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    Kay's About Page



    Kay’s (the store) came to life in 2014. With our street style boutique on Magazine Street, Kay’s features creative, edgy street style for fashion lovers and free spirits everywhere.

    As the soulchild of designer and stylist, Kay Charbonnet, Kay’s is a curated shopping experience that celebrates and seeks to empower the mavericks, free-thinkers, and badass babes who value personal style over following trends. Inclusive AF, we deliver inspired street style looks to all shapes and sizes, celebrating the social and cultural diversity that makes our world so rad. Our motto: Don’t Hate!


    Kay’s first foray into fashion design was on the knee of her abuela, a Cuban immigrant and dressmaker. Kay took up the sketchbook and began designing in high school when she and her abuela collaborated on her prom gown.

    Kay received a B.A. in Fashion Design from Marymount University in Virginia, continued her studies abroad as an apprentice to London bridal designer Angela Stone and later as a student of couture draping at Paris’ American Academy. Kay took her studies one step further when she pursued advanced design studies at Drexel University in Pennsylvania.

    A New Orleans native, Kay returned home where she designed and constructed custom evening, bridal and cocktail apparel under her own KMC Design Studios. When Kay recognized a void in the local marketplace for her edgy street style, in December 2014, she opened Kay’s, the boutique on Magazine Street and launched in October 2016.


    We’re all about fashion that doesn’t take itself too seriously. All we care about is that you’re feelin’ yourself and living your best life no matter what you’re wearing. We believe in bold, badass, inclusivity transcending trends, gender, and size.

    So, If you want to know more about any of our designs or talk to one of our stylists, hit us up at 504-301-3366 or email If you’re in the mood to treat yourself IRL, stop by our street style boutique on Magazine Street:

    5419 Magazine Street
    New Orleans, LA 70115