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A Complete Guide to the Great Boutiques on Magazine Street in New Orleans


If you love to get away from the national chains and shop for clothes, shoes and accessories in small boutiques that offer unique items, Magazine is the place to shop in New Orleans. There are six miles of shops, restaurants and more. It's a great way to spend a day.

1. Total Woman

Total Woman was founded 30 years ago by a mother and daughter team and is a upscale, cutting edge boutique for the fashionable woman, offering a modern mix of classic and fashion forward collections from such designers as Diane von Furstenberg, Tracy Reese, Milly, Kay Unger, Trina Turk, Shin Choi, Kooba, Isabella Fiore, Suzi Roher and more. Not only will you find great fashons, but the personal service can't be beat and the alterations are complimentary. Location: 3964 Magazine St.(504) 891-3964 Mon. - Sat. 11-5:30, Closed Major Holidays.

2. Spring Boutique

Spring has a varied selection of casual and cocktail apparel. Spring also sells shoes and accessories. It's one of the larger boutiques and offers some good choices at reasonable prices for whatever occasion you have in mind while shopping. 5525 Magazine St.(504) 896-9185 Mon. - Sat., Closed Major Holidays

3. Perlis

Perlis has been a New Orleans institution for over 70 years. As boutiques go, it's large and contains men’s, ladies, and boys departments, as well as our alterations shop and formalwear rental department. This is the place to get Crawfish logo sportsware and Mardi Gras shirts. Even though it is a larger store, it still has the impeccable service you find in the small boutiques. 6070 Magazine St.(504) 895-8661 Mon. – Sat., 9-6

4. MiMi's Nola

MIMI's Boutique is arguably the most upscale of the Magazine Street boutiques offering the fashions of designers like Michael Kors’ super cashmere, Donna Karan’s unparalleled draping and Valentino’s impeccable tailoring, luxurious skins from Devi Kroll and the sparkles from Simon Tu, MIMI also is the largest retailer of Vera Wang bridal in the Gulf South, and contains CeCe's, a great shoe store. 5500 Magazine St.(504) 269-6464

5. Weinstein's

Weinstein's is another upscale ladies boutique that carries designers like Dries Van Noten, Massimo Alba, Forte Forte, Olivier Theyskens' Theory, Aloha Rag, Dusan, Ter Et Bantine. And, there's free alterations. 4011 Magazine St.(504) 895-6278 Mon.-Sat.10-5:30,Closed Major Holidays

6. Ballin’s Ltd. / New Orleans Knitwear

This is the place for easy lifestyle clothing and New Orleans knitwear. It's the only free standing Joan Vass store with a mail order business by catalog or website. This is the place for great, comfortable, packable clothes. 2917 Magazine St. #105 (504) 891-4502, 1-800-338-4864 Mon. - Sat.,

7. Azby’s

Azby’s is a great boutique with a variety of styles for all occasions. Whether it's casual or more dressy, you'll find what you need at a reasonable price at Asby's. Asby's carries clothes by Charles David, Laundry and Anne Klein shoes. 5531 Magazine St.(504) 895-1311 Mon.-Sat. 10-5:30, Sun. 12-5,

8. ah-ha

ah-ha is one of those fun & trendy boutiques that offers affordable prices. You'll find everything from the hottest fashions in LA to the coolest clothes in New York, with labels like Free People, Ella Moss, Reef, Seychelles & more. But, at New Orleans prices. 3129 Magazine St.(504) 269-2442 (504) 269-2442 Mon. - Sat. 11-6, Closed Major Holidays

9. ele Shoes and Accessories

Ele offers stylish and flirty shoes which include: dressy heels, wedges, flats, sandals, boots and much more, featuring Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Vince Camuto, BCBG & more. Ele also offers jewelry, handbags, accessories and some clothing. 3316 Magazine St.(504) 309-8674 (504) 309-8674 Mon.-Sat. 11-6, Sun. 12-4,

10. Feet First

Feet First is a great shoe and accessory boutique. It's been around for over 30 years and is New Orleans' largest independent shoe & accessory store, offering 50+ lines of women's designer shoes, handbags, jewelry & accessories, including popular local lines Feelgoodz, NOLA Couture & Skip 'n Whistle. 4119 Magazine St.(504) 899-6800 Open 7 days a week.

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