Magazine Street in New Orleans is famed for its eclectic shopping, and if you are into high end furniture, sculptures, jewelry and art, this is the place for you. Whether simply wanting to enjoy a little window shopping, or visiting with the hopes of snaring a specific piece, this wonderful street in The Big Easy has it all. Magazine Street guarantees to entertain all, and even the most determined window-shopper will be hard pushed not to part with a few bucks here.
There are six miles of shops, restaurants, and bars making up Magazine Street in which to browse, re-fuel and then browse some more. More than 40 of these stores specialize in antiques, and given the city’s rich cultural history this is obviously a haven for the antiques bargain hunter to search for treasure from the past.
Antique enthusiasts strolling Magazine Street will find every period of antiques ranging from French and English furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries, to decorative arts, drawings, antique frames, tables, Victorian lighting and mirrors, enamelware, baskets, vintage linens, vintage silver, costume jewelry, toys, pottery, vintage clothing, books, prints, chinaware, linens, silks, and much more. Antique shops on Magazine Street are a feast for the eyes, and truly an antique lover’s paradise.
Some of the most famous antique shops on Magazine Street are located between Napoleon Avenue and Louisiana Avenue, and include Magazine Antique Mall, Ann Koerner Antiques, Kevin Stone Antiques, Aux Belles Choses, Balzac Antiques. Most antique shops on Magazine Street are known for selling varied and rather affordable antiques – compared to more costly merchandises from European heritage that can be found along Royal Street in New Orleans’ French Quarter – and their owners are always happy to impart their knowledge and share their passion for history.
To make the shopping experience even easier on Magazine Street, visitors can purchase a Jazzy Pass from any bus driver, which allows them to hop-on and off a bus throughout the day to navigate the street. This mean parking is not an issue, and energy can be saved for browsing in the stores themselves!