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What Else Is In Store For You When Visiting New Orleans for the Essence Music Festival

Everyone is familiar with the array of music showcased on Poydras street in the Louisiana Superdome during the Essence Music festival.

The great food and spirits along Bourbon Street come to mind when you think of New Orleans.

Ladies, when you come this year to celebrate the weekend of music and a message, be sure to visit another street in Crescent City: Magazine Street.

Downtown at Canal Street, Magazine Street meanders from the edge of the French Quarter, up the Mississippi River to Audubon Park and Zoo. A wide range of speciality fashion and elegant finds are waiting for you!!

So come and explore six miles of shopping that is uniquely New Orleans.

Accessories, shoes… a deluge of designers, with a hint of bargain sprinkled in between, skip the malls this time around and try Magazine Street for your shopping fix.

Remember ladies: this is Essence Weekend - it’s the time to choose funky and fabulous over casual and cool. You want to stand out, and these shops have something for every mood, every style and every budget.

From Diva’s shoe box and Feet First to Hemline to Ms. Spratt’s for full-figured sistas to Tomato to Total Woman….go out and find that treasure on Magazine Street when you come to New Orleans.

Good luck…and don’t forget to rock comfortable shoes while on this mission!!!

To learn more about the retail gems of Magazine Street, visit

Kelly’s faves: Ele Shoes & Accessories, Blink, Clothesminded, Buffalo Exchange, Total Woman

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