towels. If there's no time for that indulgence, pick up some of the fine English shaving soaps and brushes for a real shave at home. An adventure in eating awaits at Juan's Flying Burrito, or stop for an ice cream at Sophies, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor.
Jackson Avenue to Louisiana Avenue:
Pippen Lane is a children's emporium at 2929 Magazine. Ruby Ann Bertram-Harker is a local jewelry designer at 3005 Magazine, and Gallerie Eclat, at 3116 Magazine, features original artwork by local artists. Petcetera at 3205 Magazine offers unique indulgences for the pampered pet. If your high maintenance cat needs a four-poster bed designed by a local designer, or your new puppy needs a jeweled collar, this is the place for you. Joey K's at 3001 Magazine has local comfort food (Creole pot cooking), and Sake Cafe at 2830 Magazine is an upscale sushi bar.
Louisiana to Napoleon Avenue:
Boutiques of interest include Il Negozio at 3607 Magazine, offering clothes by various European and American designers. Fairy, at 3634 Magazine, offers a whimsical and eclectic mix of reasonably priced contemporary women's clothing. At 3801 Magazine, Mignon Faget, a nationally known jewelry designer, has a branch store where her pieces of wearable art are available. Lilette Restaurant at 3637 Magazine offers casual French fare by Chef John Harris, and Casamento's at 4330 Magazine is a New Orleans fixture showcasing oyster dishes.