Shopping

From unique boutiques and premier shopping malls to hip new shopping districts and specialty food stores, there's an endless array of shopping options in the Milwaukee Region.

The region features six regional shopping malls, three major outlet malls, a variety of unique shopping districts and hundreds of specialty shops.  Milwaukee is also home to two major department store chains, Kohl's, one of the fastest-growing and successful department store chains in the nation, and Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., which operates department stores under the Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers names.

Each of the six regional shopping malls has either undergone significant renovations or recently expanded.  Bayshore Town Center doubled its size to 1.2 million square feet and converted to an open-air mall.  Brookfield Square expanded by 35,000 square feet and added a fourth anchor.  Mayfair Mall added 100,000 square feet.  In the western Waukesha County community of Oconomowoc, the Pabst Farms Town Centre, an open-air shopping and entertainment complex, is part of the 1,500-acre Pabst Farms community that integrates residential, retail, and commercial environments into one thoughtfully developed master-planned community.

Regional Malls
Bayshore Town Center
Brookfield Square
Mayfair Mall
Regency Mall
The Shops of Grand Avenue
Southridge Mall

Outlet Malls
Prime Outlets at Pleasant Prairie
Johnson Creek Premium Outlets
Gurnee Mills

Local Shopping
A number of communities have unique shopping districts in their downtown areas that offer  their own one-of-a-kind shopping experiences.

Scenic Washington Avenue, in the heart of Cedarburg's downtown in Ozaukee County, provides a beautiful backdrop for a day of shopping or antiquing.

Also in Ozaukee County, Port Washington is on the National Register of Historic Places and has the largest collection of pre-Civil War buildings in the state.  Downtown is at lake level and lined with specialty shops, antique stores, craft shops and galleries.

Historic downtown Delafield in Waukesha County features Victorian and Williamsburg style architecture, along with antique treasures and unique contemporary gifts.  Delafield is home to the Lang Company, producer of cards, stationery, calendars, candles, gifts and collectibles.

In Milwaukee County, Greendale's quaint Downtown Center is lined with unique shops, craft stores, boutiques, restaurants and cafes anchored by the Reiman Publications Visitor Center and Taste of Home Outlet Store.

The Historic Third Ward, just south of downtown Milwaukee, boasts the highest concentration of art galleries in the city, numerous restaurants, unique specialty stores and the Milwaukee Public Market.

Just north of downtown Milwaukee, Downer Avenue is one of Milwaukee's premiere shopping streets, serving local residents, visitors and nearby University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students with some of the most unique retail experiences in the city.

In Racine County, Racine's revitalized downtown offers lakeside boutiques, galleries and independent retailers in a quaint, friendly atmosphere.

 

Specialty Food Stores


Appetizing Alternatives

You'll find a healthy variety of specialty food stores in the Milwaukee Region.  The new Milwaukee Public Market in Milwaukee's Third Ward offers high-quality produce, fish, meats, cheeses and more from a selection of independent vendors.

Other specialty stores include Beans & Barley and Whole Foods Market on Milwaukee's East Side; Sendik's, with locations throughout the Milwaukee area; Brennan's Country Market and Grasch Foods in Brookfield; Outpost Natural Foods, with locations in Milwaukee, Wauwatosa and Bay View; Ray's Butcher Shoppe in Greenfield; and the Elegant Farmer in Mukwonago.